Bells Atlas, a soulful band from Oakland, have released Future Bones, a cinematic song about dealing with death in a turbulent world. Built upon Afrobeat the song goes through hills and valleys, with elements of soul, jazz and dance as part of the equation. They paint with broad strokes besides having a keen eye for detail. Way too smart for mainstream appeal, but tailor-made for the in-crowd who can handle meaningful lyrics and delicate rhythm shifts.
Derek Barber: guitar
Geneva Harrison: drums, percussion, keys
Sandra Lawson-Ndu: vocals, percussion, keys
Doug Stuart: bass, vocals, keys
Future Bones is a self-released single and will be included on their forthcoming Hyperlust EP, which is available for pre-order.Live date:
- 05/08 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish