Way back in 2011, Oliver Kalb quietly released As If To Say I Hate Daylight under the moniker Bellows. In the years since, Kalb has added Gabby Smith (eskimeaux), Felix Walworth (Told Slant), and Henry Crawford (Small Wonder) to his family. Together, Bellows offers their devoted fan base emotional catharsis through carefully constructed intimacy. The group's second LP, Blue Breath, does not shy away from addressing the most difficult states, as their quiet whispers suddenly erupt into desperate pleas. On the first single, “For Rock Dove,” Kalb says, “Wish I could speak what's inside me always / I am a bird with a wing of stone.” Luckily, it seems like Bellows has already found their voice.
Stream “For Rock Dove” below. Blue Breath will be released through Bellows' bandcamp on April 11th.