I have no idea how Santah got in my “to listen” file on iTunes. Someone sent it to me. So, whoever you are, thank you.
White Noise Bed is a “classic” indie rock record. By which I mean it’s melodies and lines, it’s great guitar work and rhythms, all hearken back to the early 2000s of yesteryear, when Marah and Whiskeytown were tearing up the blogsphere. A male lead sings vaguely symbolic lyrics (“We had a deep song/Long before our language”) in a painful, impassioned croon…It recalls the most melodic work of Modest Mouse and Wilco, eschewing the experimental, happily, in favor of the accessible.
The result is a terrific record–probably the most consistently “indie rock” album of the year so far.
Buy direct from No Sleep Records, and check out the video, below.