Album Of The Week: Mystic Truth By Bad Suns

THE WHO: Bad Suns THE WHAT: Mystic Truth (Epitaph Records) THE WHY: Youth and young man/womanhood can be perilously tricky things but for two full-length albums (Language & Perspective and Disappear Here) Bad Suns have always managed to make the common angst of those conditions sound and feel as balmy as a top-down cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s […]

Bad Suns

Having only formed in 2012, it almost seems as if Los Angeles quartet Bad Suns skipped those awkward “teenage” band years of being more mediocre than not and sprang forth fully formed. After releasing the single “Cardiac Arrest” in 2013, Chris Bowman (vox, guitar), Miles Morris (drums), Gavin Bennett (bass) and Ray Libby (guitar) more than delivered on the promise […]

“Disappear Here” By Bad Suns

The Who: Bad Suns (Los Angeles, CA) The What: “We wanted to capture the emotion of a crossroads in life being suddenly interrupted by the ground collapsing beneath your feet,” says Bad Suns frontman, Christo Bowman, of their current single, “Disappear Here.” It’s the propulsive title track of the LA foursome’s forthcoming sophomore album (due out September 16th on Vagrant Records) […]

Language & Perspective By Bad Suns

Bad Suns | Language & Perspective | Rating: 8.1 /11 | If Bad Suns have one thing going for them, it’s that they’ve just proven themselves more than ready and able to bottle and sell a perfectly produced musical aesthetic. Now if that sounds like a dig against the Southern California indie rockers, trust that it’s not. In their disarmingly short […]

Royal Blood @ Troubadour

Royal Blood | The Troubadour (Los Angeles, CA) | September 29, 2014 | The Brighton, UK gents Michael Kerr (vox, bass), Ben Thatcher (drums), the ball cap and leather jacket now widely known as Royal Blood have a pretty good thing going here in Los Angeles. Since their rather meteoric rise across the pond after a mere two years in […]

Sunset Strip Music Fest 2011 Artist Profile: Jordan Cook

Jordan Cook… …is a guy who stunned the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland during a jam session with BB King and Van Morrison. He was 15. …at the age of 17, stepped in for an AWOL Aretha Franklin at a House of Blues show in Florida and performed an entire set with her band. It went very well. …blew the […]

Songs of the Week: A Punishing Music Roundup

It’s Friday, January 18th, lovelies, and that means two very important things: 1) Frank Castle is back and bringing the carnage because season 2 of Marvel’s The Punisher has hit Netflix in all of its beautiful brutality, and 2) giddy up for a musical roundup of quality Songs of the Week and artists for your discovery. Such as the straight […]