Lovely Bad Things – I Just Want You To Go Away
LOVELY BAD THINGS
“I Just Want You To Go Away”
(Burger Records, 2017)
LP/CD/CS OUT 8/25/17
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. Surrounded and influenced by their longstanding tight-knit group of friends, they’ve built their upcoming 2017 album Teenage Grown Ups as an honest and personal depiction of the existential crises that 20-somethings face during young adulthood. The music obsessed Lovely Bad Things’ sound falls within the realm of Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., Weezer and the like, and the range of influences in the eclectic array of catchy tracks on Teenage Grown Ups is an element you crave in a band to keep you excited for what they’ll release next. 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.