Unlike their last album, Louisiana-based Brass Bed has gone full neo psychedelic here on Melt White – and that’s a great thing for us audiophiles. Opening with the gorgeous harmonies on “Aria” it adds a strong chord to reach its crescendo. Then, the whimsical “People Want to Be Happy” is 10cc styled pop with many layers tripping over each other. It then delivers a blistering guitar break full of unfettered creativity. “Miniature Day Parade” incorporates a pile of influences and textures, and the next several tunes are worthy of any Elephant Six alumni.
In the fall of 2007, four Montreal musicians travelled together to a small fishing village of less than 700 people in Northhamptonshire, U.K. Inspired by their surroundings and experiences, they began to write music and, a little over a year later, Sunfields was born. This past spring, their debut album, Palace in the Sun, was completed in the band’s home studio in Hudson, Quebec, and was released on August 17 through their brand new label, Field Recordings.