Posts Tagged ‘Ray Belli’

Arc Iris releases Icon Of Ego, its third groundbreaking album, as a trio that packs the heft of a far bigger band with fully realized sonic and visual intensity. On this latest album, vocalist / guitarist Jocie Adams, keyboardist / sample artist Zach Tenorio-Miller and drummer Ray Belli have crafted a vividly expressionistic new album that reflects both the group’s protean talents as well as its journey of survival. After its self-named 2014 debut on the nti- label, Arc Iris achieved critical acclaim, along with tours with St. Vincent and Jeff Tweedy and festivals like Bonnaroo followed. Within two years, the band self-released Moon Saloon in the US while Bella Union released the album in Europe. Tours supporting Kimbra, Gene Ween, and a complete re-imagination of Joni
Mitchell’s Blue performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center followed, which added to a growing, international fan base that has remained dedicated throughout.Icon of Ego finds a stronger, more experienced band. Recording at Providence’s Columbus Theater, home to silent movies and vaudeville during the ’20s, the band has evolved into a concentrated pop-prog explosion, mixing styles with disparate elements that captivate and surprise. With heavy synthesizer work by Tenorio and Adams, and seemingly impossible transitions executed effortlessly by Belli, the songs here carry a thick, analog electronic sound that harks back to the ’70s. Presiding over these are Adams’ powerful vocals that house the energy under pop forms.

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Released October 12th, 2018

Jocie Adams – vocals, electric guitar, keyboards
Zach Tenorio-Miller – vocals, keyboards, samples
Ray Belli – drums
featuring:
Anna Williams – violin
Misha Veselov – cello

All songs by Arc iris 

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Audiotree is a Chicago-based music discovery platform: In-studio sessions

Arc Iris is an indie art rock trio who write psychedelia infused, kaleidoscopic tunes. Their theatrical stage production includes glittery lycra body suits, sparkling bird wings and pig masks to add visual depth to their philosophical lyrical content.  Our full live session with Audiotree is up! Check it out if you enjoy keytar infused dance moves, scary pig masks, doomsday monologues and strobelights.

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Arc Iris broke musical ground with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014. The Providence, Rhode Island-based band quickly won over audiences in the US and Europe, supporting artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group performed at the London Palladium and festivals including Bonnaroo, End of the Road . Released on Bella Union in Europe and ANTI Records in the US and, Arc Iris drew admiration for its innovative style and distinctive sound. The Guardian talked of “a shape-shifting treat” while new music site The Line of Best Fit proclaimed, “Arc Iris is traditional music thrillingly positioned at the nexus of the old and new.”

Band Members
Zach Tenorio-Miller – Keyboards and Vocals
Jocie Adams – Vocals, Keys and Guitar
Ray Belli – Drums

Released June 19th, 2018