Ears Wide Open: Bell Gardens



Bell Gardens are drawing their own pretty pictures on the Wall of Sound. On their debut EP “Hangups Need Company,” the band – a collaboration between veteran L.A. musicians Kenneth James Gibson and Brian McBride – crafts meticulously layered psych-pop songs that sound like lost classics from the 1960s. The soaring vocals of “Through the Rain” cry Beach Boys, and their take on 1967’s “End of the World” darned near stops time. Bell Gardens expands to 10 or more members for its live show; their orchestral maneuvers are worth your trip back in time.

||| Download: “End of the World”

||| Live: Bell Gardens celebrates its EP release with a show Saturday at the Bootleg Theater.

Photo via the Bunker