The Vibrating Beds Sing the Blues

The Vibrating Beds Sing the Blues
The Vibrating Bed's debut seven-inch, "What You Do to Me," proved that the Winnipeg trio's songwriting chops were already heads and shoulders above their garage rock peers'. Sing the Blues further separates them from the pack by displaying their range. Opener "Six Eight" (a reference to the song's time signature) is a slow burning torch song showcasing singer Jenna Diubaldo's surprisingly powerful voice, which it turns out, is as capable of delivering pain and loss as it is barn-storming rock'n'roll. B-sides "Baby" and "Let Me Be" follow more in line with the group's debut, failing to disappoint. Sounding tough as nails, the Vibrating Beds have been on a slow and steady roll over the last year or so. Hopefully a full-length will emerge sometime soon to better announce their presence on the Canadian music scene. (Transistor 66)