The Memories, “In Your Bed”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 07.22.14 in Listen to This

The Byrds on a budget, Portland band The Memories (who share members with White Fang) specialize in gently-sailing jangle-pop with soft vocals and softer hearts. Witness “In Your Bed”: after running through a list of how other people spend their time — talking too much, crying, sitting and wondering why — they announce their simple intention, singing, “Girl all I wanna do is lay with you in your bed.” The instrumentation is barely there and the fidelity is cloudy, but the song’s sweet, simple melody is irresistible.