Tuesday, July 23, 2013

EP Review: Bedhead - The Dark Ages

Bedhead's 1996 EP The Dark Ages opens with the slow build up the title track.  The Kadane brothers' clean, clear guitars ring gently over hushed vocals.  Two and a half minutes in the drumming becomes more prominent, without threatening to overpower the song.  The slow Velvets grind of instrumental Inhume follows, before Reed and co's third album is invoked on the gorgeous country lilt of Any Life.  Overall the EP serves as a good introduction to Bedhead's quiet melancholy.