Brass Bed has recently put the finishing touches on their 4th LP, In the Yellow Leaf, and are proud to announce their new label partners – Modern Outsider out of Austin, Texas. Though it won’t see the light of day until Spring ’16, ModOut will release the first single off Yellow Leaf on October 30th!
The single’s A-side “I Am Just a Whisper” is easily the most frenetic, anxiety-inducing jangle thrasher BB’s ever produced. They tracked the rave-up with their old pal / engineer Danny Reisch (also an Austin product) and featured Jonny Campos on lead vocals with Ben “Benjo” Jones of Generationals and Youth Lagoon on guitar.
Then kick over to the B-side to hear their scuzzed out cover of Gene Thomas’s “Sometimes”, a swamp pop standard by way of Flamin’ Groovies that they tracked with Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall) in Sacramento, CA with Christiaan Mader stepping to the mic for lead vocals.
In the Yellow Leaf follows Brass Bed’s critically acclaimed 2013 release, The Secret Will Keep You, which landed on NPR’s All Songs Considered 10 Best of the Year!
Brass Bed, from Lafayette, LA, is Christiaan Mader (guitar, vocals, bass), Jonny Campos(guitar, vocals, bass), and Peter DeHart (percussion).
What the press said about The Secret Will Keep You:
“The oddly buoyant and utterly captivating album evokes a sad parade of broken hearts, loneliness, death, fear and even madness” NPR
“The Secret Will Keep You has been in constant rotation at my desk recently.” The New Yorker
“…its undertones of 70’s-style countrified pop remain, but cocooned in a haze of psychedelia and sweet fuzz.” The Times-Picayune
“…a psych-kissed, organ-powered jangler with enough electricity to power your cell phone or laptop for the next 25 listens (please review your data plan before attempting).” SPIN
“Songs for a generation in limbo.” The Advocate
“…if I wanted to pretend to be cool, I would name-drop Brass Bed while also pretending that I know things about wine by saying a certain glass tastes “peaty” and “baroque.”” VICE
“The Secret Will Keep You’s underlying theme of disappointment is anything but. And if Brass Bed keeps their songs sunny and dark and familiar and weird, they could be sharing their disillusionment for the next generation.” PASTE
“…it’s really fucking good.” Captain’s Dead
“Bursts of feedback, heavy guitar hooks and brooding keyboards carry mature themes — whether dead-end dreams, romance or regret.” The Gambit