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Buoy Bell
Buoy Bell


Celilo, the acclaimed Indie/Psych/Atmospheric Folk band from Portland, Oregon will release their new full-length Buoy Bell in August, 2011, the follow-up to 2009's Bending Mirrors (which Uncut Magazine proclaimed "evokes the sleepy languor and unhurried warmth of Harvest era Neil Young"). Buoy Bell is dedicated to the memory of their late drummer and brother in music Kipp Crawford. They began recording the album in the summer of 2009 starting with the song "Axis" (which features the incomparable Crawford on drums.) Following his death the band took a break to regroup. Two months later they reemerged with Matt Cadenelli on drums and continued work on Buoy Bell. Though half the record was written before Crawford passed, the entire album is infused with his spirit. Straddling the boundaries between indie rock, disco surf, psychedelia, and atmospheric folk, on Buoy Bell Celilo moves beyond the rain soaked boot gazing of Bending Mirrors. Although their sound shows flashes of British psychedelia and at times evokes the burgeoning New Folk of the Pacific Northwest, Celilo have developed something unique: mud splattered alchemy, a hushed radiator glow with Steinbeckian lyrical observation, and burnt molasses vocals set to the beautiful and tragic sleeplessness of indie city skylines. A direct result of front man Martin's newfound comfort level as a songwriter and a front man, his voice has come full circle and instantly defines the band's songs. Full of laments, heartache, optimism, and reverberance, Buoy Bell delivers sweeping imagery and soul-searching fragility, and counterbalanced by vibrant, lush, and oft-daunting musical composition that challenges both the band and the listener to pick up every nuance. As diverse as it is cohesive, the album plays through like a late-night soundtrack to a never to be forgotten conversation with a friend. Buoy Bell was recorded with producers Jordan Leff at Secret Society, Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols, Snow Patrol) at the Trench, and Dylan Magierek (Starfucker, Builders and Butchers, Mark Kozelek) at Type Foundry. Additional tracking was done at Martins home studio - and as in the case with "Old Loves," around one mike and a bottle of wine at the dining room table. Advertising in Word Paddy Forwood doing PR Uncut review ran Q review confirmed and Baroque Blues will be a top 50 song for the month in the late August issue. R2 review confirmed


  1. Name
  2. Sunken Ships
  3. All Day Long
  4. Baroque Blues
  5. Street Sweeper Suite
  6. Axis
  7. Coho
  8. Four Fields Up
  9. Eerie Languor/American Wasteland
  10. Old Loves
  11. Buoy Bell
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