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    [ The New Year ]


    Newness Ends (Touch and Go)

      The NewYear - Newness Ends (Touch and Go)  
    Brothers Bubba and Matt Kane where the driving force behind the often praised, but crimely overlooked band Bedhead. Regrouping as The New Year the brother's Kane took the songs that would have made up the next Bedhead album and enlisted the aid of Chris Brokaw(Come, Codiene,Pullman) and MikeDonofrio(Saturnine). The resulting combination of musicians and songs broardens the scope of Bedhead's sound and then some. From the rambling snare drums that announce "Half a Day", the New Year take full advantage of the strenghts of their members. The Kane's lay down intricae gutiar patterns(with Matt adding sleepy vocals), Donofrio chimes in with melodic basslines, while Brokaw keeps the beat with a slightly peppier version of the minimalistic drum style he perfected with Codiene.

    Though it's still earlier in the year the Newness Ends is setting the bar high for the rest of the compettion. Though at time reminsenient to Joy Divsion,Televsion and Luna the New Year have made a record that not only holds up to repeated listenings, but gets better each time.

    Written By: Paul B.