Bells Bells Bells’ A Ghost Could Live Here is an early contender for Philly band album of the year. Especially if you’re into music that makes the hair on your neck stand up. Creepy good stuff, this. Like Halloween’s house band. Here, per our request, Bells’ vocalist Amandah Romick reveals many of her favorites, so that we might better understand what fuels her eerie croon. Favorite LL Cool J movie: Ladies Love Cool James. Instrument: Violin. Quote: “Now that you’re dead, what are you going to do with your life?” –J.R. ( Heathers ). Book: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Wolfe. Male body part: Lips. Female body part: Hips. NYT columnist: Frank Rich. Brand of deodorant: Dove, because they use “real women” in their campaign in order to make me feel adequate. Dive bar: Era. Dollar shots of Heaven Hill and the cutest-ever bartender on Friday night! Animal: Owl. Animal to eat: The ones that swim. Bourbon: Jameson. Iggy Pop stage move: The Hunch. Dunkin Donuts location: Rocket Cat. Song currently on the radio: I do enjoy “Bad Romance.” Bad smell: My cat’s breath. Serial killer: Keepin’ it classic with Ed Gein. Strip club: Club Ozz, A Fantasyland for Gentlemen. Philly park: Penn Treaty. Recreational drug: Pills. Men’s cologne: Axe Body Spray (except not at all). Ad campaign: The ads that equate eating chocolate with orgasm.
Bells Bells Bells perform Wed., April 28, 8:30pm
With Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra, Scotch n’ Soda + Da Commrade
Trocadero, 1003 Arch St.
PW's Music Issue 2014