Forget cinema, David Lynch's current passion is artist development. On Aug. 2, Lynch will step into his new role as a master of ceremonies, hosting a concert from Chrysta Bell, whose 2011 debut CD the filmmaker-musician produced.
Even Lynch fans ignorant of Bell's full-length "This Train" are likely already familiar with her work. Bell and Lynch composed the song "Polish Poem" for the director's most-recent full-length feature, the mysterious and experimental 2006 film "Inland Empire."
Tickets for the Aug. 2 show at the Bootleg Theater are $10 and are on sale now. "Swing With Me," a seething, 7-minute-plus song that walks the line between treacherous and teasing, recalling the works of both Portishead and Chris Isaak, is presented below.
A bio plays up Bell's haunting, bygone-era qualities, noting that the artist "certainly fits Lynch’s vision of the femme fatale archetype." But if ever there were a moment for Bell, this would seem to be it. Earlier this year, Lana Del Rey briefly held the role as the music media's object of affection, and she owned a look and style that seemed ripped from a Lynch film.