Busy Beds – “Convincing”


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Busy Beds is the project of Tyler Agnew, also of Everyday Life and Blue Plutos. The project’s new EP, The Internet is the Real World, veers in an entirely new direction — one where ethereal soundscapes and lush samples are incorporated. Like Everyday Life or Blue Plutos there’s an incorporation of serene folk-minded acoustics, but Busy Beds seems to be more embracing of the electronic side. “Convincing” is beautifully haunting and ethereal with its sweeping synth pad, trickling arpeggios, and theatrical female vocal samples, while “Winter Beach (In Summer), 1972” is somehow able to concoct a soundscape akin to its namesake (both tropical and icy simultaneously) with its prickly key lead. “Second Modern” is also impressive, with a warbly psych-pop adjustment reminiscent of today’s Todd Rundgren appreciators like Toro y Moi.

Stream the excellent three-track EP below:

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