Debut LP - Southern Records, 2012
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What they are saying:
"Beautifully understated, slow and graceful...Immaculately conceived."
- Q magazine
"The architectural sonic opulence McBride is known for is still present, but this time through graceful arrangements of strings and the woozy vocals of Gibson's former band."
"Brilliant results...sublime moments, not least the stomping chorale of "Differently Tonight"
- The Wire
"a record of such genuine pop goodness that it threatens to knock The Beach Boys off my vinyl shelve...Bearing some comparisons, in terms of tone if not particularly instrumentation, with last year’s superb 'Kaputt' by Destroyer, this debut Bell Gardens full-length may just be the closest the last decade has come to interesting and intriguing pop."
"It's like a choir in a haunted church"
- Pop Matters
"Stunning bursts of warm joyous harmonies... burst with a life beyond retro pastiche"
"Breathy vocals and harmonies, delicate piano melodies and swooning horns... "
- Buzzbands LA
"Any listener - regardless of stylistic preference - can agree it's radiant and beautiful..."
- Obscure Sound