Punk Is Bed

by The Lice

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Lo-Res 00:43
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Near Dark 01:42
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Ferro 02:12
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Stop Motion 01:21
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Aloofness 02:17
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Repulsion 01:33
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Sloth 01:26
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Bouncing basslines hop up and down while icy feedback slices through a pounding programmed drum beat, there’s a catchy melody...and it’s done. The Lice have found a beautiful formula by crafting short post-punk & coldwave-inspired songs. Each track takes you to a cavernous realm, gets you hooked, then ends. It’s just wonderful.

Matthew Gray started The Lice in 2018, recording these “short weird noisy ghostly” songs, performing live with Gio Chumpitazi & Josh Lopez, and completing the first Lice full-length (“Hoarder House UFO”) at the beginning of this year. The mini-album “Punk Is Bed” is recorded entirely by Gray with drum machine loops, warbling bass parts and EBow assisted guitar feedback melodies. “There are songs about staying inside, going outside to riot, not being able to sleep, taking pills to sleep and staying in bed all day. ‘Daymare Town’ is a one minute burst of anxious dread given a pop melody. ‘Stagefright’ is a song about not playing shows giving a wistful melody and a rickety drum beat. ‘Aloofness’ is as close as the Lice have come yet to synth-pop and ‘Near Dark’ is a dark pop song that mostly keeps the noise under a blanket of atmosphere."

Prior to The Lice, Gray ran the tape label Juniper Tree Songs and performed as Shivering Window, BYODeath, and a few “semi-secret projects haunting the far corners of Bandcamp”.

All proceeds from the digital and cassette release of this album will go to Inland Empire Harm Reduction, “a community-based public health organization working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by drug use in the Inland Empire region of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.” www.ieharmreduction.org

Check out all of the previous releases from The Lice on Gray's Fork In The Outlet records, here: thelice1.bandcamp.com

Video for Daymare Town:
youtu.be/Z4ZG7jWdaD8

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released October 9, 2020

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