Bad History Month Releases “The Nonexistent Distance” from Forthcoming LP on Exploding In Sound Records

Bad History Month Releases “The Nonexistent Distance” from Forthcoming LP on Exploding In Sound Records

Bad History Month has released a new song from Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration of Pessimysticism (see Stereogum debut)…

Listen/Post: “The Nonexistent Distance”

Stereogum says “Where (“Being Nothing”) found a sense of humanistic freedom in its existential musings, “The Nonexistent Distance” is firmly planted in the nausea phase of that epiphany: “Buried in each exhalation/ My body is a grave/ And as I survive/ Am I just a slave/ Cells eat the air I feed them/ They multiply and I age.” The music behind Bean is both beautiful and ominous, a spidery guitar figure working itself up into a bluesy lather before slowly receding into the night.”

Dead and Loving It was written and performed by Sean Bean and Friends. Recorded by Mark Fede (Fat History Month) at Bobby Hobby’s Lobby and mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering. Artwork by Adric Giles. Additional engineering/instrumentation provided by Fede, Giles, Colby Nathan and Greg Hartunian (Dimples), Dan Angel, Bone, Nick Wiedeman, and Jesse Heasly. The record is due out on November 3rd via Exploding In Sound Records.

“These songs are about helping yourself feel better about being alive by using your imagination to: envision and experience your own inevitable death; attempt to fathom the meaning-destroying vastness of time and space; embrace the resulting joy, freedom, and empathy that arise from the knowledge that it’s all meaningless. If the last album was a Tragedy and the previous one was a Comedy, this one is a Self-Help Book.” says Bean.

He adds “When I started writing these songs I knew surprisingly few dead people. In the course of the last three years, I lost three more people who were very close to me. It doesn’t change my mind. I don’t feel bad saying “Dead and Loving It”, because it’s not about laughing at or diminishing the pain and terror of mortality. By encouraging an outlook of “Dead and Loving It” I’m attempting to flip the horrors of existence and nonexistence into a light hearted Buddha Jesus-y forgiveness of ourselves and the rest of the sad lunatics destroying the world one breath at a time.”

Tour Dates:

09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Pile & Longface

10/13 – Chicago, IL @ Peanut Gallery w/ Shaina Hoffman, Health & Beauty (solo) & Deadbeat

10/14 – Pittsburgh, PA

11/04 – Rollinsford, NH @ Sue’s w/ Paper Castles & more

11/08 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East w/ Pile, Ovlov, & Longface

11/09 – Portland, ME @ Apahodion Theater

11/10 – CT w/ Longface

11/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Water From Your Eyes & Longface

11/12 – NJ w/ Longface

11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Longface

12/05 – Toronto, ON @ The Burdock

12/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel w/ Pile

Early Praise for Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration of Pessimysticism:

“Though his rickety, half-acoustic songs only periodically overlap with current trends in emo, Bad History Month’s Sean Bean subscribes to the genre’s self-help model of songwriting. Like many of the genre’s guiding lights, he believes that it’s not enough to make expressive music. It has to be constructive, too.” – Pitchfork

“In that, like the rest of the band’s work, “Being Nothing” is a message meant to be folded into a square, tucked into a pocket, and returned to in solitude during times of distress – only this time, BadHistory Month hopes it extends beyond the basement circuit, in order to help anyone struggling at large.” – NPR

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