BeThisBell

BeThisBell

 
 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
BandAlternativePsychedelic

Alternative Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Proto-Punk. The band recently signed a publishing administration deal with David Bowie's publisher on the strength of its first album (2014) and recent follow-up EP (2015). The band is currently ranked #1 in the Northern California market on ReverbNation, and is recording a new album with grammy-winning producer Trent Bell at Bell Labs in Norman, OK, in August.

Biography

Guitarist & vocalist Beth Bell (Bio: http://www.sonicbids.com/band/bethbell/), and guitarist Justin Hays met at music college (ACM@UCO) and formed the band BeThisBell in Spring 2011. Shortly thereafter Cody Fowler (who is also in the band Horse Thief, signed to Bella Union Records) joined the band on bass and turned us on to Kellan Turner on drums. The band has played shows at various venues, music festivals, and pride festivals Oklahoma City, OK, and Dallas, TX, and the band's music has received FM radio airplay and been selected by several Sonicbids promoters for various licensing, airplay, and other performance opportunities.

After graduating from music college in 2013, the band began recording We Are The Gods! at Bell Labs in Norman, OK, with producer Trent Bell (Chainsaw Kittens) at Bell Labs, Norman, OK. We brought in Nick Ley of the band colourmusic (and now a member of The Flaming Lips), in to play drums on the album. Justin & Beth played all the rhythm guitar parts on the album. Our friend Blaise Thompson of the bands Moon, and Drainbows, and Beth laid down all the lead guitar parts on the album, with Justin laying down the lead on Ruby. The band's sound is alternative rock painted with psychedelic, proto-punk, indie-rock, garage, shoegaze, & blues-rock influences.

Due to the strength of it's first album, the band recently picked up a music publishing administration deal with Essex Music Intl., Inc., which also administers publishing rights for David Bowie. Garrett Haines of Treelady Studios mastered the album. Both Trent and Garrett are former grammy award winners for their prior studio work. The band's first album We Are The Gods! was officially released on September 15, 2014.  https://soundcloud.com/bethisbell/sets/bethisbell-album-we-are-the-gods

The band followed up their September 2014 WATG! album with a 5 song EP "Work It Out" released this past April (2015).  Whereas, We Are The Gods! told a dark angry twisting story ending in hope. Work It Out is, as the title suggests, a workman-like effort at delivering on that hope, living out that dream. From Beth's soaring guitar work - pouring her soul out in Bleed, to the passionate plea at the end of the EP to let your individual light Shine On, the contemporary alternative vibe of Work It Out finds society right where it lives musically. Produced by Trent Bell, the band's Work It Out EP is another well-crafted work of contemporary sonic art. https://soundcloud.com/bethisbell/sets/work-it-out-ep

The band is returning to the studio to record another album with Trent Bell producing in Oklahoma City, OK, in August.  Details soon.

Frontperson Beth Bell also recently released a single Love Sublime (A-side) with Hey Humboldt! (B-side) on July 28, 2015.  She is also a published poet signed to a book publishing deal and has recently released two books in 2015, an existentialist poetry collection and an illustrated children's book.


Music Publicist:  Jory White, Vesperize PR (San Francisco, CA)
Music Attorney: 
Tomy McDonald (Tulsa, OK)
Music Publishers: 
Essex Music Intl., Inc., TRO Workshop Prod., Inc., and WCI Publishing, L.L.C.






Lyrics

Hometown

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Thompson,Bell), Bell)

"Hometown"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Thompson, Bell)
©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

v.1
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger,
It’s passing me by, it’s passing me by, uh-oh (2x)
Schenectady why you fucking with me, don’t you do it bitch,
I want to die, with New York in my eye!

v.2
Queens and indians murdered my whole village, they burnt it down,
They're dancing round, and round and round (2x)
In 1748, they burnt it down, killed my hometown,
they burnt it down to the ground

ch.1
I see orange and atomic junk, …
And lots of useless crap!
I see an American locomotive …
The last Mohican chops it down!

v.3
Vonnegut can see my twisted future, from his front porch,
He wrote it down, in my hometown (2x)
Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, in my hometown,
We light one up and burn it down

ch.2
All my dreams have died in this city …
Schenectady, Schenectady!
The city that lights and hauls the world (3x) …
And all our crap to you!

v.4
Things they never change, they stay the same, in my hometown,
It’s burning down to the ground (2x)
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
in my hometown, and burn it down! (2x)
The world is tripping and I’m not getting any younger, so I light one up,
and my hometown is burning now!

Ruby

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Hays,Bell), Bell)

"Ruby"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Hays, Bell)
©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

v.1
I love the way your body makes me feel,
And the way your lips can seal the deal,
Ah Ruby with your massive sex appeal,

I love the way your mind turns on a dime,
I live to steal your kisses, it's a crime,
I always want to be with you, be mine,
... or I'll say ...

ch. (2x)
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
You cunt!

v.2
Hey Ruby I'm just trying to say hello,
But I can't even raise you on the phone,
Baby, please don't leave me all alone,

Now Ruby won't you come on home to me,
I'll give you everything a girl could need,
I'll even let you do your dirty deed,

... right here on this bridge! ...

v.3
Hey Ruby, I just want you to be mine,
Come and be my little concubine,
Just say the word and help me see the sign,
... or I'll say ...

ch. (2x)
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
Fuck you, you fucking bitch!
You cunt!

In This Moment

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Hays,Bell), Bell)

"In This Moment"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Hays, Bell)
©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

v.1
I've worked all my life to be good at this thing,
that you cheer, that I fight, just to fly, get it right,
And I try and I try and I try and I try,
I claw and I scratch just to light this wet match

The fire it burns through the rain and the hail,
The seasons fly by like I'm sitting in jail,
And I run and I run like I'm standing in place,
Through the tears and the pain of my frustrated brain

pre-ch.
And ask why?
Did'ya have to make it so high?
And I try and I try and I try and I try,
I keep up the fight, 'cuz I must get it right

ch.
'Cuz I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
Yeah, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
with you

v.2
The latest dark princess is singing her song,
Asking me about life and where it went wrong,
And my friends sing along like they all know the tale,
While I stumble and fall and feel like I fail

pre-ch.
And ask why?
Did'ya have to make it so high?
And I try and I try and I try and I try,
I keep up the fight, 'cuz I must get it right

ch.
'Cuz I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
Yeah, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
with you

v.3
I'm sitting on top of this step at the bottom of life,
Looking up at the sky and I finally decide,
just to open my mind ...

pre-ch.
And I fly,
Where dreams testify,
When you finally decide just to be who you are.
The world turns around just to make you a star

ch.
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
And, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
Yeah, I love (love, love) the way that I feel in this moment,
with you

Pathetic

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Thompson,Hays,Bell), Bell)

"Pathetic"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Thompson, Hays, Bell)
©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

v.1
You're so pathetic, living in your dreams,
You don't even know it, but everyone can see,
You think you know it all, but you don't know a thing,
You're so pathetic, it makes me want to scream ...
ch.1
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut The Fuck Up!

Br.
And everything you are is a lie,
Everything you are is a lie,
Everything you are is a lie,
Everything you are is a LIE!
v.2
Got your magnetic, personality,
It attracts all the things, we never want to be,
And every time you fail, you blame it on the rest,
You're so pathetic, you'll never be the best, so ...
ch.2
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut The Fuck Up!
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut The Fuck Up!

v.3
You raped a thousand angels, of a god you'll never know,
You're so pathetic, we're glad to see you go,
They're wiping up the floor with you, and all of your remains,
You're so pathetic, with that bullet in your brain ...
Br.
And everything you are is a lie,
Everything you are is a lie,
Everything you are is a lie,
Everything you are is a LIE!
ch.3
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut The Fuck Up!
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
Shut the fuck, shut the fuck,
SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Oblivion

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Bell), Bell)

"Oblivion"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Bell)
©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

You melt in the sun,
and I walk with a gun,
You live in my head,
and I walk with the dead,
And the world turns around in my head.

You turned hate into fun, cause you loved everyone,
and I am just all I outrun,
And I say I know how to fly, yeah
but you actually tried,
And my world fell apart when you died.

You, you never harmed anyone,
and I, I can't come undone,
You flew to close to the sun,
And I am oblivion,
And I don't, no I don't, need this gun,
And my mind, is gone, oblivion

Freak!

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Thompson,Hays,Bell), Bell)

"Freak!"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Thompson, Hays, Bell)
© 2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

v.1
Sandy was a freak,
She was just like me,
She was just like me,
So I set her free,
Free to tie me up,
Free to tie me down,
She was just like me,
She was such a FREAK!!!

v.2
Mutant loves his meat,
Such a special treat,
Such a special treat,
It's me he loves to eat,
With butter on my chest,
How can he resist?,
When I've got all of this!
And he is such a FREAK!!!

v.3
We are all just freaks,
You are just like me,
You are just like me,
So I set you free,
Free to be yourself,
Free to have your fun,
Your moment in the sun,
And God is such a FREAK!!!

She's Not Catholic

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Thompson,Hays,Bell), Bell)

"She's Not Catholic"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Thompson, Hays, Bell)
© 2011 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

v.1
I met a girl, but she didn't like me,
We had sex, BUT I LOST!
All her friends think I'm a psycho,
And all my friends are JUST FUCKED UP!

ch.
I don't know where the money goes,
All I know is she's not catholic,
And everytime that I pet her fish,
My head's screaming, she's not catholic! (2x)

br.
I spent, all my money,
She stole, all my stuff,
I think, that she'll love me,
She says you're SO FUCKED UP!

v.2
I met her father, he just shot me,
I met her mother, and WE HAD SEX!
All I want is second chances,
And all she needs is a BIG FAT CHECK!

ch.
I don't know where the money goes,
All I know is she's not catholic,
And everytime that I pet her fish,
My head's screaming, she's not catholic! (2x)

She's not catholic!
She's not catholic!

Bleed

Written By: BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Thompson,Bell), Bell)

"Bleed"
by BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Thompson, Bell)
©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc.

v.1
Sittin' in this darkness,
Smoke my weed,
And you don't understand,
What it means to me

Hiding in the shadows,
With my disease,
And I hope you don't catch,
What's inside of me

v.2
Bucket full of kerosene,
All over me,
Johnny with a match now,
Guess it's time to bleed

And the Mushroom Lady,
Says drink this tea,
It'll make you feel better,
When it's time to bleed.

v.3
Bucket full of kerosene,
All over me,
Johnny with a match now,
Guess it's time to bleed

And the Mushroom Lady,
Says drink this tea,
It'll make you feel better,
When it's time to bleed.

We Are The Gods!

Written By: David Bowie & BeThisBell (Isbell,Fowler,Ley,Thompson,Bell), Bell)

"We Are The Gods!"
by David Bowie & BeThisBell (Isbell, Fowler, Ley, Thompson, Bell)
©2013 David Bowie/Essex Music Intl. Inc. & BeThisBell/WCI Music & Essex Music Intl., Inc

Verse 1:
I am a god,
I write in stone,
All my decrees are my own,
Because I am a god.
And I love you.

Verse 2:
Because you are a god
You make me happy,
You set my world on fire,
Because you are a god.
And you love me, and we are free,
Because we are the gods!

Bridge (David Bowie):
Ground control to Major Tom,
Countdowns started, engines on,
Start ignition and may god’s love be with you …

Solo Break:
And may god’s love be with you (2x)
And may god’s love be, And may god’s love be, And may god’s love be with you

Verse 3:
We are the gods,
We fly to the stars,
We have the scars to prove,
That we are the gods.
And we are love
And you’re love too.

Verse 4:
We are the gods,
We write in stone,
And all our dreams are our own,
Because we are the gods.
And we love you,
And you love us too.
Because we are the gods!

Venus

Written By: Beth Isbell

"Venus"
by BeThisBell
©2013 BeThisBell/WCI Music

I scream against the heavens,
But still I don’t fit in,
Nobody’s coming to the rescue,
I think I’ve lost my only friend.

Truth is that I’m a liar,
To everybody else but me,
While I rage against this outcome,
There’s no one left to blame but me.

I didn’t mean to be so hated,
I never meant for us to fall,
I never thought you’d be so jaded,
But I’m just tired of it all,
And I never meant for us to fall.

Nobody’s coming to my rescue,
No one feels the same as me,
Nobody ever has the answer,
Nobodies are the same as me.

And the spider keeps on weaving,
While the ants just fall in line,
Now my lovely bird is leaving,
And I’m just dragging on behind,
Why does life, have to be so unkind?

And I just want to fly to Venus,
And visit Mars for just one day,
Maybe then I’d love forever,
Or maybe there I’d fade away,
Maybe there, maybe there, I’d fade away.

Nobody’s coming to my rescue,
No one feels the same as me,
Feels like I’ll never find the answer,
Nobodies are the same as me.

Discography

BeThisBell's "We Are The Gods!" album was officially released on September 15, 2014.

BeThisBell's "Work It Out" EP was officially released on April 15, 2015.

Frontperson Beth Bell also recently released a single Love Sublime (A-side) with Hey Humboldt! (B-side) on July 28, 2015.

BeThisBell and Beth Bell are signed to publishing administration deals with Essex Music Intl. and TRO Workshop Prod.


Set List

Set 1

Opening Riff
In This Moment
Keif
Love Sublime
Summer Song
Back To You
She’s Not Catholic
Red Suitcase (MGM)
Bleed
Odom Chumbley
We Are The Gods!
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana/Patti Smith)
Work It Out
Shine On

Set 2
I Know
You’re Out There

Freak!
Hometown
Tiny Town
Words
Warmonger
Dreams
Hey
Humboldt!

Pathetic
Ruby

Rape Me
(Nirvana)
Creep (Radiohead)
Perfect Drug (Nine Inch Nails)
Oblivion