If you’ve yet to discover San Jose, California’s Belle Noire, consider this your introduction to a band poised to make waves in the rock and post-hardcore worlds this year. For fans of acts in the vein of From Indian Lakes, HRVRD, and Emarosa, Belle Noire offer strong vocal melodies and soaring instrumentals with ethereal layers of post-rock-inspired elegance. You can experience What It Means To Be in its nine-track entirety below.
Speaking on the occasion of finally sharing their newest material, vocalist Joey Lancaster says:
“This has been our most creative and exciting year in recent memory. As a group, we dealt with many personal issues during the process, and we’re thankful we pulled through it to get this album completed. With this band, music has always been the priority, and we are thrilled, thankful, and excited for this record to see the light of day.”
What It Means To Be will be officially released this Friday, July 15. Digital and physical pre-orders are available now through Bandcamp.
Later this month, Belle Noire will head out on tour with Eidola and Hail The Sun for a brief stint of dates (below):