Bell Systems is a new collaboration between Portland rock wunderkind Spencer Albee (Spencer and the Walrus, As Fast As, Rustic Overtones, et al.) and Geneviève Beaudoin, the strikingly gifted singer who also fronts the indie-roots band Dead Gowns. “Saint Endo” is the first offering of what will be a three-song EP/maxi-single called, appropriately, “Three songs to dance to,” expected early next year (as is the Gowns’ first full-length). Albee pushed the keys and buttons, Beaudoin put a recent medical procedure to lyrics, and longtime Albee co-conspirator Andrew Hodgkins banged drums. Seth Gass is shooting all three of the EP’s videos; dancer Michelle Mola is featured in this one.
The atmospheric side project of Falls of Rauros guitarist Jordan Guerette delivers another gorgeous LP