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Bedroom Databank, Vol. 2


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Bradford Cox’s second volume of home recordings from 2010 prove to be more entertaining than the first collection of songs, and in their own way aspire to the same heights as Deerhunter or the more polished Atlas Sound records.

Vol. 2 opens with the beautiful instrumental “Pilot Light,” and then Cox says, “Hello,” to begin the psychedelically wild “Strange Parade.” It’s one of the more finished tracks from this series, and one that speaks to the value of these self-released records in a different way: it’s almost impossible to see “Strange Parade” fitting on any of the Deerhunter records. The song is simply too fleeting.

“Strange Parade,” however, kicks off a string of songs that are all excellent in their own way: “Stationary Blood,” “La Luna,” and “Day Out.” Each is a mere glimpse of a larger whole. Listening to them is kind of like seeing a city from a moving train: one wants to linger and peek around corners and walk down side streets, but it’s gorgeous in its own right. (

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