Yep, this is Mattress, believe it or not. Rex Marshall pawned his bizarre old blues guy voice for some space effects and a new drum machine. Hopefully, whoever snags it next will be kind to it. Anyhow, this is enjoyable enough without it, basically a few elementary melodies--some crisp, some skronky--and beats strung out over a lazy five minutes, overlapping every so often and getting weird. Like most anything Mattress does, with or without the voice, it's a nice, interesting ride.
Mattress plays next in Portland on July 27, at Someday Lounge
A prior Mattress Cut of the Day
Photo: "Mexico Death Bed," From Mattresspace