Listen to this twinkling new track from New Spell

San Francisco's New Spell have released a delicate new song called "Of Time," a slowly-rotating single that contemplates our very existence. New Spell is Leanne Kelly and Jacob Frautschi, a singer-songwriter and drummer, respectively. Kelly, in her daily life, is also training to become a therapist. Find out more about them in last fall's Bands In Portrait. New Spell play Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, May 31. They have lots more local dates lined up over the summer, from Oakland to Petaluma to Santa Cruz. Moon Ensemble, Date Nite, New Spell Bottom of the Hill May 31, 2018 9pm, [...]

By |May 28, 2018|Tags: |

Bands In Portrait: New Spell

“I was pretty heartbroken...and it's not because it was unexpected, but it's more because it just feels like this man just gave the middle finger to the entire world,” says Leanne Kelly. I'm meeting with Kelly and Jacob Frautschi, of New Spell, a few days after the US withdraws from the Paris Agreement. The emotions are still raw. New Spell is an electro-indie band based in San Francisco. Their music has an earthy, organic tone to it. A song of theirs, "Rain", has been swirling in my head ever since the news broke. Written before the election of the 45th [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Tags: |

Premiere: New Spell releases new EP, ‘Songs We Wrote For Thee’

San Francisco-based trio New Spell will be releasing their EP, Songs We Wrote For Thee, on June 7th, but decided to let The Bay Bridged exclusively premiere the stream of their new album here! The trio, led by frontwoman Leanne Kelly, combines sounds that range from Radiohead to Fiona Apple into something melodic and lugubrious. Kelly's amazing vocal abilities are soothingly breathy and light. The EP's "At The Edge" is slow and soft-treading, with Kelly's vocals, the low synths and soft drum beats all coming together in a dreamy cacophony. Songs like "Sand & The Sea" are experimental, electronic, and poppy, focused around [...]

By |June 6, 2014|Tags: |

Indie pop band New Spell releases “Watching Waiting”

Bay Area trio New Spell are bringing a dark indie pop sound to their newest track, "Watching Waiting," leading toward the release of their upcoming EP, Songs We Wrote For Thee. "Watching Waiting" is dreamy and somber, with lead singer Leanne Kelly's vocals bringing a dazed-out, airy and beautiful feel. The piano and musical array holds a longing-esque feel, like something you'd hear out of your favorite bummer movie. The song is simple, but emotionally (and mostly depressingly) complex. The lyrics "Can't wait until it all makes sense / See how the story ends" resonate with one's deepest, darkest, and most [...]

By |April 15, 2014|Tags: |
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