Each week the Monday Mix showcases three brand new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we’re featuring a couple of bass-driven tracks and a cut from one of Philadelphia’s most prolific indie bands.
bed. - Girl
Shoegazy rock band bed.’s new single “Girl” is the first track released from their upcoming full-length debut record. The album was recorded by Larry Crane at Jackpot! studios, right here in Portland. Their sound is self-described as “slow-fi.” Grinding bass fills out the three piece’s sound in lieu of traditional rhythm guitar and clean lead guitar provides an enchanting contrast. bed. plays the Crystal Ballroom on December 15th, their last show for quite a few months.
Dr. Dog - Could’ve Happened To Me
Dr. Dog is here to brighten your December with their latest track “Could’ve Happened to Me” from their new album Abandoned Mansion. The band recorded a song a day for two weeks for this record, most of which were tracked live. “Could’ve Happened to Me” has everything Dr. Dog fans have come to love— catchy hooks, folk stylings, clever lyrics, and as the band proclaims, “nothing too jarring or atonal.”
Laura Marling - Soothing
Laura Marling makes her directorial debut with the release of her video for “Soothing,” with scenes inspired by her own dreams. Fair warning— this may be NSFW viewing. This song has advanced the English songwriter solidly into the realm of dark and virtuosic chamber pop, a direction she hinted at on 2014’s Short Movie. Dueling basses flirt beneath her breathy vocals, leaving plenty of space for the dramatically placed strings and occasional thumb piano.