Hear Bell Gardens' 'She's Stuck in the Loop of Her Endless Decline'
In their separate ventures, Stars of the Lid’s Brian McBride and Furry Things’s Kenneth James Gibson are heavily influenced by uncommercial styles like dub, minimal techno, and drone. Together, under the name Bell Gardens, they make music that they claim is “more of an experiment than [their] current ‘experimental’ projects,” but the pair are blessed with pop sensibilities that they can’t seem to repress.
“She’s Stuck In the Endless Loop of Her Decline,” from their upcoming LP Slow Dawns for Lost Conclusions (out Oct. 28), has enough delicate sonic textures to satisfy their more avant-garde-inclined fans wrapped around an unhurried, tuneful folk melody that you don’t need to know what “minimal techno” even means in order to enjoy.
Correction: This post has been updated to correct the name of the song, which is “She’s Stuck In the Endless Loop of Her Decline,” not “She’s Stuck in the Loop of Her Endless Decline”