Jeff Riddle & The Bella Vista Social Club Stream “Black Cloud” via Substream Magazine

February 3, 2016
 Chris Varella

Chris Varella

Jeff Riddle & The Bella Vista Social Club Stream
“Black Cloud” via Substream Magazine

Destroy Out March 4th

Jeff Riddle & The Bella Vista Social Club are now streaming their second single “Black Cloud” via Substream Magazine. The band’s debut LP Destroy will be out March 4th. Pre-orders for the record are available now digitally and on vinyl. “Black Cloud” is the second single off of The Bella Vista Social Club’s debut record. You can watch their music video for “Nervous Sister” HERE. While “Nervous Sister” reflected the simple, intimate nature of Destroy, “Black Cloud” reveals the rougher edges of Riddle’s folk influence.
Stream “Black Cloud” now via Substream Magazine.
Jeff Riddle has spent years inside the vibrant Philadelphia music scene, growing up with underground punk rock and soaking in the variety of music around him. With Destroy, Riddle is joined by a floating cast of characters referred to as The Bella Vista Social Club to deliver an album full of delicate and sparse songs that explore the more intimate side of the music scene.
The Bella Vista Social Club have announced the first leg of their Spring tour. A full list of dates can be found below.
Destroy tracklist:

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
10. Destroy

Tour Dates:
02/18- New York, NY – Tiger Lounge
02/19- Allston, MA – Animal House
02/20 – Allentown, PA – The Alternative Gallery
02/21- Pittsburgh, PA – TBA
02/23- Cincinnatti, OH – TBA
02/24- Richmond, VA – Church Of Abraham
02/25- Philadelphia, PA – Everybody Hits

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.

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