Alternative / Alternative Rock / Post-Punk

Bēdu Brāļi – Ikdienas Dzīve

by Stephan Boissonneault

Bēdu Brāļi—pronounced Beh-doo-brah-lee—is a Latvian alt-rock three-piece that draws from post-punk and psychedelic rock and recently dropped their new single “Ikdienas Dzīve,” which is musically, a bit like the Osees meets the Chairs Missing era of Wire. The single is the first from the upcoming album, Lauskas, out on I Love You Records at a to-be-decided date. It’s a great and fuzzy driving song, but what really sticks is the music video, which could be on its way to an award for cinematography and story.

“Ikdienas Dzīve,” which translates to “Daily Life,” features the band attempting to sabotage their daily work life by drinking, eating a ridiculously huge sandwich, flirting with the buxom blonde secretary, and losing it on a photocopy machine. It’s a group of guys sick of the monotonous grind of modernity and daily life and deciding to rebel in the chaos. The colours pop during this video and there is a sort of vintage aesthetic to the whole thing with the taupe walls and archaic technology. While it sometimes feels like a sketch comedy parody of a British show like The IT Crowd paired with The Office, “Ikdienas Dzīve,” has an amazingly entertaining beginning, middle, and end.

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