Sophomore effort from the Wichita, Texas, slowcore masters. Originally issued in 1996 on King Coffey’s Trance Syndicate label, Beheaded is a dark and brooding affair. The braided, triple guitar attack of brothers Matt and Bubba Kadane and Tench Coxe is more reflective than bracing, each note simultaneously sustaining and building. The rhythm section of drummer Trini Martinez and bassist Kris Wheat breath effortlessly along, anxious only for more space.
“Beheaded was such a quiet record out of necessity. I was living in a small apartment. Some of the songs I did are really quiet with no drums because I couldn’t think of anything to do, we couldn’t practice, and I didn’t want to wake up the neighbors. It’s a definite case of environment affecting the creative process.”—Matt Kadane
"Rough-edged and daydreaming rather than polished and gleaming. Bedhead toy with sonic isolation, building into ponderous crescendos and lounging about with some deliciously swooning guitars"—NME