Jeff Riddle & The Bella Vista Social Club AnnounceDestroy, Out March 4th
“Nervous Sister” Music Video Premieres via Noisey
The Bella Vista Social Club are premiering the music video for their first single “Nervous Sister” now via Noisey. The video was directed by Catherine Elicson, setting the beautifully simple tone of the record.
1. Microbial Life Inside A Vaccum
2. Sleeping Consequences
3. Worthless Original
4. Trash Age
5. Black Cloud
6. Nervous Sister
7. Everything Beautiful Is Gone
8. Promises Of Gold
9. Three Sheets To The Wind
Destroy is the culmination of Jeff Riddle’s eclectic musical endeavors that have spanned the last decade. From his early start in underground punk, to his transition into the vibrant Philadelphia music scene, Destroy has found Riddle focusing his efforts on a more refined, precise and delicate approach to songwriting. During the recording process, which was brought to life by producer/engineer Jeff Leonard inside Riddle’s home, the two relied on various collaborators (known as The Bella Vista Social Club, a nod to the songwriter’s South Philadelphia neighborhood) to bring tangibility to Riddle’s specific vision ranging from sparse and minimal quietness, to lush and elaborate instrumentation. However, behind it all, the core of this project is the songs. Riddle has the rare ability to maintain an intimate connection with the listener, while tackling shockingly personal subject matter; Jeff’s lyrics ride the spectrum of clever and shrouded to stark and straightforward.
Destroy is successful because of the care, effort and time spent on each song, without feeling over-produced or insisting. Destroy is slated for release on March 4, 2016, whereafter Jeff Riddle and the Bella Vista Social Club will bring their live show on tour, which can range from an act as simple as Riddle and a guitar, to a five piece band.