The Bells


The Bells
Performed By I:scintilla
Album UPC 692863068428
CD Baby Track ID 892229
Label i:scintilla
Released 2004-01-01
BPM 110
Rated 0
ISRC ushm90401733
Year 2004
Spotify Plays 2,037
Writer i:scintilla
Pub Co chour leafid music
Composer i:scintilla
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Illinois


female-fronted electro-rock mixing elements of industrial and techno with heavy guitars...for fans of garbage, kidneythieves, snake river conspiracy, collide, the birthday massacre, etc


In three quick years, Chicago's I:SCINTILLA jumped from recording demo songs in a bedroom to collaborating with some of modern music's best artists and releasing albums on an international level. Fronted by Brittany Bindrim (vocals/words) and backed by Jim Cookas (guitar/programming), Vince Grech (drums), and Chad Mines (guitar/bass), the group seamlessly fuses electronic and rock elements while pushing the boundaries of pop music. Bindrim's intensely seductive voice and insightful words paint a dark picture of loss, redemption, and introspection and are delivered via insatiably catchy hooks. The music drapes the mood with intricately programmed synthesizers, grinding guitar riffs, and a mix of live and programmed drums. The quartet's unique sound has drawn comparisons to GARBAGE, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, and SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY.

Formed in 2003, I:SCINTILLA quickly wrote and recorded songs that would be part of their self-released debut album, THE APPROACH (July 2004). After consistent critical praise and a solid year of live performances, a buzz began to spread and record labels from all over the world began making signing offers. The band eventually signed with Belgian electro label, ALFA MATRIX, to join an impressive roster that includes FRONT 242 and COLLIDE.

On HAVESTAR (August 2006), the first release on their new label, the band worked with famed electronic producer Wade Alin (ATOMICA, CHRIST ANALOGUE) and the result was four electrifying recordings with top notch production elements. The EP was rounded out by club remixes, including stellar versions from the likes of COMBICHRIST and CLAUS LARSEN. The release found success with the critics, clubs, radio, and a varied cross-section of music fans. As a result, HAVESTAR spent four weeks on the DAC (Deutsche Alternative Chart) top 20 singles, peaking at #13.

I:SCINTILLA are currently finishing up work on their new album, which is scheduled for a Spring 2007 release. In addition to continuing their work with Alin, they are also collaborating with mainstays such as Dean Garcia (CURVE), En Esch (ex-KMFDM), CLAN OF XYMOX, and DIE WARZAU. The music is a monumental step forward with more sophisticated songwriting, lyrics with a more socially and politically minded edge, and a new, industrial-strength sound.

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