Belle Mare

Tonight's Deli B.E.A.F./Northside show: Rootsy Stage at Spike Hill

Yo suckers, tomorrow's show is for lovers, come out with your favorite person(s) and get them drunk to these lovely tunes!


Weekly Feature: Belle Mare plays The Deli's CMJ show at Rockwood on 10.16

Belle Mare, whose stunning EP "The Boat of the Fragile Mind" was our NYC Record of the Month earlier in 2013, will be co-headlining one of The Deli's Rootsy CMJ Stages at Rockwood Music Hall on October 16 - The Deli will take over all three Rockwood stages that night. The full lineups will be announced later today.

The mellow duo recently released a new single entitled "Beauty," a cover of fellow Brooklyn band duo The Shivers, check it out below. - Link: Bianca Seidman's Interview with Belle Mare


NYC Record of the Month: Belle Mare - 'The Boat Of The Fragile Mind EP'

Ambient and slightly androgynous, the duo Belle Mare released their dreamy debut EP “The Boat of the Fragile Mind” earlier this spring. The EP resonates with somber tones and almost whale-like howls, unraveling soft acoustic guitar, simple piano melodies, and occasional subtle drones. The title track features the quivering vocals of Amelia Bushell, one half of the Belle Mare duo with guitarist Thomas Servidone, painting a dreamscape portrait of longing. Charade (streaming below) gently develops an unexpected blue melody that can lull you into the deepest of sleeps - I've heard of people dreaming of sleeping, in NYC. The duo met at an open mic night in Brooklyn and recorded the album in Servidone’s apartment, but notwithstanding the DIY approach, the record is full of character and the sound mature. With their mix of rich surrealism and an almost gothic aura, these song sounds as if played through an antique phonograph inside a parlor room... located in the deepest of our subconscious. While “The Boat” could easily draw comparisons to other dream-poppers Beach House, Belle Mare’s subtleties and extreme sparsness create a stronger emotional drive and more nostalgic appeal. - Devon AntonettiWe added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!



NYC band on the rise: Belle Mare announce release + play Silent Barn on 03.28

Brooklynites Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone offer a seductive siren call with their band Belle Mare. Imploring you to travel back in time with them, their debut EP “The Boat Of The Fragile Mind” is set for release on April 9th. The title track shares a sonic kinship with the hushed and otherworldly soundscapes of other artists like Lia Ices and Cowboy Junkies, a band they manage to beat in the sparseness department. While Amelia’s deep, crooning vocals range between Widowspeak's sleepy dreampop melodies and Beth Gibbon's intense retro stylings, her lyrics toy with mysterious themes, like in the refrain of  “we hope we might make it out alive,” delivered over deep, distant percussive booms and ominous, icy synth textures - hope ultimately wins out as the refrain evolves to “we could make it out alive”. 

This is a truly talented band belonging to an expanding genre here at The Deli we call "Mellow Core" (i.e. soft and slow dream pop), see them live at Silent Barn on March 28. - Dave Cromwell

This song was added to our curated SoundCloud playlist of emerging Mellow Core NYC artists here - check it out!