Burger Records recently release a new EP from Lovely Bad Things called Homebodied, and now the band is back with their sophomore LP, Teenage Grownups (out August 25th on Burger Records). Check out the video for the title track below….
The legend of Lovely Bad Things began in an eerily boring town called La Mirada which is nestled between Los Angeles and Orange County, a fitting place for a band to find solace in music. Brothers Camron (guitar, vocals) and Brayden Ward (drums, vocals) met Lauren Curtius (guitar, vocals), Tim Hatch (guitar) and Wesley Baxter (bass) during their formative years, and joined forces to create a perfect blend of the most infectiously resonant aspects of their alternative and punk predecessors.
Lovely Bad Things offer a wild and humorous stage presence while effortlessly shredding the musical prowess they’ve spent the past 8 years cultivating. At one of their shows you’re likely to be struck by Lauren’s distinctly beautiful and powerful voice, Brayden’s vehemently dynamic drumming, the solid and smooth bass of Wesley, and the mind melting trio of guitars shoved forever in your head by Tim, Camron and Lauren. They’ve played countless house shows and local venues, embarked on several cross-country solo tours, as well as with Best Coast and Diarrhea Planet, and have performed festivals including FYF, SXSW and Primavera Sound.
The music obsessed Lovely Bad Things’ sound falls within the realm of Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., Weezer and the like. Lovely Bad Things meticulously craft and distribute their music with a respectable DIY ethos. All album artwork and merch are made from scratch by Brayden, and each member of the band contributes in songwriting and multi-instrumentation. Their hard work puts a giant emphasis on the Grown Ups end, while their hilarious and charmingly chaotic energy screams Teenage. Whether you’re in your own young confusion searching for music to make you feel like you’re not alone, a music snob who has a pessimistic outlook on anything post 90’s, or simply a lover of music, Lovely Bad Things should be in heavy rotation.
Praise For Lovely Bad Things
“The boy-girl vocal exchange that powers this rambunctious quartet’s infectious songs is positively Frank and Kim (Pixies), but the playful humor and slackerly vibes are their own, making the band’s music an enticing addition to the conversation.” – SPIN
“The band’s live energy defines them, with a garage influence comparable to Burger Records graduates King Tuff and Ty Segall and a first single that could be the best cover of the Pixies ever if the Pixies had written the song.” – Paste
“If you take the energy of any of the aforementioned acts (Black Keys, Ty Segall and King Tuff), combine it with an optimistic pop charm and a LA-worthy pop culture obsession, you should have a good idea about Lovely Bad Things” – Ad Hoc
“…an homage to 90s rock with ragged riffs, crashing cymbals, and tragic lyrics inspired by the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr.” – Nylon
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