[SLO-FI] With Klickitat, Best New Band finalist Bed has effectively written the soundtrack for not wanting to wake up in the morning. On their debut EP, husband-and-wife duo Sierra and Alex Haager offer lethargic, pillowy sounds, with prominent guitar riffs that sway in place like a pendulum in slow motion. It's a bit like Luna, with palpable '90s rock leanings reflective of the faint, distant glimmer of a coin at the bottom of a pool. Opener "The Rule" is a balanced, casual duet, while "Wayward" feels like an antique pop song, warm and recognizable. The pace might be slow, but the intensity varies, creating a changing climate within each song, especially in the softly crackling "Fremm." The effervescent surface guitar and vocal harmonies that are the band's calling card are often matched by a subtly distorted underbelly. It's the sort of tit for tat that probably stems from sharing a home and life together. Soft-spoken and comforting, the five tracks come off as habitual without being humdrum. But don't expect Bed to rile you to your feet.
SEE IT: Bed plays Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., with Genders and Little Star, on Sunday, June 12. 9 pm. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 21+.