Posted Feb 13th, 2013 (2:00 pm) by Alyssa Kropp
Belle Mare duo Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone
Belle Mare duo Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone

You know that moment in a movie where the main character is sitting in their bedroom and contemplating one (or multiple) of the following scenarios: 1) their unrequited love; 2) their dysfunctional life; or 3) their boredom?

Belle Mare is the music you’d imagine backing those scenes, particularly with their opening song “Charade” on their debut EP The Boat of the Fragile Mind. Based in Brooklyn, Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone combine to create a dreamy pop sound that sounds as harrowing as it is comfortable. Their lyrics read heavy and introspective, and the instruments create enough space for Bushell’s vocals to emanate out of speakers, seemingly breaking the fourth wall to fill the void in the listener’s physical space.

The duo connected in New York after Servidone heard London-native Bushell singing at an open mic performance. It didn’t take them long to realize they clicked though, as it only took them two meetings to write their first songs and four months to come out with The Boat of the Fragile Mind. You can hear the impact of influences such as Mazzy Star and The Notwist, but Belle Mare add their own take on the dream pop scene.

Head over to their Bandcamp and name your price for their EP, and if you’re in NYC, the group is playing Bar Matchless in Brooklyn on February 28th.

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