Trance Syndicate Records
Recorded and mixed by Bedhead and Paul Quigg.
"...Probably the best album to come out of Dallas since the heavily boot-legged live set by the Velvet Underground..."
Packaged in a solid gray cover with small black lettering, Bedhead's debut album appears to be another generic techno/industrial outing. Instead, it most closely resembles the spacious, late-night aura of the Velvet Underground's 1969, an album that was partly recorded in Bedhead's native Texas. Calm even at perky tempos, Bedhead's music expands and contracts in slow waves (one of the first words on the album is "ocean"). The drummer likes the sound of cymbals, the vocalist nearly sings to himself, and the three guitars patiently pile up fragile riffs. Considering the close family resemblance of the songs, it's remarkable the album doesn't become monotonous but catches you in its slow spirals. Instead of the sterile musical calculations of so many modern rock bands, Bedhead creates a feeling of intimacy, as if they were playing a living room show just for you and a few friends."
"['WhatFunLifeWas'] is a definitive statement about the possibilities of rock instrumentation...reassuring and horrifying in the space of just a few moments. Brilliant."
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