Official press release:
Experimental doom unit Eight Bells — featuring within their eclectic ranks guitarist/vocalist Melynda Jackson, formerly of SubArachnoid Space, the San Francisco psych rockers whose final album, released in 2009 on Crucial Blast, is the origin of the Eight Bells name — is pleased to welcome bassist/SubArachnoid Space alumni Dan Barone and Melynda Amann of Portland’s Jamais Jamais to the fold.
Comments Jackson of the band’s new recruits:
“I am super excited for this upcoming next chapter. I am thrilled to be playing again after five or so years with Dan Barone. He played a writing role as well as bass on the final SubArachnoid Space album, and I feel lucky to have reunited with him. Melynda — yes we have the same name spelled the same way — honors me by joining. She will be adding some keyboard and of course her amazing voice. To have our first performance in Portland be with our friends in SubRosa is amazing, and we can’t wait to travel with them, even if it is short but sweet!”
The trio-turned-quartet will play their first shows together this Fall supporting SubRosa with additional live appearances in the plotting stages.
11/16 – Portland, OR | Mississippi Studios *
11/17 – Vancouver BC | Cobalt
11/18 – Seattle, WA | Highline
* = feat. Jamais Jamais