Bell Gardens – “Darker Side Of Sunshine” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bell Gardens – “Darker Side Of Sunshine” (Stereogum Premiere)

Where I’m from, Brian McBride is a soccer player, but a different Brian McBride has been responsible for a lot of great music over the years, most prominently the ambient drone duo Stars Of The Lid. In recent years McBride has been recording with Furry Things’ Kenneth James Gibson under the name Bell Gardens, and they’ll soon release their sophomore full-length Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions. Opening track “Darker Side Of Sunshine” definitely sounds like its title. It’s a glorious bit of slowly emerging psych-Americana that makes me feel like dawn is breaking and so is my heart. Listen below, where you’ll also find a trailer for the new album.

Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions is out 10/27 on Rocketgirl. Pre-order it here.


01 “Darker Side Of Sunshine”
02 “Silent Prayer”
03 “Sail”
04 “Joan’s Ambulance”
05 “She’s Stuck In The Endless Loop Of Her Decline”
06 “She Does”
07 “Trust Lost Trust”
08 “Avere”
09 “Take Us Away”
10 “Why Me Lord” (digital bonus track)

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