Friday, November 1, 2013

Where My Bones Rest Easy

My buddy John is in Where My Bones Rest Easy. I don't know what to write at the moment that would be better than the description of the band/album that is located on their bandcamp, so I'm just going to copy/paste that shit. Fuck it.

The four members of Seattle’s Where My Bones Rest Easy have certainly cut their teeth in the punk scenes of the West Coast for the last 10 years(Time For Change, Burn Your Life Down, Beau Navire). The maturity shows in their new project, where they depart from their previous abrasive musical projects and seamlessly transition into playing utterly beautiful music. A breath of fresh air, even in the recent resurgence of “shoegaze” bands. Their music stands out, with glorious harmonies that recall the emo bands from the 90’s (before that was a thing). The recording is wonderful; every element that WMBRE brings to the table is clear and honest.
The fuzzed out guitar and heavy drumming of “Harmonix” brings anelement dramatically underused in modern music, creating a nice contrast to the sullen vocals. The music descends into a beautiful crescendo of noise, but still with an underlying beat the listener can follow. “Cancer” plays out almost like a letter being read to a loved one, with the vocals dripping in sympathy and pain all over beautiful guitar tones and crashing cymbals. The climax is reached when the guitar and bass follow the boorish vocal patterns and the drums kick in full swing. The end swells with a bright sound that gives hope to the listener.

WMBRE may draw comparisons to that “Seattle sound” that became famous over the years. While they do give a nod to their predecessors, the maturity and innovation will certainly write a new chapter in the always burgeoning Seattle music scene.

Engineered/recorded at D-Wreckords By Derek Leisy and mixed and mastered by Alex Estrada at Earth Capitol (Touché Amoré, Joyce Manor, Silver Snakes) in Los Angeles, CA. Limited vinyl first press of 200 pieces, hand stamped center labels with full color insert. Comes with a digital download of record with a additional track aside from vinyl track listing.

I don't even care how lazy that was. Not one bit. I really like WMBRE, I listen to them when I sit in my room alone and play The Sims or read. I also listened to this band alot when I was having a really shitty time.  You can't download the album for free via bandcamp, but you can stream it all. You can also buy it, which you should, because they are the homies and deserve your money. Word? Word.


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