Bell X1: New Song

Irish band Bell X1 will release their new album, Bloodless Coup, on April 12th. They’ve uploaded the song “Hey Anna Lena” to SoundCloud for your listening pleasure…

Hey Anna Lena by Bell X1

Note: This is a 100% Legal SoundCloud Stream Uploaded by & Posted w/ Permission of Bell X1

The album is not yet available for pre-order, but should be at the links below in the coming months…

Pre-order @ Amazon

Bell X1 Official Site

Bell X1: New Live Mp3

Irish band Bell X1 continues to offer mp3s from their new digital Acoustic EP (streaming at Reverb Nation) in anticipation of their upcoming acoustic tour of the U.S. I posted their live, acoustic mp3s of “The Great Defector” and “Rocky Took a Lover” last month, and now you can get a free, legal download of the new acoustic version of “Pinball Machine.” The song was originally recorded for the band’s debut album Neither Am I. The acoustic tour will include songs from the band’s entire catalogue and some new tunes from their forthcoming 2011 full-length album.

Bell X1 – Pinpall Machine (live) (mp3 removed)*

*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Yep Roc Records

Bell X1 2010 Acoustic Tour Dates:

10/6 Philadelphia, PA@ Tin Angel
10/7 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/8 Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theater
10/9 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
10/11 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
10/12 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
10/14 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
10/15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
10/17 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @Hotel Café
10/21 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall

Buy Neither Am I @ Amazon

Bell X1 Official Site

Bell X1: Another New Live Mp3

As I said last week when I posted an mp3 of “The Great Defector” (which you can still download for a limited time), Irish band Bell X1 is offering a series of tracks from a new digital Acoustic EP (streaming at Reverb Nation) in anticipation of their upcoming acoustic tour of the U.S. Below is the second in this series of free mp3s – a live rendition of “Rocky Took a Lover” from their 2005 album Flock. The live shows will include songs from the band’s entire catalogue and some new tunes from their forthcoming 2011 full-length album.

Bell X1 – Rocky Took a Lover (live) (mp3 removed)*

*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Yep Roc Records

Bell X1 2010 Acoustic Tour Dates:

10/6 Philadelphia, PA@ Tin Angel
10/7 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/8 Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theater
10/9 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
10/11 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
10/12 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
10/14 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
10/15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
10/17 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @Hotel Café
10/21 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall

Buy Flock @ Amazon

Bell X1: New Live Mp3 & Acoustic U.S. Tour

In anticipation of their upcoming acoustic tour of the U.S., Irish band Bell X1 is offering a series of tracks from a new digital Acoustic EP (which you can hear at Reverb Nation). The first mp3 is a live, acoustic rendition of “The Great Defector” from their Blue Lights on the Runway album. You can download the mp3 and check out their tour dates below. The live shows will include songs from the band’s entire catalogue and some new tunes from their forthcoming 2011 full-length album.

Bell X1 – The Great Defector (live) (mp3 removed)*

*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Yep Roc Records

Bell X1 2010 Acoustic Tour Dates:

10/6 Philadelphia, PA@ Tin Angel
10/7 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/8 Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theater
10/9 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
10/11 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
10/12 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
10/14 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
10/15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
10/17 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @Hotel Café
10/21 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall

Buy @ Amazon

Mountain Stage: Bell X1, Paddy Casey & Punch Brothers “Gloria” Cover Mp3

The Mountain Stage blog is offering a full download of the group finale from the Bell X1, Paddy Casey & Punch Brothers concert (which I reviewed last May). All of that night’s performers participated in the cover of Van Morrison’s “Gloria”, and it was one of the best finales I’ve witnessed at the show.

Mountain Stage – Gloria (download page)

Mountain Stage Official Site