Now, this is a story all about how our lives got flipped-turned upside down. And we’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, we’ll tell you how we became a fan of a band called Belle Noire. A friend hit us up, said “Hey, listen to this bitchin’ song”, so we did. Now we’re fans. Crazy story, eh?

Belle Noire are a San Jose, California-based alternative rock group who not only just secured a dope little July U.S. tour with Hail The Sun (Equal Vision) and Eidola (Blue Swan), but who are today also premiering the song “Infinite Youth” from their forthcoming album What it means to be. Set for a digital release on July 15th, we’re not only stoked to be sharing What it means to be‘s lead single, but also the album cover artwork.

Said Joey Lancaster (guitars, vocals) of the new album: “This has been our most creative and exciting year in recent memory, and we’re excited to be sharing some new music and hitting the road with some amazing bands. As a group, we dealt with many personal issues during the process, and we’re thankful we pulled through it to get this album completed. The most important thing to us is the music, and that’s the reason we’re here doing our thing.”

Tour Dates (Hail The Sun, Eidola):

07/18 – The Ritz – Detroit, MI
07/19 – The Wire – Berwyn, IL
07/20 – The Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
07/21 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
07/22 – Aftershock – Merriam, KS
07/23 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
07/24 – Billboard Live – Salt Lake City, UT
07/25 – Eagle Hall – Las Vegas, NV


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