Velella Velella come from Seattle. They make music that’s blissed out, tonal, enthusiastic and grooving. At their disposal is a mess of instruments: drum machine, drum kit, snarly bass, ‘tremmy’ vibes, clean guitar lines, bassy Roland and overdriven Fafisa keyboards, drippy guitar washes, and on occasion vocals. This is a band that likes to settle into the song before they sing over it, and listeners are rewarded. Somewhere in this sonic mélange there are influences being pulled out of the hat: The Sea And Cake, Out Hud, Stereolab…but spending some time with The Bay of Biscay it becomes abundantly clear Velella Velella – named after a jellyfish – swims in it’s own sea.
released May 15, 2007
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