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Download and share two tracks from the Brass Bed / Feufollet split, "The Color Sessoins" - out now!

posted Aug 9, 2011, 4:02 PM by Vu Nguyen

The Color Sessions, a split ep from Lafayette, Louisiana's Brass Bed and Feufollet, is out now. The EP sees each band tackling three of the other's songs and transforming them into their own brand of psych pop or, conversely, Cajun music. Christiaan Mader recently sat down with CMJ to discuss the project, Cajun music and the Lafayette music scene. In addition to the interview, the ep in its entirety is streaming at CMJ. To celebrate the release, the bands are offering up a download of one of each of their renditions for free. Please do download and share Brass Bed's cover of "Des Promesses" and Feufollet's cover of "Bums On The Radio".
Press for Brass Bed's "Melt White" LP:
 "It’s a solid yet pleasurably unpredictable pop band with requisite hooks and crunchy guitar sounds, which makes sense for a group that bills itself on its MySpace page as sounding like “a dog eating peanut-covered homework." Vanity Fair

"Brass Bed fits comfortably alongside earnest 70’s left of the dial rock bands like Big Star.  The songs often start in tightly constructed pop structures, but append woolly, distorted monster interludes and codas more often than not. " Brightest Young Things

"It was even more eerie to hear Brass Bed’s “People Want to be Happy,” which immediately seemed a favorite—hadn’t this song, which I had just heard for the first time, been a favorite of mine for years? Yet, the band is creating its own artistic moment, and it is a moment that others can enter and make last." Compulstive Reader

"The record boasts dreamy vocals backed by choirboy “ooohhhing” and “aaahhing”; the instrumentation ventures to folk-friendly territory with “Maybe It’s Not Me,” but stays largely in the realm of get-up-and-go percussion with tons of guitar chatter and jazzy keys to keep the record going." The Blue Indian

More info:

It was only a matter of time until the personally intertwined cajun and indie music scenes of Lafayette, Louisiana produced a musical marriage. Members of psychedelic power poppers Brass Bed and forward thinking Cajun outfit Feufollet had swapped records, performed together, and even lived together. Eventually, the two even shared a keyboard player. After countless cocktails and mutual flattery shared at the Cajun honky tonk mecca Blue Moon Saloon, the inevitable happened.

Recorded by Feufollet's Chris Stafford, The Color Sessions presents a collection of song swaps between the two groups, covering material from Feufollet's Grammy nominated release En Coleurs and Brass Bed's 2011 LP Melt White.

The result is a blurring of contemporary and traditional art forms: a set of three cajun songs presented en Francais by a raucous and eccentric rock and roll band; and a set of three pop songs reinterpreted by a playfully imaginative and innovative Cajun band. The Color Sessions are out now!