“Midnight Matinee is bursting with sunshiny California-style pop. Part Byrds, part Brian Wilson and part Flaming Lips, Brass Bed’s skillfully produced strata of psychedelia, Laurel Canyon country, doo-wop harmonies and light prog-rock brushstrokes seem almost too complex to be so effervescent.” – Gambit Weekly
Driven by a wide spectrum of influences from country ballads and progressive rock hooks, to sticky-sweet lyrics, and dissonant experimental freak-outs, it’s a unique mix of intelligently designed compositions that comprise the sounds of Midnight Matinee, the debut album by Louisiana’s Brass Bed.
Brass Bed is Christiaan Mader (vocals, guitar), Jonny Campos (guitar, pedal steel, vocals, bull horn), Peter Dehart (drums, vocals), Jacques Doucet (bass, banjo), and Andrew Toups (synths, keys, percussion).
Anchored by some amazing press notices for its locally released EP and live show, Brass Bed has cast its spell on every prominent city in the South, performing with national acts like Colour Revolt, Oakley Hall, and Elf Power, and playing sets at Voodoo Music Experience, the Florida Music Festival, and the Festival International de Louisiane.
Brass Bed will be touring throughout the rest of the year in support of Midnight Matinee, bringing their potent live show to the rest of the country. See dates below.
Brass Bed Live:
09/17 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
09/18 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
09/19 Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
09/26 Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot Performance Space
10/08 Hammond, LA @ Cate St.
10/10 Ybor City, FL @ New World Brewery
10/13 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof
10/17 Winston-Salem, NC @ Elliott’s Revue
10/23 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory Fanatic CMJ Day Party
10/28 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Brass Bed In The Press:
“Midnight Matinee is a breath of fresh air—a rock album that is intriguing from beginning to end.” - Anti-Gravity
“...a compellingly distinctive assembly of instrumentation that dutifully serves each song.” – Creative Loafing
“A winning confluence of effervescent indie rock, quirky psych-pop, country and even a couple of moments of noise...” – Orlando Weekly
“...Midnight Matinee is a kaleidoscope of orchestral flourishes, psych-pop contagiousness, fuzzed-out rock, wilting country winks, and even the occasional detour into noise. It’s an ADHD modus operandi that probably shouldn’t work, but thanks to watertight songwriting, is miraculously cohesive.” – Flagpole
Midnight Matinee Tracklisting:
Release Date: Sept. 16th, 2008
01. BBC Midnight Broadcast (MP3)
02. On The Road
03. Intro To Tony
05. Split Decision
06. So I Shrugged My Shoulders
07. It Smarts
08. Postcard: Paris
09. James Fellows Jr.
10. Make Me Cry
11. Polar Bird
12. Killer Bees
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