Buried Beds – Tremble The Sails
It is all about the music with “Buried Beds” and very excellent music this is! Soft passages and more dramatic interludes interspersed in the whole offering. The folk-rock of Buried Beds is never boring and their diversity is not a weakness, but adds warmth and strength to the album. It has the scope and lasting beauty of Sufjan Stevens‘ Illinois but its original and grand; leading often with a rollicking piano and then joined by many well-played instruments and voice.
Formed as a warehouse duo in 2003 by old friends Eliza Jones and Brandon Beaver, “Buried Beds” grew over several years into a chamber group of banjos, string quartets, electric guitars, broken glass, and aching harmonies. Their Americana influenced melancholy won them “Best Band” in Philadelphia Magazine‘s “Best of Philly 2004″ issue and a spot on the Believer Magazine’s yearly music compilation. They went on to record the lush and beautiful “Empty Rooms” in 2005.
On their sophomore album “Tremble the Sails”, Buried Beds trades delicate banjos for dueling guitars to create a landscape where love, death and your future-self throw a party. After recording drums and bass on the awesome tape machine at the Dr. Dog studio, the album was recorded almost entirely in their pajamas in Eliza’s living room. It was mixed by Nick Krill of The Spinto Band and came to life. The album is more alive than the first; maintaining a focus on careful arrangements but summoning the chaos and energy of Rock and Roll.