Photo by Allison Bohl DeHart
Brass Bed is a three-piece band out of Lafayette, Louisiana, and they’ve been doing their thing for years. Christiaan Mader, Jonny Campos, and Peter DeHart started out nearly a decade ago as a DIY outfit particularly indebted to Beach Boys-esque pop trickery, but each subsequent album has been cloudier and more nuanced. On their latest, In The Yellow Leaf, Brass Bed sounds like a group of veterans, boiling down their sound to its essence. There’s a bit of Grizzly Bear-like grandeur to “I Am Just A Whisper,” but this song also flat-out sprints, building to crashing crescendos with each chorus.