Home-Grown Duo Bells and Robes Plays at The Atlantic on the Road to Hulaween
Comprised of Luke Sipka and Dean Spaniol, the electronic duo Bells and Robes embodies their motto that “one should see sound.” With hypnotic melodies and ambient sounds, Bells and Robes’ music seems to emulate a dream-state of sorts.
The group combines the high-energy, electronic sounds of a dance DJ with the contrasting sounds of a jam band set, resulting in an easy-on-the-ears, almost psychedelic fusion.
Conceived in Gainesville back in 2012, the duo has since captivated listeners with their unique sound, having shared the stage with big names like ODESZA, Dynohunter and Lotus among others.
“The live aspects of our set make the live experience unique. We try to keep our sets somewhat improvisational. Each show is a little bit different,” said Luke Spika.
Self-described as “chill, psychedelic electronic music with live drums and keys,” Bells and Robes will be returning to their native stomping grounds for a Tuesday, Oct. 18 show at The Atlantic. The duo will be playing alongside MZG as a part of their “Road to Hulaween” tour.
Bells and Robes was among one of the first groups to be signed to UF’s student-run record label Swamp Records.
“Gainesville is the city where we started Bells and Robes. [We] couldn’t be more excited to return after being gone for a little over a year now,” said Dean Spaniol.
“It’s always wonderful to see old friends and reconnect with people that were supporters when we first started out. We love Gainesville and it always have a special place in our heart.”
The show will be put on by Over Easy Creative and Organic Vision, both Gainesville-based companies specializing in cultivating immersive music and art events.
As for what’s in the works for Bells and Robes, the group is working on an album that will be released in the next year or two with many remixes and singles in the pipeline as well. They are also planning a tour for early next year.
Tickets start at $5 ($10 at the door) and are available for the 9 pm show here. Don’t miss the chance to join GainesvilleScene at Suwannee Music Park’s Hulaween next weekend for a full Bells and Robes cross-sensory experience.
(Image via: Suwannee Hulaween)