I'd made a post like this before that started with Merry Christmas but just accidentally deleted it, so here they are again and now with a new album. Excellent powerpop that's sort of lo-fi and hi-fi at the same time. Excellent tone, production, and songwriting all around. For fans of Guided By Voices.
Bedhed began as a one man bedroom project that is just starting to expand into a live band. Bedhed is wildly prolific and his music is poetically rough with an almost confrontational honesty to it. His influences seem to range from country songwriting to the grungiest Nirvana songs, and even dark ambient, metal, and other territories. I'm very excited to see this band flourish, their first live show is tomorrow.
NSU is from Orange County and has been playing since 2007. I've been lucky enough to share the bill with this band quite a bit and they remain my favorite band to play with. They get fucking gnarly and their music is really inventive, no macho bullshit here. Seriously if you can't get down then we probably shouldn't be friends.
No full release yet, but this is already something to get excited about. Just listen to the one song.