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Music PopWrapped | Music

Live January 31 In Brooklyn, NY: The Bone Chimes

Ariel Bradford | PopWrapped Author

Ariel Bradford

03/10/2015 10:14 pm
PopWrapped | Music
Live January 31 In Brooklyn, NY: The Bone Chimes | The Bone Chimes
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Live at the Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY this tomorrow (Jan. 31) are The Bone Chimes! PopWrapped is happy to present you with their newest single right here: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/174723158" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] "High Line" represents their upcoming album, as Tobi (vocals/guitar) describes, "We have come a long, long way since In the Muck. We all have a much better understanding of our roles in the band and how they function in a given moment in the studio." Tobi, Sarah, Ben, Tom, and Vinny are often compared to Buddy Holly & Stevie Wonder, but this single feels like if Owl City were in the orchestra pit at American Idiot: The Musical for a night. With familiar sounds mixed with musical expertise, this single sounds like the Broadway version of your favorite modern rock songs. This comes as no surprise, as Tom (bass) says, “I like creating original music. So I don't think the "polished" nature of our sound is as a result of music lessons I took as a kid, instead it's the result of doing this 1000 times before, in basements and garages with my friends, trying to record vocals though a shitty 15 watt guitar amp. Like any other job, I think personal experience speaks far louder than some formal training I got while I was in school." The chorus of "High Line" has refreshing horn sounds used less and less in today's music. As a true collaboration of all five members, Tom explains, "They're all real. Ben writes the charts, then the rest of us change the parts to make them fit...Ben and Tobi have experience with classical instruments, where I have more experience with noisy guitars, synths, drum machines and using soundscapes as an instrument. We sorta throw all our ideas on the table, fight about it and see what rises to the top." Vinny (drums) sums up the band's ideas and what you can expect this Saturday: "Regarding our sound, I think we lean in the direction of being an indie band at the core, though there are other elements and styles that emerge. In rehearsal we seem to focus on setting the right tone of the song which leads us to other places either predictable or surprising. I don't think that we are trying too hard to be something that we're not. The way we present ourselves on stage is very much, This is us. Here's the music. Let's do this!" The Bone Chimes will be opening for Jon Hugo at 8:30 pm, with doors opening at 8. You can purchase your tickets for only $12 here.

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