Welcome to the official BEDHEAD web site.
While BEDHEAD have split, the brothers Kadane are continuing to make
music as THE NEW YEAR. click here
for THE NEW YEAR website.
Matt Kadane - guitar, vocals
Bubba Kadane - guitar, vocals
Tench Coxe - guitar
Kris Wheat - bass
Trini Martinez - drums
Matt and Bubba have played music together since the late seventies, when they were in their single digits and early tens. They have had various proper bands since 1987. The earliest of these had a violin player, the following band, a viola player. About 7 songs from WhatFunLifeWas and a couple from 4songCDEP were played in these different groups from around 1989-1991. The band that immediately preceded Bedhead included Trini (around 1990) and, on occasion, Tench.
After parting ways with the viola player in mid-1991, Bubba, Matt and Trini (Tench was going back and forth to Russia to teach English) started practicing again, re-working the older songs and working on new ones. Tench returned, and Kris, who had neither played bass nor been in a band before, joined the group. Bedhead officially came into existence.
The general idea of Bedhead when we formed was to incorporate the texture and presence of a bowed viola/violin with the timbre of a guitar, hence the unusually high number of guitarists.
|January 1992||- first Bedhead show in Austin for a friend's art opening|
|May 1992||- release of Bedside Table/Living Well 7-inch on Direct Hit Records|
|December 1993||- release of The Rest Of The Day/I'm Not Here7-inch on Direct Hit Records|
|February 1994||- tour of Germany (with an invitation from a German band)|
|April 4, 1994||- release of WhatFunLifeWason Trance Syndicate Records|
|Summer 1994||- failed attempt to record songs later to appear on Beheaded|
|October 25, 1994||- release of 4songCDEP19:10 on Trance Syndicate Records|
|June 1995|| - toured the West Coast and played various shows in the rest of the country|
|July 1995||- recorded the songs for The Dark Ages EPand Beheaded|
|January 1996||- tour of deep South|
|February 20, 1996||- release of The Dark Ages 3-song EP (CD/10-inch)|
|June 18, 1996||- release of Beheaded11-song LP/CD|
|June/July 1996||- 4-week US/Canada Tour|
|March/April 1997||- 3-week Eastern US tour (last week of dates cancelled due to an illness in the band)|
|May 2-9, 1997||- recorded the songs for Transaction de Novo|
|August 1997||- Shows in Austin and Dallas to preview the yet-to-be-released Transaction de Novo|
|November 4, 1997||- release of one-sided 12-inch vinyl version of 4songCDEP19:10|
|February 10, 1998||- release of Transaction de Novo 9-song LP/CD|
|March 9-22, 1998||- Western US tour|
|April 10-May 2, 1998||- Eastern US tour|
|May 9-20, 1998||- European tour|
|August 3, 1998
||- BEDHEAD call it
|October 20, 1998||- release of "Lepidoptera"/"Leper" 10-inch|
|Summer 1999||- Matt and Bubba Kadane form THE NEW YEAR|
|April 25, 2000||- release of "Macha Loved Bedhead" CDEP|