Today we get to announce a new addition to the family, Kyle Bates (aka Drowse). Some of you might recognize his name from the credits in Miserable's 'Uncontrollable' LP – he co-wrote "Stay Cold" and "Salt Water". His first release for The Native Sound will be the 'Memory Bed' EP, whose first single "Break" is now streaming at Spin!
Following an EP and LP, "Memory Bed" was largely written and recorded using one microphone, a laptop and an acoustic guitar during a Summer spent working in Zamora, Spain. While traveling, Bates found himself returning to the dark sounds from around his home for inspiration--music of the Pacific Northwest such as Grouper, Mount Eerie, Velvet Cacoon, and Unwound. Organs and synths ooze from crackling guitars, noise groans in the distance and swallows voices; the sound mirrors the feeling of wandering unfamiliar landscapes, both outside and internally. 'Memory Bed' will be released on limited edition cassette tapes, as well as digitally.
Pre-order 'Memory Bed' now!