Bedhead – Beheaded
Trance Syndicate/Touch and Go, 1996
Acquired: Love Garden, Used, 2009
While sounding like they were in the pocket of Galaxie 500, Bedhead are still one of my favorite bands to sleep to. I mean, c’mon, if you’re going to pioneer a movement called “Slowcore” then you’ve got to expect that. So that’s what I did last night, I put this on when I went to sleep and it was wonderful. I could hear all of the influences swirling around. The 90s post-rock stuff like a less dark, creepy Slint and doing a more epic sounding slowcore than Low. A quiet epic sound, that’s what it is sometimes. I don’t know, it’s “slowcore,” whatever that means. Why is it core? I thought adding core to the end of a something meant it was kind of aggro. Slowcore sounds like an oxymoron. But whatever, this record is still really great. “Losing Memories” is the jam, that just played as the record wound down and I was pretty much blown away.