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Sleepover Show #106: Noelle
There’s too much to say about Noelle LeBlanc to indulge in flowery discourse. Some of our viewers may only be familiar with her from our Holiday Show this year, and her performance of “This Christmas,” but Noelle has an impressive body of work. In the early 2000’s she founded the band Damone, which had a great deal of success contributing songs to movies, television video games and even sports teams. Their song, Revolution is the official anthem for the New England Revolution soccer team.
Damone hung up their instruments in 2008, presumably because they were making every other band look bad. In ’09 Noelle formed The Organ Beats, with her brother Danny, and immediately began ruling the scene once more. Their 2009 album Sleep When We Are Dead deserve to be in your car stereo all year round. Since then, Noelle has had some other notable side projects and actually is the subject her own facebook fan site.
Yesterday, Noelle released her first solo EP, Good Ol’ Daze, expanding her genre stylings to vaguely electronic, mildly shoegazey dream pop.
A few months ago, Noelle invited us into her home in Waltham to record some of these songs. First up is Never Too Late, a song which Noelle released a video earlier this month. Check out a different version of her first single below.
Next was Good Ol’ Daze, the album’s namesake. While this song is quite down tempo and more reserved than the riffs of Damone to us it (this version at least) would fit comfortably on 2006’s Up All Night.
Last was a more up-beat song It Ain’t Easy Living Without You. A song which also exposes Noelle’s punk rock roots, which has obvious personal meaning to the singer.
For us, this was a great shoot and a great opportunity to spend some time with a woman so deeply rooted in the Boston local music scene.