Category Archives: Southern Records

Bell Gardens – Full Sundown Assembly out now

Bell Gardens gorgeous masterpiece Full Sundown Assembly is officially available now in record stores everywhere!  Bell Gardens is the love child of Kenneth James Gibson (Furry Things, [a]pendics.shuffle) and Brian McBride (Stars Of The Lid), begat over many late nights talking and listening to the songs that have inspired them over the years. From Jack Nietzsche to Phil Spector, Dennis Wilson to Townes Van Zandt, and many many more, both musicians harboured a burning desire to traverse a pop sound that often belies their respective backgrounds in the fields of experimental electronic, techno and minimalist music.

Kenneth and Brian began to shape the Bell Gardens sound in early 2010.  They felt a need to stay faithful to a time period in which songs that they had mutually revered had been Continue reading

Bell Gardens Record Release Party in Los Angeles

Bell Gardens are celebrating the imminent release of their album ‘Full Sundown Assembly’ on 18 January with a party at The Echo in LA tomorrow night.  Get down there to hear what the band do with their gorgeous sounds in a live setting.

Full Sundown Assembly is available to order from the Southern Records web shop.

Bell Gardens – Nowhere

Bell Gardens bring us another gorgeous cinematic postcard from their debut Full Sundown Assembly. “Nowhere” is a woozy ramble through the Bell Gardens palette of vocal harmonies, slippery guitar and subtle strings.

You can see why Q magazine has called Full Sundown Assembly “beautifully understated, slow and graceful…immaculately conceived.”

All the stairs lead nowhere
Nowhere I’ll ever be found…

Full Sundown Assembly is available to our now from our shop on vinyl and CD.