anyone who comes here often know that the majority of the tunes i throw up here are electronica. every once and a while, something comes along that isn't the usual for us, but it's something we really enjoy.
here we have ohio based duo bad veins. can't believe it's just two guys. i listened to their debut (self-titled) LP this morning and it's one of those perfect albums to wake up to. great way to start the day. it's not the type of album where every track sounds the same. you know, one track will be chill, good to relax to, and the next track will be like "stop sitting around." there's also great mixtape potential: how do you represent your affections? buy their track found and put it on a mix for your crush.
musically, they have some similarities to arcade fire, shout out louds, the killers, and a little bit of the thrills thrown in for good measure. comparisons, but damn, they have their own flavor. a lot of unique arrangements and instrumentation.
good morning. here they combine one some of my favorite things: horns, synths and strings. always good.
hey, go to work, have a good day, ok?
also, guess what, they're touring:
We Were Promised Jetpacks / Bad Veins Schedule
2.11 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY (hey that's here!)
2.12 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
2.13 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
2.14 - The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
2.15 - The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn NY (that's here too!)
2.17 - Casbah @ The Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
2.18 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
2.19 - The End - Nashville, TN
2.20 - Maxine's Pub - Hot Springs, AR
2.21 - Hailey's - Denton, TX
i highly recommend the album, these two tracks are really just a taste. buy it here.