|Bellavista||Sun And Skyway|
Bellavista — Sun And Skyway (June 13, 2017)•• Bellavista is Rex John Shelverton, Jeremy Bringetto and Cary LaScala. Previous projects include Tamaryn, Vue and Portraits of Past.
Location: San Francisco, California
Genre: Shoegaze, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Album release: June 13, 2017
Record Label: Self~Released
01. I Don’t Know What I’m Running After 3:23
02. Hours to Go 3:36
03. Never This Night 3:11
04. 8:88 A.M. 3:37
05. And It Was Cold 3:00
06. Talking Like 3:05
07. Please Say 5:16
08. Smash the Days 4:58
09. Stairwell 4:06
10. Ascension 3:03
11. Eleven Degrees 3:45
12. Introspekt 3:23
13. Sun and Skyway 4:44
℗ 2017 Bellavista
•• Rex John Shelverton (guitar/voice),
•• Jeremy Bringetto (bass) and
•• Cary LaScala (drums).
■■■ Rex John Shelverton has been the mind, vision, and aural sculptor of all his bands starting in 1994 with Portraits Of Past through many records with Vue and Tamaryn, until the present time with and Bellavista. Rex’s guitar playing is both unique and legendary, his tasteful talent with reverb and distortion widely recognized, his music infused with a dark intensity and distinct musicality that comes from the inventive chords and scales that define the unmistakable essence of his music.
■■■ After Tamaryn, Rex has once more given primacy to his role as the singer, songwriter, and producer of Bellavista. Bellavista’s 2013 single, “Always Oneness b/w Under the Walls” offered a glimpse of Bellavista’s future work, prepared in the same kitchen by the same chef as Tamaryn’s The Waves and Tender New Signs.
■■■ Jeremy Bringetto has played bass in bands with Rex since 1994, including Portraits Of Past, Seventeen Queen, The Audience, Vue, Bellavista, Tamaryn, and was one of the founding members of Light Fantastic along with Terry Sowers.
Q: When did Bellavista start? Tell us about the history...
•• Bellavista started in 2005 with me, Jeremy & Cary after our band Vue broke up. We really liked the idea of having a small three piece band with a huge sound. I was already heavily into my Roland RE301 Chorus Echo and various vintage fender amps, having a stripped down lineup seemed the perfect thing to showcase huge guitars, reverberated electric fuzz bass and distorted drums.
Q: Who are your influences?
•• We come from a hardcore punk background and even though aesthetically our music is much different, I think growing up with that has had the biggest impact on the way we approach making music. We’re also influenced by the small coast side towns we grew up in and the fog, beach and ocean in general.
Q: Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
•• Unwound — New Plastic Ideas
•• Cure — Disintegration
•• Suicide — Suicide
•• Velvet Underground — WhiteLight/WhiteHeat
•• Drive Like Jehu — Yank Crime
•• idk — it’s hard to make lists but those just came to mind...
Q: How do you feel playing live?
•• It’s the best when we connect with people and really share something emotional with the melodies and rhythms.
Q: How do you describe Bellavista sounds?
•• I think we’re a pretty intense and mysterious band with hopefully enough melody to tell a story that needs to be told.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
•• We’ve done all of our recordings ourselves and it’s completely integrated into the song writing process.
•• Sometimes we even track and finish entire songs without ever even jamming on them live. Having the luxury of time and lots of cool old music gear allows us to use the recording/capturing process as it’s own musical expression -i.e. re-amping drums through chorus and tape delays or vocals through spring reverbs etc etc.
Q: Which new bands do you recommend?
•• Jeremy and I play together in our friend Terry’s band called Light Fantastic. We just released an album a few months ago. It’s beachy and dreamy. I also play on and off with my good friend Tamaryn.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
•• I’ve always wanted to do a Fleetwood Mac song but too many bands have done great covers of their songs already!
Q: What are your plans for the future?
•• HOPEFULLY playing a bunch of shows to support our new album, Sun and Skyway!!
Q: Any parting words?
•• Thanks to anyone who supports the music that enriches all of our lives!...and don’t give up on your dreams. As Mos says “these things take time” or as Alan Vega said, “DREAM BABY DREAM”
•• Sun And Skyway (2017, digital)
•• “Always Oneness” / “Under The Walls” 7” (2013 vinyl/digital)
•• Bellavista (2007, 12” vinyl LP/CD/Digital Take Root Records; 2008, KNTRST)
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|Bellavista||Sun And Skyway|