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Welcome to the psychedelic ... the fucked up ... the twisted ... the eclectic minds & music of BeThisBell
Psychedelic grunge punk colored with protopunk, indie, art rock, & blues-rock influences from OKC, OK.


Listen to samples of the Band's NEW album being released 9/15/2014 in the player below!
Click here to pre-order your copy of the New Album for only $10 on Bandcamp (incl. physical copy & digital download)

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
 

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Recent BeThisBell Band News

Hello Humboldt! 

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!

Peace out!  And thanks for all the love!
-BeTh

Interview on KATT FM & story of the band 

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

BeTh & Holly's New "20 Minute Desk Concert" 

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

Some Great News! 

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!

We're #1 Punk Band in OKC on ReverbNation - Thanks 

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 NEW Twitter Page. Follow Us! 

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

Download the NEW BeThisBell App for your Phone! 

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!

Initial Reviews of the Band's New Album 

We let some folks listen to the new album over the weekend, well the basic tracks for the 15 songs we've finished recording so far this past week, and we haven't even added any lead guitars or really even mixed anything yet, just to get some feedback & have been blown away by the positive response.  We're getting great reviews from people who ordinarily don't even like this kind of music, which is sort of amazing.  We're also receiving feedback that folks really relate to the songs & their story of getting yourself out of depression and into the light, and relate deeply to the personal experiences and moods of the songs.  As we've been saying, it's a ride from teenage angst through the shamanic wisdom of mid-life with a lot of fun adventures and relateable experiences thrown in along the way.  One fan, Maria R. in OKC said ... "I listened to each song twice & I must say, your album is killer! Listening to it, I felt as if I was working some things out in my head with my whole staying sober day by day thing & I guess that's what music is supposed to do for everyone, move them... Wow! It definitely is moving for sure.... I had still photos playing out in my mind, hard to describe unless you yourself actually experience it but what I can say is that I have found a whole new appreciation for GOOD MUSIC since I've become sober & yours is certainly worth appreciation. AWESOME! I would love to own your album when it comes out! Sounds great!!!" ... and from a 24 year old fan in Austin:  "I really liked your songs, the sound quality is amazing, and I have always liked your lyrics.  The band sounds like the rock bands did in the 90's I thought, like STP or Black Crows ya know?"  ... We're headed back into the studio March 9 & 10 at Bell Labs Recording in Norman to lay down more tracks and hope to release our new album "We Are The Gods!" later this year.  Stay tuned! And buy a band T-shirt, it helps! ha!

The Thrill Is Gone goes #1 on Blues City Radio! 

After a completely weird & strange day yesterday, I get home and found this message on my Facebook page from Sheila Crain who runs Blues City Radio, an internet blues radio station on Live365.com ...

"Just wanted to let you know that your version of "The Thrill is Gone" went straight to Number 1 on Blues City Radio!!"
- Sheila Cain, Station Manager, Blues City Radio

Very, very cool. Hope y'all will support Blues City Radio!!!  Also you can listen to and even download my version of The Thrill Is Gone for FREE here. Hope you enjoy it! And thanks for all your love & support!  Peace!  Beth
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  • Wicced Sarah

    Wicced Sarah Eufaula, Oklahoma

    Love Ruby, love ya'll gonna buy your cd, hell yeah this makes me feel so good about being a 47 year old rocker guitarist/singer/song writer, Peace Luv and Rock -n- Roll
    Love Ruby, love ya'll gonna buy your cd, hell yeah this makes me feel so good about being a 47 year old rocker guitarist/singer/song writer, Peace Luv and Rock -n- Roll
  • Melody Joyce

    Melody Joyce dEdmond, Fucklahoma

    AWESOME!!!!! Can't wait to get the CD and BLAST IT in my car!!!! That ought to wake up these dEdmonites!!! :-)
    AWESOME!!!!! Can't wait to get the CD and BLAST IT in my car!!!! That ought to wake up these dEdmonites!!! :-)
  • Miss Tammy Kay

    Miss Tammy Kay Dallas, Tx

    Listening to the album. It RAWKS!!! (for this purpose, I mean it's RAW and it ROCKS) #WATG
    Listening to the album. It RAWKS!!! (for this purpose, I mean it's RAW and it ROCKS) #WATG
  • Miss Tammy Kay

    Miss Tammy Kay Dallas, Tx

    This album is punk-y and I love punk-y. Punk/rock. Kinda like a mixture of Clash/Ramones/Sex Pistols, that ends up being absolutely none of those, but totally just BeThIsBell.
    This album is punk-y and I love punk-y. Punk/rock. Kinda like a mixture of Clash/Ramones/Sex Pistols, that ends up being absolutely none of those, but totally just BeThIsBell.
  • Darri Kerschner

    Darri Kerschner Eagle River Alaska

    WOW I don't know what to say the world turned around in my head
    WOW I don't know what to say the world turned around in my head
  • casey white

    casey white 3321 N. TULSA OKC

    HEY ALL IS GOOD ALL IS GREAT IN WISDOM AND GRADITUDE. CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR NEW ALBUM! MISSIN U. LOV/PEACE:laugh:
    HEY ALL IS GOOD ALL IS GREAT IN WISDOM AND GRADITUDE. CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR NEW ALBUM! MISSIN U. LOV/PEACElaugh
  • Tami Robb

    Tami Robb okc

    You rock
    You rock
  • Anthony Murray

    Anthony Murray Bethany Oklahoma

    The music ROCKS!!! Great job!! Keep it up!!
    The music ROCKS!!! Great job!! Keep it up!!
  • Allen Hare

    Allen Hare Dallas, Texas

    "...the perfect musical companion to a really good acid trip"...I love it!
    "...the perfect musical companion to a really good acid trip"...I love it!
  • Tim-jolongio

    Tim-jolongio Central Missouri

    Bethy, your music rocks and your swagger talks!
    Bethy, your music rocks and your swagger talks!

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NEW!  Check out BeTh isBell & Holly Wood's YouTube Video Playlists:
(1)  The "BeTh & Holly Show" LIVE
at Witzend Live (L.A. 1/31/14)

(2)  BeTh isBell & Holly Wood Duo •
Official YouTube Video Playlist

(3) Our First Show Ever! Live @
Oklahoma State Fair (Oct. 2013)

Look for announcements about new BeTh & Holly Duo & Full Band West Coast Tour in LA, San Francisco, Humboldt, Portland, Seattle, etc.
- coming this Summer (July 2014)!
NEW! Check out full band BeThisBell Art Collective YouTube Video Playlists:
(1) BeThisBell (feat. Holly Wood) •
Official Full Band Video Playlist

(2)  BeThisBell Full Band Indie/Alt Rock •
Official Video Playlist (*pre-Holly Wood)

(3) BeThisBell Full Band BLUES & BLUES-ROCK
• Official Video Playlist

BeTh & the band are currently booking full band Blues/Rock shows in the Northern California area!  Email: BeThisBellMusic@gmail.com
Call (405) 693-9892 (serious booking inquiries)
NEW! Check out BeTh isBell Solo Acoustic YouTube Video Playlists:
(1) BeTh isBell Solo Acoustic LIVE •
Live at JJ's Saloon (OKC, OK, 7/28/13)

(2) BeTh isBell Acoustic (w/ Kilo on Hand Drums)
Live@Blondie's (Arcata, CA 3/20/14)(Audio Only)

(3)  BeTh isBell Solo Acoustic Video Playlist
BeTh is booking solo/duo acoustic shows in the Humboldt area. BeThisBellMusic@gmail.com or Call (405) 693-9892 (serious booking inquiries)