Thursday, October 2, 2014

Brass Bed returns with a brand new 7" on MA'AM Records! Out November 18th, Entertainment Weekly just debuted the A side, "Be Anything."


Brass Bed is releasing a brand new 7" with MA'AM Records on November 18th, 2014!

Following on the heels of their highly acclaimed 2013 LP, The Secret Will Keep You"Be Anything" b/w "Mind The Gap" captures the band live on two inch tape deep in the midst of their tour cycle.

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly debuted "Be Anything" calling it "a blissful balance of dirty fuzz and clean melodic lines that has a lot in common with Teenage Fanclub at their best."


Sweating their way through tour fever, exhaustion, and the last round of shows supporting 2013’s The Secret Will Keep You, Brass Bed entered The Loading Dock studios in Sacramento’s fruit-packing district with Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall) to blast out a three song set on a chance collaboration.  Woodhouse’s breakneck tracking speed and explosive guitar treatments collided with a Brass Bed line-up well honed in dynamic, incandescent performances from nearly a year on the road. The result was an unlikely marriage of aesthetics boiled quickly in a summer heat that resulted in a raw, unsettled, lunging, leaning, and skuzzy version of a band heretofore known for its song craft and precision, all captured live to 16 tracks of two-inch tape.
While the three-song session would serve as the cornerstone of the band’s upcoming 4th LP (much of which was also recorded with Chris at the Dock) the material as it sat right on the tape, mixed in a fury of caffeine and beer, was just too good to languish on a reel. Recorded with the shortest distance from sweaty performance to wax, and presented in its purest form, the band shares “Be Anything” b/w “Mind the Gap” and a glimpse of what’s to come.
Brass Bed is the lifelong collaboration of Jonny Campos, Christiaan Mader, and Peter DeHart, begun during a bedroom recording session in Lafayette, LA in the Elephant 6-obsessed summer break from college.  It has blossomed from studio to stage through changes in lineup, geographic distance, three studio albums, four EPS, a handful of singles, a pair of robberies, and the various life distractions known as growing up. Brass Bed is not a project.  Brass Bed is a band.
Tour Dates:
10.23.14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10.24.14 – Shreveport, LA @ Bear’s On Fairfield
11.21.14 – Lafayette, LA @ Blue Moon Saloon
11.22.14 – New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House
Don't miss their incredible performance at NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series from last winter.

What the press had to say about The Secret Will Keep You:
"The oddly buoyant and utterly captivating album, out April 23, evokes a sad parade of broken hearts, loneliness, death, fear and even madness" NPR 
"...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
"The Secret Will Keep You has been in constant rotation at my desk recently." The New Yorker
"…it's really fucking good." Captain's Dead
"...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
"Bursts of feedback, heavy guitar hooks and brooding keyboards carry mature themes — whether dead-end dreams, romance or regret." The Gambit
"I don’t know how you can have both chaos and roominess at the same time, but Brass Bed does it." Music For Robots
"The Secret Will Keep You is a swift-moving, riverine composition of indie-rock teeming with the alluvial guitar bursts and thumping bass that are deposited along the banks of the ten songs that comprise the album." Pop Press International

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