Bands come and go. Most last one to three years. Some make it to five. Some bands muster the intestinal fortitude to tour, release more than one record, and weather the ups and downs and arbitrary quirks of the music scene, and somehow miraculously manage to not get jaded. They are the true souls.
Lafayette's Brass Bed is accomplishing just that. No longer just a wispy band of young guns with a pronounced Wilco fixation, Brass Bed are now a Man-Band, with seasoned chops, road miles on them, and a creatively spirited, collective mojo that at times is fearless and ballsy and luminous in its marked tendency to avoid anything youthfully aggro or predictably dumb. With man-tooth erudition, Brass Bed has scholarly absorbed everything from classic rock to post-punk, and forged it into their own quirky, experimental pop tunes.
Comprised of Jonny Campos (guitar, pedal steel, bass, vocals), Peter DeHart (drums, touches, vocals), Christiaan Mader (vocals, guitar, bass), and Andrew Toups (keyboards), Brass Bed are currently on the road, burning up the miles, taking in the sites, and rocking the clubs around the U.S. in support of their second release Melt White (Park the Van Records).
Brass Bed on the road:
Kung Fu Necktie
Bottle Tree Cafe
New Orleans, LA
St. Louis, MO
Des Moines, IA