Adult-disoriented-rock-love/hate-core three piece from Zagreb, Croatia, comes of age as a quartet, embracing new synthesizer sounds to follow up their acclaimed debut "Vacation Freeze". For fans of classics like Daddy's Teddybears, Glaxxo Glance, Fruits of The Gloom and Midnight Blood.
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Released September 22, 2017
Bedrooms was recorded, produced and mixed in the summer and fall of 2016 by Mark Mrakovčić and (the) Lesser Men. Brane played the drums and percussion while Denis was on bass. In the other room, with Mark at the board, Neven played guitars and Lesser M. Basic played the synth (and harmonica on Never Tell). Then they did some guitar overdubs. Mark suggested they should use harmonium to stress some synth parts. Lesser M. Basic tried it out and it finished on more than a couple songs. When it came to singing, they drank red wine and it went out well. Lesser M. Basic did most of it, Neven sang about the summer that's gone adding some backing vocals while he was at it. They called up their old friend and additional bandmate Vatroslav to do the harmonies. Mark had the last say, sometimes pitch machine too, and then he wailed as well, on the final song of the album. Maybe even Matija H. ended up in that cycle somewhere.
Finally, Mark started his famous 'mix in master' procedure as they kept pushing for more reverb and less cymbals. He was reluctant at first, but then he gave up for this to be the final mix. All songs are credit to Hearmyloss music except Summer’s Gone and (Take me to) Damask. They are by (The) Lesser Men. Album cover photo belongs to Vatroslav, back photo, and album design was done by Brane.
We, (The) Lesser Men, hereby thank our greater women (Leni, Natalija, Sandra and Višnja), our wannabe manager-come-photo-videoperson Mr. Lame Oh, former/forever director Matija Habijanec, Mr. No-bandmate Vatroslav Miloš, young Jakov for the amp(eg), Ivan Jakić for previously recording, synth picking and discount logistics, Mladi Vlado for ever supporting us to rehearse more and all of you who helped in one way or another...
|A3||This Won't Hurt (Long Enough To Cry)|
|B1||Useless Men Think-Tank|
|B2||(Take Me To) Damask|
|Genre||Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Adult Disoriented Rock|
|Publisher||Geenger Records, Ammonite Records|
|Artwork||Vatroslav & Brane|
|Link za preslušavanje||https://thelessermen.bandcamp.com/album/bedrooms|
Geenger Records is an independent record label based in Zagreb (Croatia), and is a part of Citizens’ Association for Culture (GOKUL) from Zabok. The label was established in 2009 by experienced music enthusiasts and scene participants, some of which were also the founding members of Moonlee Records, a notable indie label based both in Croatia and Slovenia.
From the very beginnings of our work, we think of music publishing as the basic and most direct way to stimulate musical creativity in young artists, so we decided to promote good music which is, unfortunately, still unevenly represented in (or generally ignored by) Croatian mediasphere. The label is, regardless of all genre and regional constraints, in a constant search for bands which, given the quality of their music and the ideas they promote, differ from the average selection on the scene. We constantly collaborate with bands and individuals who actively participate in shaping of social climate, either by supporting various NGOs, or other social organizations with whose objectives they identify.
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In Croatia, besides Geenger Records, our sister label Moonlee Records and a handful of individuals, such initiatives are basically still nonexistent, so we can safely say that we are, at the moment, one of the very few record labels / marketing agencies that are narrowly specialized in working with lesser known artists. We see our role in creating better conditions for young bands, so they may reach concert promotion, media coverage and wider audience more easily. By doing so, we help them achieve their full creative potential, while maintaining complete control over their autorship and every other aspect of their work.
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