The Dwells were born on the Fourth of July. Paige Califano and Matthew Bean were enjoying the night on a hot, crowded Boston rooftop, but soon found themselves one floor below with some old notebooks and a guitar. Their voices blended minutes into hours and as morning glazed the window, they both left hearing music come to life like they had never heard before. As they dove into new ideas, they slowly crafted their sound and what emerged was a neo-Americana, cosmic folk duo that gave a nod to earlier genre-benders like Gram Parsons and Elliott Smith.
The Dwells are a vocal swirl, drenched in memorable lyrics and infectious songwriting and they pull inspiration from drama and expression in all mediums. The combination of their voices has been described as, “haunting yet ultimately heartfelt and vulnerable,” and their songs won’t leave you alone. As Boston Band Crush put it, “If this music does not move you then you might be in need of medical attention.” They released their debut record, Fortieth Floor, on May 27 and are warmly settling into the Boston music scene, huddled around their single mic, one show at a time.