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Brass Bed "A Bullet For You"

Riot Act on August 07, 2012 22:45

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    Brass Bed have already proven themselves adept at stretching the already pliable boundaries of pop music through their two full-length albums (2008's Midnight Matinee and 2010's Melt White) and brilliant interpretations of the work of pop genius Harry Nilsson and progressive Cajun provocateurs Feufollet. But the release of A Bullet For You, a 7" featuring three sharp new songs shows the quartet's songwriting abilities only getting stronger.

    The centerpiece is the title track "A Bullet For You", a slow burning reverb-heavy missive that swells gently with ghostly background noise and a heartfelt performance from front man Christiaan Mader. It bends easily into more driving territory, nearly blistering stereo speakers from the rhythmic chaos that supports the anxious howling of the song’s centerpiece guitar solo. "Bullet" is backed by a pair of equally sturdy b-sides that find the boys getting further lost in romantic headspace. They plead for care, caution, and delicacy with a lover’s spirit on "Every Time You Make Me", and beg to be delivered from alienation and fear on “Please Don’t Go”.

    This new 7" will hopefully settle the appetite that has been growing as Brass Bed fans await the release of the band's next album The Secret Will Keep You in 2013. Three songs may not seem like enough to quell music-hungry consumers around the world, but these are emotion-rich pop tunes that continue to satisfy. Don't be surprised if you find yourself returning to dig in again and again.

    A Bullet For You out September 18th, 2012 on Crossbill Records!

    Tour Dates:
    08.17.12 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea's
    08.23.12 - Austin, TX @ live at Good Danny's for Daytrotter
    08.23.12 - Austin, TX @ the Parish
    08.25.12 - San Diego, CA @ Tin Can
    08.26.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Records - Free at 5PM
    08.26.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater w/ The Blank Tapes
    08.27.12 - Santa Cruz, CA @ the Crepe Place
    08.28.12 - Sacramento, CA @ Live on Capital Radio 90.9 KXJZ
    08.28.12 - Sacramento, CA @ Phono Select - Free at 7PM
    08.29.12 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
    08.30.12 - Davis, CA @ Sophia's
    08.31.12 - Modesto, CA @ Off The Air

    09.01.12 - Chico, CA @ Cafe Flo
    09.02.12 - Portland, OR @ Rontom's
    09.03.12 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
    09.04.12 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    09.06.12 - Omaha, NB @ Slowdown
    09.07.12 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/ Poison Control Center
    09.08.12 - Chicago, IL @ TBA

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