On Friday, Nebula Rosa will release their debut album Bengala, via Bubblebath Records. The group hails from wide-ranging parts of the world, singer/songwriters and guitarists George Elizondo and Josh Starkman originally born in Miami, later meeting in New Orleans, and Elizondo living part-time in Nicaragua. The band’s sound reflects their diverse background as well, with a mix of psychedelic pop, folk, indie rock, samba, bossa nova and Latin pop. Today, Treble is premiering the album in its entirety, and it’s a stunning, yet breezy record that seems to have extended the summer deep into autumn. It’s a record that sounds amazing, with a blend of acoustic and electronic textures, lyrics sung in English and Spanish, and melodies that transcend genre. It’s gorgeous stuff.
Listen to the Nebula Rosa Bengala stream below.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.