March 6, 2013 3 comments
Bad Suns is a four-piece indie band making sounds and words to provoke the body and mind. Members Chris Bowman, Miles Kottak, Gavin Bennett, Ray Libby make indie music, but “Cardiac Arrest” is more than just another alternative indie song. I’ll elaborate. As someone who grew up with an older brother (and largely believing that his music was always cooler and superior to mine), I often tagged along and sat in his room (with much resistance by him) and listened to his music. That music included alternative bands from Incubus and The Bravery to Chevelle (“The Red” was my jam). Bad Suns is the first band for me in a while to capture the nostalgic angst of my music from my high school years and blend that with my love for that tinged indie-drenched-electro-pop and everything in between from bands like SWIM DEEP to The Neighbourhood. And that part of the song that starts at the 1:44 mark? The song just cradles you there for a second in this perfect pocket of of “oohs” that is so magnetic, you can’t break away. It’s just so catchy. Stream “Cardiac Arrest” below and look out for more from these guys as word is they are currently working on their debut album and they are definitely ones to watch.
The band has already been featured by Kat Corbett on KROQ’s Locals Only on Sunday where you can vote for them as your favorite and follow them on SoundCloud to see more songs from Bad Suns as they are released.
High voltage in her lips, they catch me when I slip.