Last week I went over to Pressed for some bedroom pop and psych; in addition to Ottawa's own Pipahauntas, mysterious and intertwined combos Beds and Sunshine & The Blue Moon delivered some early-T. Rex meets Pavement action. S&BM were up first. Apart from their point of origin - Thunder Bay - I don't know much about them. The core of the band is vocalist Sunshine; Christopher Sandes plays bass (and also plays in Beds), while Andrew Simpson played both guitar and rums on their demos.
Shadowy action, courtesy of Pressed's new stage lighting - by which I mean a table lamp on the floor in front of the stage.
Former bassist Bucky (also in Beds) helped out on the final tune.
On to Beds, and a couple of familiar faces.
The rest of Beds' heads.
And of course the traitional drummer photo taken through the entryway window.
There was some instrument-switching.
Even more singalong action!
I've seen Pipahauntas quite a bit in the last year; Sam's solo side is really good. However, it seems it was time for the next step - getting some honest-to-goodness musicians to back her up live. Adam Saikaley, Gary from Bondar, and Fucked Corpse member/Uncle Phil sideman/oddball karaoke champ Patric are the raw recruits.
Here's Adam. It was definitely getting too dark for flashless photography.
There you go then.
Keyboard action with Patric!
A fine sort-of debut.