The Belle Brigade
Amoeba Hollywood - March 27th @ 6:00pm
A rare live performance and signing from LA’s harmonically gifted brother-sister duo before they tour with Ray LaMontagne this Summer! Their new album, Just Because, comes out on 3/25 on ATO Records!
"The Belle Brigade's knockout of a new album….channels the ringing guitars and precise vocal harmonies that define so much classic L.A. pop, from the Eagles to that other rising family band, Haim.”
Barbara and Ethan Gruska – the Los Angeles-based siblings who founded the band recorded the album with engineer/co-producer Shawn Everett. Bram Inscore and Blake Mills, who also performed on The Belle Brigade’s debut album, joined them in the studio and they once again enlisted the mastering talents of the legendary Bob Ludwig.
The two gifted songwriters – who find inspiration in the works of Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, The Beach Boys, Sly Stone, Harry Nilsson, to name a few – penned 10 songs for Just Because, writing some together and others independently. The music is artfully arranged, with enticing melodies and pop harmonies, fueled by the interplay of driving rhythms between Barbara’s drums and Ethan’s guitars. Ethan has recorded as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for many Los Angeles-based artists and Barbara is a sought-after drummer who has played with Fiona Apple, Jenny Lewis, Benji Hughes and many others.