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Saturday
Mar312018

BELLE ADAIR - Tuscumbia

"The tissue connecting the many strains of the musical community of Alabama is being created by a group that you might not expect: a winsome pop ensemble known as Belle Adair. But these four gents are at the nexus of so many different projects and sounds from the Yellowhammer State, with some of its members logging time in the Alabama Shakes and the whole group touring as the backing band for singer/songwriter Donnie Fritts. As well, the group helps run Single Lock Records, a label that has released the work of Alabaman heroes like John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and St. Paul and the Broken Bones.

Left to their own devices, Belle Adair goes for a much gentler sound influenced by the work of groups like Big Star and Teenage Fanclub. Their songs breeze by, urged forward by chiming guitar lines and melodies that seep into your skin like lotion. The band’s second album Tuscumbia abounds with that feeling, capped off by some cozy production work captured at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals and Wilco’s The Loft..." Paste

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