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Belly announce 2016 reunion.

Sweet Ride: Belly’s Triumphant Return

Sitting down with the reunited members of Belly in a Middletown, RI, coffee shop is a great reminder about the importance of band chemistry. My questions are frequently derailed as the group — singer/guitarist Tanya Donelly, guitarist Tom Gorman, bassist Gail Greenwood + drummer Chris Gorman — dissolves into laughter over a shared joke or surreal, salty asides. So right away you can throw out the idea that the band’s reunion after 20+ years is a nostalgia trip or a callow cash-in.

In a way, though, it’s an opportunity to rewrite history. The band, which was founded by former Throwing Muses songwriter + guitarist Tanya Donelly (she was also a co-founder of Kim Deal’s Breeders), had fairy-tale success out of the starting gate — particularly with the release of their fizzy pop masterpiece, Star, in 1993.

Star’s punchy follow-up, King, was recorded with rock producer Glyn Johns in the Bahamas and was met — unfairly, one could definitively add — with a sophomore slump-style backlash that ground the band, exhausted from endless buzz-bin touring, to a screeching halt.

You can sense how strongly they all wished for a different outcome, particularly Tanya, who began performing select King songs (and Belly songs in general) during her live sets over the past few years.

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Belly announce 2016 reunion.

Belly Reunite, Prep Tour + New Music

Are you one of those people who thought that Tanya Donelly’s ‘90s band Belly called it quits far too soon? Well, you are in luck, because the band has just announced—in one giddy fell swoop—a reunion tour this summer. Oh, and the band’s official site hints at new material. Oh, and there’s new merch!

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We love Lush (artwork from a fanclub zine)

We Love Lush! (Reunion)

A week ago, Emma Anderson sent out a cryptic tweet that immediately went viral: “Seven days.”

And, like clockwork, the Lush reunion was announced today, along with 4ad’s news of an albums-and-rarities box set and vinyl reissue of singles collection Ciao!

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