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Bedhead was an indie rock band active in the 1990s (1991-1998). Their first album, WhatFunLifeWas, is often cited on critics’ lists as one of the best indie albums of the 1990s. Bedhead’s music was generally subdued, with a polyphonic sound based on the interlocking of single-line melodies played by three electric guitars and one electric bass guitar (often played with a capo), nearly always using clean (undistorted) tones.

The group’s vocals were often delivered in such a low key manner that they were quite difficult to decipher. This unusual sound was dubbed by some critics as “slo-core,” referring to the slow tempos of many of the band’s songs, a label to which band members objected in interviews.

In reality, many of the group’s songs do not remain slow and quiet throughout, instead beginning very slowly and quietly and gradually building in intensity and volume. Bedhead also experimented with unusual time signatures, with some songs in 6/8 or 3/4 meter.

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If you haven't got "Bedhead" which I seriously doubt, then by all means go ahead. Probably one of the best slow-core / Down-tempo band I came across after [ Sophia ]. Fans of [ American Chamber Music ] ~ [ Swell ] ~ [ Picastro ] ~ [ Clogs ] ~ [ Grand Savoy ] and the likes should enjoy " Bedhead " thoroughly. "

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - What Fun Life Was Release Date - 1994 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 01 Liferaft 4:40 02 Haywire 4:12 03 Bedside Table 4:44 04 The Unpredictable Landlord 4:20 05 Crushing 3:51 06 Unfinished 4:32 07 Powder 7:04 08 Foaming Love 4:14 09 To the Ground 2:58 10 Living Well 4:24 11 Wind Down 3:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - What Fun Life Was -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead Artist - Bedhead Album - Bedheaded Release Date - 1996 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 01 Beheaded 4:43 02 The Rest of the Day 6:19 03 Left Behind 3:47 04 What's Missing 3:49 05 Smoke 2:44 06 Burned Out 3:57 07 Roman Candle 4:29 08 Withdraw 4:23 09 Felo de Se 3:09 10 Lares and Penates 3:52 11 Losing Memories 2:58 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Bedheaded -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - Transaction de Novo Release Date - 1998 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 1 Exhume 4:18 2 More Than ever 4:18 3 Parade 4:49 4 Half-Thought 3:33 5 Extramundane 3:04 6 Forgetting 3:40 7 Lepidoptera 3:03 8 Psychosomatica 3:16 9 The Present 6:59 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Transaction de Novo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - The Dark Ages Release Date - 1996 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 1 The Dark Ages 5:01 2 Inhume 6:05 3 Any Life 3:20 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - The Dark Ages -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - Bedhead Release Date - 1994 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 1 Heiszahobit 4:16 2 Dead Language 5:25 3 What I'm Here For 4:31 4 Disorder 4:58 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Bedhead -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - Lepidoptera Release Date - 1998 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist A Lepidoptera 3:04 B Leper 5:12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Lepidoptera -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Natural Snow Building ~ Swell ~ Idaho ~ Sophia ~ American Chamber Music -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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