I first heard Belaire's catchy self-titled EP a couple of years ago now, and at the time I fully expected to see this band get picked up by a reputable indie label and turned into superstars. Unfortunately, things haven't quite panned out like that for these 4 Texans... at least not yet. One thing that may be holding them back is the obligations of Matt Simon and Jason Chronis to their other band, Voxtrot. Then again, with the growing popularity of Voxtrot, you'd think more people would have heard of Belaire by now too. Either way, Belaire's first full-length album is being released this September by Indierect Records, and it definitely picks up where that EP left off. It's chock full of dreamy pop melodies courtesy of twin sisters Cari and Christa Palazollo, with a sound that puts them somewhere between The Rentals, Stereolab and Mates of State. Sound intriguing? Check out these tracks from Exploding, Impacting... and while you're at it, look into their various other projects as well!
» Bonus Track: Step Step Step
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