Bedrooms, The – Passive Viewing – New LP
My kinda chilly: a post-punk package of intoned vocals gesturing towards pop, with bass and tom-heavy drums providing echo-y propulsion for synth and impressionistic picked guitars. Siouxsie isn’t a bad point of reference, nor are Savages. Imminently listenable, with subtleties revealing themselves on repeated spins. All this, and distinctive packaging evoking the best of both Dangerhouse and Letraset aesthetic. I’m in. –Michael T. Fournier
released February 1, 2020
sheana: guitar, vocals
danny: bass, vocals
jacyn: drums, synth, vocals
jen: vocals, synth, percussion
Passive Viewing was recorded at Stop/Start studios by Robert Comitz. Mixed by The Bedrooms and Robert Comitz. Mastering by Will at Dead Air.
Cover Art: Jacyn
Cover Photo: Christina Carlsson
LP Side B Label Photo: Aubrey Hornor
Insert Layout: Blake Martinez
Kisses to: Erika Elizabeth and Domestic Departure, Robert Comitz at Stop/Start, Will at Dead Air, Christina Carlsson, Aubrey Hornor, Mar Chavez, Paula Cronan, and all of the groups we play with.
Debut vinyl release from the Bedrooms. Nine songs of Newer Romantic drama & intrigue; a trail of smoke from a clove cigarette.
"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 gray 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 naive. 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)
200 copies pressed, two-color risographed fold-over covers in hunter green & flat gold, download code included. DD-01