Brass Bed Take 'A Bullet for You' on Romantic Psych-Pop Tune

The Louisiana band's new three-track 'A Bullet for You' 7" comes ahead of scheduled 2013 album 'The Secret Will Keep You'

Brass Bed
Brass Bed
Marc Hogan

Louisiana quartet Brass Bed just announced they'll kick off a new West Coast and Midwest tour on August 17 in Baton Rouge. The band's late-2010 album, Melt White, showed a knack for catchy, guitar-driven, vaguely twangy psych-pop that showed a clear affinity for the Elephant 6 collective — just try and get "Bums on the Radio" out of your radio-filled ears — and they've since tackled a Harry Nilsson covers EP as well as a set of mutual covers with fellow Louisiana group Feufollet. "A Bullet for You," the title track from Brass Bed's new three-song 7", is their best yet: a smoke-wreathed piece of pleading, romantic rock that explodes into a gnashing guitar solo redolent of post-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco. "I've been thinking I could quit this," Christiaan Mader begins, his voice pinched and expressive. Despite the self-destructive conclusion, quitting clearly isn't in the cards anytime soon: Brass Bed's next album, The Secret Will Keep You is due out in 2013, and their new song shows they'd already do anything for you — yes, Meatloaf, even that.


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