Howling frontman and Nick Cave look-a-like Rex Marshall has been so busy with his retro garage soul outfit The Reservations lately (the band plays PDX Pop Now! tonight) that I was starting to wonder on the status of his synth doom soul project Mattress. Marshall started the haunting, yet danceable project back in 2006, but rarely moved it out of the basements the way The Reservations have.
So it's a joy to learn that Mattress is alive and well, preparing for a scorching summer tour on the East Coast, and unveiling a brand new video for the desolate dial-up tones of "Forget My Name." Directed by Sean Whiteman, it's a welcome return from Mattress and an inciting preview of Marshall's forthcoming album, details of which will be coming soon.