Released on Friday 17 June 2022.
For fans of Mutemath, Nine Inch Nails, Chelsea Wolfe
Having decided to focus exclusively on albums and EPs on this blog and deleted all previous posts, I was sent “Funeral Dress” by Cedars and … well, I enjoyed it so much, here it is.
This is a story of Light and Shadow.
There are parts of us that we show the world and Shadows inside of us that we often silence or ignore. We push away certain parts of our experience – trauma, pain, addiction, abandonment. But, when we’re willing to face those pieces of who we are, they have so much to teach us.
Our Shadows are always with us, waiting to be acknowledged and accepted. These hidden parts of us are often home to energy and wisdom that’s trapped, suppressed and denied.
Integrating our Shadows is part of pursing wholeness…it all belongs.
May we all sit down and have tea with our demons.
Cedars is an electronic rock band from central Texas whose music incorporates the DIY ethos of bands like The Pixies and PJ Harvey, the haunting atmospheres of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, along with the infectious grooves of MuteMath.
Cedars is more than just a band: it is a vision of community, a community driven by the idea that beauty can save the world. Led by longtime friends Sandeigh Kennedy and Drew Heaton, they blend industrial and organic textures, drawing together disparate elements to marry complex sonic landscapes with compelling stories. Gritty synths and wispy vocals; hard hitting beats and delicate textures are the tools they use to tell powerful, authentic stories that explore truth and beauty.
And this is beautiful. The song pulsates with a wistful beauty, the bass guitar slides and throbs while the rest of the instrumentation swirls above it. I could listen to this on repeat for hours.
More like this please. I’d be keen to check out their
Review score: 90%
MDPR contacted me inviting me to preview Cedars’ most recent single. I have no connections to either promoter or band. I’m not being paid to review this.