Watch: The Belle Brigade On Morning Becomes Eclectic The L.A.-based band has a retro-folk vibe with a bit of a rock edge. The brother-sister duo recently stopped in at KCRW for an interview with Jason Bentley on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
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KCRW Presents: The Belle Brigade

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KCRW Presents: The Belle Brigade

KCRW Presents: The Belle Brigade

KCRW Presents: The Belle Brigade

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Set List

  • Sweet Louise
  • Belt of Orion
  • Lonely Lonely
  • Where Not to Look for Freedom
  • Rusted Wheel
  • Losers
  • Lucky Guy
  • Shirt

I was instantly enthralled when someone dropped by KCRW early this year with a CD from a little-known L.A. band called The Belle Brigade, led by siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska. The songs were exhilarating — tight, catchy folk-pop gems that referenced the likes of Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac.

I instantly gravitated toward it, and in April, The Belle Brigade played live on Morning Becomes Eclectic the day of its album release. This performance captures a rising band whose charisma is sure to win over audiences far beyond L.A.

You can download this session at KCRW.com through June 30.

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