Where My Bones Rest Easy - Forget Me, Love B/W Harmonix 7 inch
WHERE MY BONES REST EASY "FORGET ME, LOVE B/W HARMONIX" 7" SINGLE
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 an element 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.
1. Forget Me, Love
3. Cancer (digital download only)