I like bedroom music. Man, that statement kind of makes you question me calling myself the “good” groupie, huh? But before you go too far down that road, let me explain exactly what I mean.
Last week I had a moment where I needed to take a breath, take a break and just chill out from everything for a good 10-15 minutes. When I get like that, there’s only one thing I want to do. Lay down on my bed, turn my music way up and just zone out.
But it can’t be just any music – I need something quiet and comforting. Something that’s going to wrap me up in its beauty. Soft beats, acoustic guitars, quite vocals.
And that, my friends, is what I call bedroom music.
Which is why I’m super excited to introduce you to Reddening West in today’s New Music Monday post – their sound is my definition of bedroom music. (In fact, in preparation for writing this I did the exact scenario outlined above to give their debut EP its proper pre-writing listen.)
For fans of:
Nick Drake, The National, Iron & Wine, alt folk
About the band:
Reddening West is made up of Matt Evans, Niamh Fahy and Kevin Butler (who, incidentally, happens to be in another fave Texas band, Black Books). The band is brand new and just released a debut EP, “Where We Started”, back in March. They’ve had the honor of playing a Sofar Sounds show (cool concept you should check out in your area!) and an aftershow at Stubb’s for the stellar First Aid Kit.
Why I like them:
The older I get, the more I like the quiet stuff. You know, the songs you can curl up and listen to in your headphones or listen to your bedroom. The kind of music that allows you to get lost in thought. Reddening West’s “Where We Started” does exactly that for me, and I’m already anxious for more music, a live show I can attend, anything to continue getting my fix.
Songs to check out:
“Handful of Dust”, “Every Wind”
Find them online:
What new music are you listening to today?
As always, share it in the comments or over on Twitter – and let me know what you think of Reddening West!