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“When you hear Amherst, MA, band Bellas Bartok play their unique blend of folk, punk, and klezmstrangecreek floatinger, it’s easy to get lost in the atmosphere. The ensemble group draws the audience in with its visual theatricality and keeps their riveted attention with its sonic groove.” – Eoin Higgins, Huffington Post

“After listening to Change Yer Life, I found it difficult to determine which tracks are the most notable.
Sometimes trying to decipher the important tracks from the fillers will leave you running in circles. Overall, this album will turn any unpleasant day into a duration of 14 fun-filled tracks that will make you want to dance and clap your hands.” – Dillon Price, Sound Renaissance

 

“Bella’s Bartok’s new record is a lot of fun to listen to. There’s an abundance of energy and zest from front to back — no wonder they’ve been a hot commodity around the Northeast recently.” – Rob Duguay, Motif Magazine, Album of the Week

 

“New England’s most infectious band.” – Music Inkorporated

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“A folk collective with perfect pop sensibilities combined with a Klezmer influence, this is basically about as much fun as you can have with your pants on.”  – Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues

 

“[A] manic, Old World-tinged onslaught of sound that’s not like much of anything else.”  – James Heflin, The Valley Advocate

 

“Their goal is to spread the electrifyingly good time they’re having on stage out into the audience, until every last person is out of breath…in a good way.”  – Berkshire Living

 

“Bella’s Bartok is a strange mix of a band, and with their absurdity lies their charm. Varied percussion, bright pianos, scratchy guitars, scattered horn sections, and group harmonies give their dancey tunes a distinct bohemian vibe, and their raw sound gives them something of a punk edge. Bella’s Bartok topped our New England open submission.” – The Deli Magazine

 

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