Staff Pick: Wild Belle at the Newport

From the August 2, 2012 edition

Tired of Santigold postponing dates at the Newport? Chicago brother-sister duo Wild Belle will scratch a similar itch but with more power.

Debut single “Keep You” stomps to a slow-burn riddim marked by floating-smoke guitar lines and hulking blasts of brass. Natalie Bergman spins a striking story, veering between self-confident strut and doe-eyed vulnerability as she sings, “Tell me what the matter is, little man/ I’ve got a pretty face and I wear a nice dress/ Why can’t I keep you?” It’s insanely good.

They’re opening for The Temper Trap this Thursday, so show up early.