DANI BELL AND THE TARANTIST
Dani Bell wears a mask while performing as Dani Bell and the Tarantist, but on record she drops any persona, revealing tremendous vulnerability in both her voice and musical compositions. Bell writes infectious bedroom pop tunes on a 4-track, crafting personal songs of escape, loss, and longing that chart a line between blasé and romantic, her shifting mood pensive in one moment, carefree the next.
Bell floats these tunes past an ensemble of her labelmates at The Redwoods music label, seasoned musicians who pick up the thread of her melodies and polish them into dreamy, genre-bending recordings. Loaded with pulsing rhythms, grazed by western slides and verbed out surf guitars, these are songs spirited enough for youtube video surfers, yet nuanced enough for full headphone immersion.
Influences passing through the Tarantist's music veer between the ethereal dream pop of Mazzy Star and the palpable backbeat of early Motown. Throughout, Dani Bell's magnetic voice is whisper close, inviting you in.
DANI BELL AND THE TARANTIST HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR A 2017 SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST POP
Catch Dani Bell and the Tarantist at the 2017 BottleRock Festival in Napa, CA on May 28th 2017!