This may be a result of how the band has expanded its sound for “Bleed.” On past releases, Rolfe and her viola were the star. Fort Collins four-piece Stella Luce has always been a difficult band to nail down. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live. Here, it’s more physical and direct. Surprisingly, it’s also more playful and fun. If you’re a Colorado band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration. Most notably, guitarist Tim Massa, who first appeared on the band’s most recent EP, has much more influence here, imparting more rock, bluesy and sometimes funky elements that make the music more accessible. Sure, it’s magic, but who believes in that? “Bleed” is much more of an ensemble effort. Photo by Jayme DeLoss. The band will host a release show in Fort Collins on February 11 at Hodi’s Half Note. But don’t worry: The electronic elements and Rolfe’s incomparable voice still bring enough to the mix to make it elusive music. have been applied and all fall short. Or to paraphrase a song title from the band’s new LP, Bleed, Stella Luce music is difficult to “tie to a tree.” Problem is, when you find a word that seems to stick, they shift, often within the same song, to something that counters the assessment. “Bleed” should only tighten the embrace, despite the fact that it may be the band’s most menacing album yet. Since its inception, fans interested in uber-original music have embraced Stella Luce. Various uses of “avant-whatever,” “gypsy,” “indie,” etc. Below, download “Run, Run, Run.” Listen to the rest of “Bleed” on the band’s website. “Bleed” starts with “We Will Eat Anyone Who Gets In Our Way,” then immediate follows with the advice “Run, Run, Run.” Add to this “Black Heart” and, of course, “Tie You To a Tree” and you start to get the band’s intentions. We only feature tracks not available for free elsewhere. The band is simply too elusive to be tied to a tree. Of course, this is only a problem for music writers. Then, two other shows at Syntax Physic Opera in Denver on February 23 and Zodiac Venue in Colorado Springs on February 25. Vocalist and viola player Alana Rolfe’s voice and lyrics always had a bit of menace, but it’s been more like the incantations of a dark gypsy. Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. The lyrics suggest the band is no longer elusive, but on the attack.