Belaire: “This Could Take All Night”
Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. While they never truly went away, it’s been almost five years since Austin’s own Belaire graced us with a new full-length record. But, thankfully, that’s about to change.
Way back in 2004 twins Cari and Christa Palazzolo teamed up with Matt Simon and Jason Chronis of Voxtrot to create Belaire. They released their debut, self-titled EP the following year, which set the tone for Belaire’s sound: a sweet pastiche of jittery post-punk and dreamy pop. In 2007 Belaire released their first full-length Exploding, Impacting and spent much of the next year touring the U.S.
In the intervening time, Belaire has had some ups and downs. They were featured in the acclaimed 2010 Austin rock-doc “Echotone”, but the last few years also saw the break-up Simon and Chronis’s band Voxtrot, and the departure of Christa Palazzolo from Belaire.
These days Belaire is a trio, and after three years in the making, the band is ready to release a brand new full-length record called Resonating Symphony. Today’s song of the day “This Could Take All Night” leads off the album. The song, much like the record that follows, has a breezy, candyfloss sound that owes a lot to early 60s Brill Building pop. But even with the lilt of Latin percussion and some delightfully twee harp strumming on “This Could Take All Night,” there’s a vulnerability in the song. Singer Cari Palazzolo’s voice has a sort of sweet detachment, like she’s smiling to keep from crying. It’s a great track to lead the record, and the perfect track to end your week.
Belaire is celebrating the release of Resonating Symphony with a show Saturday night at the 29th Street Ballroom.