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The Lovely Bad Things (Dan)

March 20, 2013


The Lovely Bad Things hail from La Mirada, CA where they live in the “Lovely Bad Pad”- a converted suburban garage and the site of legendary backyard punk shows. The group recently released The Late Great Whatever (Volcom Entertainment), their first full length after a series of cassette and EP releases, including one on the trend setting Burger Records (Ty Segall, Hunx And His Punx, King Tuff, etc).

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact sound of The Lovely Bad Things. It’s definitely garage rock, but not the punk variety that features thrashy songs under two minutes. They put a California spin on it to come up with their own unique and catchy flavor. It’s more of a dreamy garage pop with a sense of humor. Add a dose of The Pixies’ quiet/load transitions with boy/girl vocal exchanges and you have The Lovely Bad Things. If you’re a fan of bands such as Male Bonding, Vivian Girls, and the Dum Dum Girls then you need to give The Late Great Whatever a listen. Same goes for Pixies fans, which I assume is anyone reading these words right now.

:The Lovely Bad Things – Hear Or Anywhere:
:The Lovely Bad Things – Fried Eyes:

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