Sunday, July 26, 2015

"Space Waste" Video - The Lovely Bad Things - 7" Single with "Always Lazy"

Southern Californian Punk pop rockers The Lovely Bad Things premiered the video for "Space Waste" via Impose Magazine recently. The track is the A side of their artfully rendered 7" single offered up to the public at their release show at the Smell on June 26th with the remaining supply available through the merch section of their website:

Shot by the band's friends at the iconic Pappy & Harriet's Pioneer Town honkytonk near Joshua Tree in California (while opening up for Best Coast) it is an unpretentious fun home movie. Controlled feedback guitar fuzziness ride a bottom heavy bass bounce and a mid-tempo drum beat as emotional melodies add to the punch. The production is thick and powerful but not overproduced which I think their fans will appreciate. Hearing the produced studio versions of any band's songs that you love and have heard live can be a dicey thing especially with genres like proto-punk and garage rock which is inherently at it's core has a raw sound even if the songs are well crafted. The Lovely Bad Things and their production team have managed to capture and amp up their live sound on these recordings by bringing out the detail (nuances and hard edges) without over producing. Kudos to the band and Jonny Bell's (of Jazz Cats studio) production who also engineered with Sonny Diperri (who also mixed), Carl Saff's mastering and John Youngman as executive producer.

I truly hope the band are able to release a video for the B side as well (Always Lazy).  Both songs are streaming now (see links below from The Lovely Bad Things Twitter Feed). Awesome!
Robb Donker