Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dani Bell & The Tarantist - "Mystery"

Photo by Kristy Walker
Dani Bell & The Tarantist don't sound like a band from San Diego should sound. I couldn't tell you what that sound should be (Sublime, maybe?), but these guys certainly aren't it. Their latest single, "Mystery," is this odd blend of dreamy pop music. Sure, "Mystery" is pop, but it's hardly top 40 style pop music. There's just enough of a rock element to the song. Plus, it's just a little too... weird? It sound more like Bjork collaborating with Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, but trying to make a megahit song. (Also, fun fact for fellow history nerds: According to their press release: "During the Italian Renaissance, tarantism was a phenomenon of psychological hysteria attributed to the bite of a tarantula spider. Those bitten would experience a short period of extreme apathy, followed by prolonged bout of unrestrained dancing ecstasy, which would temporarily remit the illness."

You can watch the video for "Mystery" below. Dani Bell & The Tarantist's new album, Wide Eyed, will be out January 18 on The Redwoods Music. For more on Dani Bell & The Tarantist, be sure to check them out on Facebook.

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