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Sleepover Show #113: Bell X1
With the streets around Brighton Music Hall alive all around us, we climbed into Bell X1’s tour bus to capture a few songs off their latest album, Bloodless Coup. With just the vocals and guitars of Paul Noonan and David Geraghty, the songs took on a different kind of intimacy, as if the two were telling us stories of home, singing softly about love, loss, and separation.
Take, for example, The Trailing Skirts of God, in which Paul brings us from the innocent vision of a child in a suit and bow tie promising to be good to the floor of a friend’s room, where he can only remind himself to keep the wolf from the door. Velcro, a song seemingly all about the search for connections finds us not only in the life of the band (where short stops make for tenuous connections), but also at the collective experience of a shared video online. All these brief interactions, all these attempts to get closer to one another.
And after our own short time together, we parted ways with Paul and David. We hope you enjoy the videos.
First up,The Trailing Skirts of God:
And finally, Nightwatchmen: