The BEDROOMS – ” Passive Viewing “

Posted: June 1, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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On their debut, Portland’s The Bedrooms sound so claustrophobic you’d believe they formed in the early 80s. Sonically they fall somewhere between the post-punk of The Sound and the brooding complex guitar pop of the Chameleons without sacrificing any originality. Beware, this one grows on you. “This long awaited release by the Bedrooms completes the mythology of a band learned of in local circles of the like-minded and spoken in reverent tones by the passionate few. The Bedrooms have a classically rain-streaked Portland post punk sound that reflects the bleary winter of endless grey days and pitch-black nights. Their rhythms are charged with the desperation of driving in a storm while the guitar’s single note knife-edge glints against the vocal’s guiding light, crooning new romantic but not niave. Their songs speak to the private dramas and dreams that happen behind closed doors and while they herald of dystopias (which no doubt we’re in the timeslip of) they remind us to avoid becoming wearied or callous, for with every winter we can have a hope for spring.” (Corby Plumb, Totally Different Head zine). Out on January 31st on Domestic Departure Records.

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Grungy riffs and a very unique vocalist. Easily my favorite album released in the last year. Bought it on vinyl,

Released February 1st, 2020

sheana: guitar, vocals
danny: bass, vocals
jacyn: drums, synth, vocals
jen: vocals, synth, percussion

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