BEDTIMEMAGIC are stoked to unleash a lyric video for “Long Kiss Goodnight,” off their new Pillow Talk album out November 8 via Nefarious Industries.

Nicholas Pentabona offers, “Of all the songs on this LP, ‘Long Kiss Goodnight’ is the most difficult to discuss. ‘Warm Milk’ is about my struggles with body image and food. We wrote ‘Snore Snore Snorer’ after hearing some asshole prattle on about how great their life was going … clearly full of shit.

“But songs are about whatever you want them to be about. They’re written with a specific concept in mind, true, but who am I to say that whatever a person hears in the final product isn’t equally as valid? Besides, we always get the meaning of things wrong, anyway. People think ‘Ace of Spades’ has some deeper message, but it’s just about how Lemmy likes to play video poker on those machines at bars. Likewise, ‘Closing Time’ was about the birth of Dan Wilson’s son. Who the fuck knows?”

Pillow Talk, keeping with BEDTIMEMAGIC craft, is a quadruple entendre. There’s the classic definition: things spoken intimately to another person behind closed doors, in private, in bed. There’s a common usage: things we say that we don’t necessarily mean in order to bolster another person or convince them to go along with something. There’s a third meaning: Talking about sleep and sleepin’ equipment, rituals. Duh. And a fourth, which is using conversation, language, and dialogue as a cushion. A cushion for what, though? To comfort? To soften? Or to create distance between each other? Or none of the above?”

Preorder the record here. 


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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