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Frank + Derol: Codi Caraco Brandi Cyrus
Bella Novela: In the summer of 2007, these three friends worked at a rock ‘n’ roll summer camp for teens, where they taught the musicians of tomorrow how to play and perform. Sneaking away from the campers at night to play music, Bella Novela was born. Inspired by western soundtracks of the ‘60s, the operatic arrangements of Queen, the guitar harmonies of Iron Maiden, and the pop choruses and disco rhythms of Abba, the band is best described as a “spaghetti western disco rock opera.”
Standing out like a unicorn in an industrial wasteland, the band has made a name for themselves in the eclectic music scene of Long Beach, California, with their flamboyant, passionate, and unforgettable live shows. They’ve toured the country and appeared on two compilations featuring the best in Long Beach music alongside Mike Watt (Minutemen) and Crystal Antlers. They’ve shared the stage with Semi-Precious Weapons, The Like, Ida Maria, Gram Rabbit, Ikey Owens (Mars Volta), Matt Embree (RX Bandits), and Girl in a Coma.
Their recently released sophomore album, The Archeress, is a rock opera concept record about the last woman on earth and her battle for survival in a vampire and zombie-swarmed apocalypse. Completely funded by loyal fans in a successful Kickstarter campaign, the trio worked with producer Mario Quintero of Blackbox Studios in San Diego (Transfer) and challenged themselves to write twelve songs that flowed as a cohesive sound and story from the viewpoint of several different characters.
Bella Novela is a band on a mission to fill the void for those aching for something new — an oasis in the desert landscape of disposable, automated Top 40 and lo-fi minimalism. Their songs quench the thirst for fist-in-the-air dance floor anthems, blazing a path with a refreshing new sound, leaving a trail of sweat and sequins, melted faces and melted hearts.
Y Luv: L.A.‘s Y LUV may be fairly new to the music scene but they’re already well on their way to earning spots on iPods and party playlists with recent songs like the electro-rock anthem “Keep It Rollin’.” Young but hardworking, the quintet’s latest single is a nice expansion on their sound from the previous EP “How Chill Can You Let Go.” Similarly to their first single, “All Night,” which featured a sparse intro with a heavy bass line that built up to soaring chorus, “Keep It Rollin’” initially keeps listeners in suspense only to lead into an eclectic burst of intricate guitar lines and synthesized beats designed for fist-pumping. However, if you could do with less electro components, “Earthquakes” is also a recommended track in which strong vocals and bright guitar riffs dominate.—-Buzzbands.la