Published Nov 07, 2014For all the glowing reviews Bedhead received in their heyday, the Dallas slowcore band are almost exclusively left out of the "great indie rock of the '90s" conversation. Thanks to reissue label Numero Group (who have recently released similar collections for Codeine and Unwound), a new generation of record collectors get to discover the cult of Bedhead. Released as a sprawling 45-track box set, Bedhead 1992-1998 contains all three of the band's LPs alongside 17 non-album tracks and a gorgeous 40-page booklet.
Remastered from their original tapes and released on vinyl for the first time this century, Bedhead's three LPs provide the listener with a time capsule into the '90s workmanlike music scene that influenced groups from Mogwai to Beach House, while the singles and EP tracks show the introverted band at their loosest, including "Bedside Table," one of the band's most rocking tracks and a cover of the Stranglers' "Golden Brown." For both Bedhead fans and casual record collectors, Bedhead 1992-1998 is a fascinating (and comprehensive) look into one of indie rock's great forgotten acts. (Numero Group)