Tredici Bacci

Tredici Bacci riff on Italian film scores in new album, out 03.11

Musicians usually have a broad range of influences to draw on, but few can pinpoint them with such specificity as Simon Hanes. As the composer of the 15 piece ensemble band Tredici Bacci, Hanes has a very precise set of inspirations: 1970s Italian film scores. Listening to the music of Tredici Bacci feels like the peeking into a truly eccentric world - Hanes often performs as various characters of his own invention, playing songs that are in turns melodramatic and raucously buoyant. The project's imagined scores could fit perfectly in a movie by Fellini, for example, and carry all the best elements of camp and drama from the genres the group admires. Their next album, La Fine Del Futuro ’70, is set to be released March 11th - stream their featured single "In The 1970s" below. - Sunny Betz

   

Boston's Italian Indie-Pop Ensemble Tredici Bacci Release Cover of "The Most Beautiful Song Ever"

Tredici Bacci's vocalist has one of the most thankless lead singing jobs. Her rhythm vocals take no more of the spotlight than the violins, but alternate beautifully between sustained soprano and a stone skipping over fake Italian waters. Yeah (sorry I blew your cover), Tredici Bacci is no more Italian than Jesse Camp was homeless. But who cares? They're classically-trained musicians performing orchestral pop songs that, somehow, get the young people dancing. Today's cover of what bandleader Simon Hanes called "the most beautiful song in the world," Ennio Morricone's "Metti Una Sera A Cena" is perfect seduction music.