Belle Ghoul hails from Detroit and New York. Its primary members are Christopher Tait (Electric Six) and Jesse Paris Smith (daughter of Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith). The pair began as a an informal project between two friends in Detroit and New York. They shared musical tastes, ideas, and bits and pieces of songs. In forming a more formal group, the enlisted the help of friends and co-workers--Matt Van,Mike Alonso, Christian Doble and producer Zach Shipps--as collaborators. The band's music is bright, cheerful indie pop that is literate, tender, and full of optimism. Its sound ranges somewhere between the pop expanses of the Boo Radleys, the Go Betweens and Paul Kelly and the Messengers, Lee Hazelwood's wry pathos and the chaotic, innocent energy of the Modern Lovers. Belle Ghoul's four song seven inch EP "(Out Of )The Neighborhood" was released on Halloween in 2012 by Elefant Records. ~ Thom Jurek
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