I've been obsessively listening to the self-titled debut from The Lone Bellow ever since BlindedBySound contributor and good friend Stephanie raved about them to me last month. I should just pause right now to talk about what great friends and contributors we have here as Melinda turned me on to Vintage Trouble, Heather hipped me to The Lumineers, and now Stephanie gifts me The Lone Bellow. I have great friends who know me well enough to act as personal curators. Back to The Lone Bellow and the business at hand... I haven't finished -- okay, technically haven't started -- my review of the record but it is coming, and it's coming soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share just a little of their goodness with you via this performance on NPR's Tiny Concert series.
They open the set with what might well be my favorite song on the album, the heartbreaking "You Never Need Nobody." That song resonates so deeply and nearly ruins me every time I listen to it. It's devastatingly beautiful and this live performance does justice to an amazing song. Other songs from their debut performed on this mini set include "Two Sides Of Lonely," "Teach Me To Know," and "You Don't Love Me."
I won't allow this post to take the pressure off me to finish (fine, start) my review of their album. I'm going to get my thoughts on paper and then share them with you very soon. In the meantime, allow me to introduce you to The Lone Bellow. You can thank me (and Steph) later.