One of Ireland's most beloved groups Bell X1 return with their 6th Studio Album Chop Chop on July 9th. Recorded in Bridgeport, Connecticut with longtime National producer Peter Katis & Thomas Bartlett (Antony & The Johnsons), the record moves the band in a bold new direction. In Bartlett's words, ''From the moment I heard the demos, I knew this was a special batch of songs, nestled in the sweet spot between wistfulness and joy.'' Since 2008, Bell X1 has toured America 14 times. They have had a top 5 radio hit with ''The Great Defector'', appeared on Letterman 2X, Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel & Rachel Ray. They've also been profiled numerous times on NPR, played the first broadcast concert on the rooftop of Facebook and had their music appear in TV shows The O.C. & Grey's Anatomy. 2013 finds the band riding the momentum of a late 2012 38-date Global acoustic tour , which was sold out in 33 markets. The band will tour North America in October of 2013 & March 2014.