Friends, the video above is the third single, the title cut We Are The Gods!, from our new album - David Bowie is listed as a co-writer on our song! Very cool. yeo, And the video below is the first single, She's Not Catholic, off of our new album "We Are The Gods!" being released on September 15, 2014. I actually did write this song to Frank Black in hopes of making him feel better when Kim Deal left that band. That part is true.;) -BeTh
The video above, Ruby, is a special punk rock single from our new album being sent out as part of the official album release today! And this is the second single, Hometown, off of our new album We Are The Gods! being released on September 15, 2014. My ode to Schenectady, New York, and the rise and fall of American manufacturing & the American middle class. -BeTh
Welcome to the psychedelic ... the fucked up ... the twisted ... the eclectic minds & music of BeThisBell Psychedelic punk colored with glam, protopunk, indie, grunge, art rock, & blues-rock
Listen to samples of the BeTh''s new album being released 9/15/2014 in the player below!
And check out all the cool free content posted by this Artist as part of BeTh's 30 Day Challenge to prove her artistic worth to you! http://www.patreon.com/BeThisBell
Band vocalist & guitarist BeTh isBell on the story behind the new BeThisBell album WE ARE THE GODS! "You know that the new album tells a story, or people tell me it does :) ... perhaps, it's this story, which is my story, but all of our stories:
Prelude:Turn it up! Ready for this ride? It starts with rage against your anger, a rage, transferred to your hometown, and which, infects your relationships, until you experience a close death, and begin the search to find yourself, and to explore the fun, break the rules, and begin to realize to bleed is important, that we are all gods seeking/radiating love, and you finally decide just to be who you are.
I suppose you could think of that as one line, per song, in album order. ;)" -BeTh
Sarah Torres & Beth Isbell @ Gallagher's (Eureka Arts Alive Showcase)
BeTh has a new project! Pocketful of Posies! Chelsea Yoak (vocals, guitar) and BeTh isBell (vocals, guitars, ukulele) met discussing poetry at a pub near Humboldt State. Now, we're just two good friends spreading good musical vibes across the plague-stricken countryside! We've been playing non-stop since we formed last month and now we even have a full band with Sean on guitar, Justin on bass, and Ken on drums. Come see us this Tuesday at Blondie's with The Mother Vines opening (7p), and every Tuesday night at Blondie's for our weekly residency show! Come join the fun! >>> http://www.pocketfulofposies.org/
As you guys know, I recently moved to Eureka, California, in Humboldt County along the gorgeous Northern Coast of California, between San Francisco and Oregon, or as the locals call everything around here, even the weed lol, "Humboldt". Holly and I played shows at the end of January in both Los Angeles and in San Francisco, and both shows went really well, particularly our San Francisco show which was off the hook! We made a lot of new friends and fans, and even picked up a new San Francisco based music publicist for the duo & the band.
Since arriving in Humboldt in early February, I've been playing a lot of open mics & blues jams around here, meeting some talented musicians, and making a lot of new friends & fans. If you're in Humboldt, you can catch me performing on Wednesday nights (about 7-9pm) down at Old Town Coffee & Chocolates in the Old Town section (211 F. St.) of Downtown Eureka AND/OR later on Wednesday nights (about 9-11pm) at the JimiJeff Jam at Central Station (1611 Central Ave.) in McKinleyville. AND on Thursday nights (about 8-10pm) at Blondies (420 E. California Ave.) near the Humboldt State University campus in Arcata.
We're busy reformulating the band and the new line-up, writing new material, and making a lot of new friends, fans, and good venue/event contacts on the West Coast. I've already met a lot of talented players out here and things will happen and fall in place, just in time for Holly Wood to join me out here this June for a West Coast tour, and a prelude to our killer new album coming out this summer!
This is BeTh's interview on The KATT radio in OKC from Nov. 21, 2013 talking about the new album & upcoming shows, and the radio debut of our new song She's Not Catholic, if you missed it or don't live in OKC. Thanks to Brad Reed at The KATT. The Story of the Band BeThisBell: Guitarist & vocalist BeTh isBell and lead guitarist Justin Hays met at ACM@UCO & formed BeThisBell in Spring 2011. Shortly thereafter Cody Fowler (who is also in the band Horse Thief) joined the band on bass and turned us on to Kellan Turner on drums. The band has played shows at various clubs and music & pride festivals Oklahoma City, OK, and Dallas, TX. Earlier this year (2013), the band began recording it's first album We Are The Gods! at Bell Labs in Norman, OK, with producer Trent Bell (Chainsaw Kittens). And that basically is the line-up on the album, although we had to bring Nick Ley of the band colourmusic in to play drums on the album when Kellan had to go back to Texas to attend to family business. Justin & BeTh played all the rhythm guitar parts on the album, and when Justin had to move back to Missouri where his family is from, we picked up Blaise Thompson of the bands Moon & Drainbows to join us, and BeTh & Blaise finished all the lead guitar parts on the album. And right as we were finishing up the album, Holly Wood joined the band on keyboards & vocals. She's amazing and has perfect pitch, lol. Holly & BeTh have also recently been playing a lot of duo shows around OKC. Most recently, we decided to replace Blaise with David Carlyle, an amazing guitarist who is also in the band Giraffe Massacre. The current line-up kills and the band recently picked up a music publishing contract with David Bowie's publisher, Essex Music Intl., Inc. on it's new WATG! album. And our next show is at the BlueNoteLounge in OKC, OK on December 27th. Come trip with us. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gi-_ZhkEiQ
We've taken a few of BeTh & Holly's best performances from their Oklahoma State Fair shows and turned them into a special 20 Minute Desk Concert, NPR style. "No. 1! These songs are very calming for the listener, and especially timely given the nervous tensions that have increased worldwide over the last few months and years. These songs are gold for the minds afflicted by anxieties!" -Enzo Moser (Brussels, Belgium) ... We've posted a YouTube video version on the right side of this page, although the actual video is pretty grainy due to low lighting, and here's a link to listen (audio only) on Soundcloud: BeTh & Holly's 20 Minute Desk Concert Video
We are now co-writers with David Bowie on the song that will be the title cut on our new album "We Are The Gods!". We just received the final approval from his US Publisher NYC based Essex Music Group yesterday and have lawyers working on the paperwork (lol) AND we will finish mixing down the last half of the new album this coming weekend, and it is getting mastered next week! WHOO-HOO! Well, now you got to admit that's some good news, really good news. We love that kind of news! ;)
And our band website is now approaching 160,00 views in just 2 years.
We like that too! Thank you!
BeThisBell has now moved up the charts on ReverbNation to be the #1 Punk Band in Oklahoma City. And we're #73 in the US and #224 worldwide. Not that we put a lot of stock in RN charts LOL, but still it's better to be #1 than not! Which is all due to you, our fantastic fans! ... So thank you, we love you guys!
Our old Twitter account @BeThisBell got hacked, well actually the email associated with it LOL, so we've had to wipe the slate clean and start completely over again on Twitter. So the band's NEW Twitter page is @BeThisBellBand - so please follow us on Twitter. It's sort of lonely at the moment with only 1 friend. Ha ... well, hope you can help by following us on Twitter at our new page @BeThisBellBand
Hey y'all. The band is recording a new album (psychedelic grunge punk) with Justin Hays on guitars, Nick Ley on drums, Cody Fowler on bass, and BeTh isBell on vocals & guitars, due for release later this summer. This is a link to our new app for your iPhone or app-capable cell phone. You have to load it through your internet browser on your phone: http://www.bandapp.com/bethisbell ... but once you do it shows up as an icon on your phone & you can listen to music, be the first to get the new album when it comes out, first to get news, show & ticket info, photos, etc., and stay in touch with the band & other fans. Awesome!
I'd like to introduce you to my new project Pocketful of Posies with my friend Chelsea Yoak: Pocketful of Posies (Indie Pop Punk) where you'll find our story, videos, audio, all the shows, and plague-filled mystery