Celebrating the 7-inch release, Bellafea
and Des Ark
played alternating songs in
their practice space on the outskirts of Chapel Hill. At the risk of
being overly romantic, it is in little pockets of the world such as
that where the new front of music is being born. Bellafea was dwarfed
by the pure musical ability of Des Ark, but one thing B had which DA
did not is a charm evoked in the vocals which DA tends to hide with a
grinding guitar. The money shot of the night arrived as Heather sang
profiled and silhouetted while short, black-haired, tragically dressed
girls asynchronously bobbed their heads all encased in the halo of the
In my head:
Des Ark would finish and: "Aw damn, Bellafea! You gonna take that
from Des Ark?"
Bellafea would slam out a song: "Shit, Des Ark! Bellafea put tha
smackdown! Show 'em whatcha got!"
Afterwards a DJ busted out some Disco/80's tunes and the sausage
factory started grinding!