Speaking as a chick blogger, what really is it with us ladies always fallin’ for the bad ones? Well, who gives a shit…if you fall for the “bad” ones, then brace yourself for a little heat from the Bad Suns. I’ve known these dudes for a while now and I’ve kept wondering when they’d begin to break out and brighten up the ears of my fellow, starving music hounds. I’m pleased to say that it now seems to be that they are successfully shedding some melodious luminescence all across southern California.
The video posted above is for the band’s rising single, “Cardiac Arrest”. This track came in at number 5 this week and last, on KROQ’s Locals Only show, but Bad Suns has rocked that chart for months now. They’ve been swimming in and out of multiple spots, including, of course, the coveted top 5. Back in March, they even hit the number 1 spot twice. If you don’t know of Locals Only, it’s basically a weekly playlist, put out by KROQ, highlighting singles from the best LA local alternative rock acts on the ascent. Among the more well-known appearances on it, the station has included acts such as Local Natives, Capital Cities, PAPA, The Neighborhood, Cold War Kids, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and many other enchanting artists.
Anyways, this fresh-faced band has that kind of pop rock you blare from your speakers at the start of an inexplicably exciting night on the town, one of those nights where you don’t exactly know all the places you’ll go, but you got that gut feeling that it’ll all be fucking awesome. The music packs a heavy punch and a sweet kiss all at the same time. How could it not with a lyric like, “like cardiac arrest, high voltage in her lips”….tempting, no?
I just recently caught their show at the Troubadour on June 7th. The place was packed and everyone either had their hands swaying with a drink, or their bodies twisting and turning on the floor. The energy that their live shows create really is electric, warming, and alluring, like the sun coming out in the dead of night. The songs are blood-pumping, starry-eyed anthems with a surreptitiously enticing twist for the young at heart with nowhere to go and everything to desire, played to drift you away from your troubles, at least for a set.
I’ve been told the band is working on an EP, which will hopefully be out by the end of the summer. They’re playing a few shows in California coming up over the summer as well. They’ll be hitting the beloved Troubadour again on July 24th. Be sure to catch ‘em while you can. I hope the best for these guys, and you should too. Get FB official with ‘em HERE.