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Cat Biell - Vocals, acoustic guitarTodd Wallar - Beats, electric guitarTracy Hagen - celloNicole Keenan - KeysChris Icasiano - drums
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
||Mirah, Arcade Fire, The Postal Service, Bjork, Ratatat, Iron and Wine, Grizzly Bear, Blonde Redhead
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About the ArtistHailing from the rain capital of the country, Seattle, Washington, Lucy Bland lets the rain inspire their music rather than drown them out. Channeling those long winters and rainy days into each opus, Lucy Bland combines delicate drops of sound into a deluge that is indie, folk, and electronic all at once. The experience begins with Cat Biell's vocals, quietly outlining images of the sea, the sky and everything in between. Then comes the rich, lyrical melodies from violinist Tracy Hagen. Next are hints of spare jams and '60's sci-fi soundtracks from multi-instrumentalist Nicole Keenan. Electronic beats emerge from a table roofed with knobs, wires and blinking lights, and Todd Wallar marshals the song to shape. Drops of steel guitar and accordion suggest the coming brilliance, and a mood materializes. Quiet and clear, tantalizing and powerful--the sound is unmistakable. Hear the sublime sounds of Lucy Bland on iTunes and CDBaby.
Needle In The Haystack
December 2008 Electronic / Electro-Pop
November 2008 Electronic / Electro-Pop
by “[Lucy Bland] has talent when it comes to crafting lazy,introspective music ...the entire album molds together perfectly to form alush and relaxing listening experience.”
Three Imaginary Girls
by With [Cat Biell’s] whiskey ice cream sweet, smooth, and bracing vocals, her tiny harshly existential bubble observations are cloud-carried by sweet cotton burbles of keyboard mirth and mellow, with...
by What makes Lucy Bland’s music refreshing to jaded ears is the texturalcontrast of electronic beats and effects with swoony violin and cello,the unapologetic sweetness of pledges like “May Say” and...
Aiding & Abetting by
Tight, mannered pop rolled out with just enough of an off-handed touch.I like the languid feel as well as the keen sense of melody. On the whole, this works like acharm.
4/5 at Aced Magazine
by “Lucy Bland are go-getters with immense talent. They are following up their debut EP Lucy Bland’s First Recital with Down To Sea Level this month. “It’s been a long journey on the sea…” but it...
by PopMatters Review!Seattle’s Lucy Bland soaks up its city’s atmosphere of sea and sky on Down to Sea Level. Cat Biell (vocals, acoustic guitar), Katie Mosehauer (violin, cello), Tim Stedman...
7.8/10 on Fuzz by
For their first full-length, Seattle quintet Lucy Bland whips up a gentle dream-pop soufflé. The tasteful ingredients include traditional instrumentation, silvery strings, glitchy sound effects,...
NPR - Second Stage
by Lucy Bland's debut, full-length release, Down to Sea Level, is a soul-warming balm for the endlessly rainy days of their hometown Seattle, Wash. Delicate, electronic beeps and pops mingle with...