The Artists

Bella’s Bartok

May 9th, 2013

Bohemian Dance Punk Boston, MA, USA •

“American-born descendents of Irish travelers and Romanian-Hungarian mountain folk.”

Unraveled Artist Interview:

Q: Why did you make this song? What does it mean to you?
A: The song “Mother” is an apology song. We have since re-written the lyrics to make it less ambiguous and a bit more catchy (re: better), but the core and meaning of the tune is an apology. A kind of keep your head-up pop-epic that gets people moving who ever they may be. Plus, it’s easy to sing along to the chorus.

Q: What do you want listeners to understand from this creation?
A: Life finds a way. Even after the most crushing of circumstances, one can rise up and live fully, truly and greatly. There is a certain beauty in experiencing a defeat and then learning, even growing, from it. In the end, this tune can mean anything you want, but I guess this was where we were at when we were writing it in a cold garage in Amherst, MA.

Q: How can people support you further?
A: Well, as I said earlier we are in the midst of a tour and you can totally catch us anywhere in the greater Northeast. Our tour dates are listed on our website. We are also about to go into the studio, and will probably be launching a campaign in the near future. We will keep you posted!

Q: What is your ultimate vision for your work?
A: To reach people, physically and emotionally. Wherever we go, people seem to enjoy our live performance and our after show banter/party times. There is always more and we are always willing to give it our all. Essentially, we love getting weird and we love sharing that vibe, whether it be on stage or on the street, with everyone we meet. It is the greatest feeling in the world.

Q: Do you consider your music to fall within a genre(s)?
A: Hmm. Good question. We are named after a pioneering music ethnographer, Bela Bartok.  Being that we come of a variety of ethnic/musical backgrounds, we fancy ourselves as following (more like tramping, drunkenly) in the big man’s footsteps, allowing for a greater range of influence in our basic genre of dance punk. Basically, we are a Folk-infused Post-Punk band. Or Bohemian Dance Punk? Borscht-core? One of those. You decide, dear reader!

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