BELLTOWERS - TOmorrow Will Remain (psych/power pop/ Byrds-style) 45 RPMHYPNOTIC BRIDGE
With its Byrdsian jangle and Beatlesque “Day Tripper” vibe, “Tomorrow Will Remain” was laid down on a ‘70s MCI 24-track, two-inch recorder for an authentic feel, with strings arranged by Marshall Huggins.
Like the A-side, “Sunshine Nursery Crimes” employs classic guitars and vintage Fender amps for maximum warmth and resonance, delivering a driving Byrds-by-way-of-Tom-Petty level of rural, pop-psych euphoria.
Based in Orlando, Florida, The Belltowers were formed in 2004 by Paul Mutchler (formerly of garage-psych legends The Lears) on vocals and guitars; Eddie Foeller on guitars and harmonica; Marshall Huggins on vocals, bass and organ; and the band’s most recent addition, Bill Langbein, on drums.
Influenced by folk-rock, psychedelia and power pop, the band shares a common love of The Byrds, The Who, The Beatles, The Kinks, Gene Clark, Love, Big Star, Teenage Fanclub, and The Rain Parade. They employ vintage instruments (Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Epiphone, Fender, and Guild) to play their jangly, harmony-laden songs.