Happiest of New Year’s from The Bad Things

What a year 2014 was!

We  played with some great bands like El Radio Fantastique, The Dolomites, Chervona, Rattletrap Ruckus, Lone Madrone, The Mongrel Jews, Gigantor, The Gloria Darlings, Baby Gramps, Bakelite 78, Danbert Nobacon and too many more to mention. We lost our dear friend Daniel Adam Driskill (RIP), we released our 4th full-length CD to rave reviews, finally got back to Portland and played Tacoma and Seabrook for the first time, had our biggest and baddest Cabaret Macabre yet and went on indefinite hiatus for the first time in 12 years.

In fact, here’s a little video from this year’s Cabaret Macabre. This is us performing “Drunken Doughboy” with our longtime dancer friend and co-conspirator Miss J9 Fierce.

We hope to be back in action at some point in 2015 but to all our dear friends and fans, thanks for all the support and love. It’s been a hell of a year and here’s to many more.

cheers,

The Bad Things

P.S. Seattlites, if you still want to see some Bad Things in action, be sure to check out our member’s other projects: Bakelite 78, Low Hums, L’Orchestre D’Incroyable and Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and her White Boy Band. All well worth your time.

Holiday Bad Things Deals!

Gruss_vom_KrampusIn honor of the holiday season we are offering, for one day only, $5 downloads of our most recent release “After the Inferno”! This deal ends tonight at midnight so pick yourself up a download on our Bandcamp page.

Also, from today until December 3rd, CD Baby is offering one cent shipping on all physical CD orders. This includes international shipping! Perfect time to pick up a copy of your favorite Bad Things album for that special someone. Just head over here.

Vote for “After the Inferno” As A 2014 Favorite

2014_top903_blog-300x199Local Seattle radio station KEXP 90.3 FM has their listeners vote for their top 90.3 albums of the year every year and it’s time to place your vote for The Bad Things!

Apparently, they didn’t get the multiple copies of “After the Inferno” that were sent to the station, but no fear, they have an option to write in a vote, so be sure to include “After the Inferno” in your year-end favorites.

Other suggestions to Bad Things fans: check out The Bad Things’ banjo player’s  other band Low Hums, who are on the list as well. The put out a great LP this year entitled “Charm” and we encourage you all to vote for that as well.

Cast your vote NOW!

See Ya’ll Soon!

Well, Cabaret Macabre was a smashing success full of incredible music, dancing, costumery, debaucherous activities of all sort, perfect….perfect.

An appropriate send-off for a well-needed rest. We announced on Facebook and at the show but we will be going on hiatus for an indefinite period of time while we recharge, relax and focus on other things. We have no doubt we’ll be back, just not sure when at the moment. May be six months, may be longer.

We’ll still update the site as we got tons of live tracks, unreleased tracks, videos, anecdotes and lord knows what else that we can share. Stay tuned for the next show! Bad Things out.

P.S. Here are some fan photos from our set at Cabaret Macabre. Enjoy!

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Photo by Eric D. Roest

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Photo by Emiliana Chavez

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Photo by Eric D. Roest

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Photo by Emilana Chavez

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Photo by Eric D. Roest

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Photo by Genevieve DuPuy

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Photo by Emiliana Chavez

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Photo by Genevieve DuPuy

“After the Inferno” Out Now!

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We are pleased as hell to announce the release of our fourth full-length CD “After the Infeno” available on Silent City Records at the following outlets:

Online

Knick Knack Records

CD Baby

Bandcamp (Download only)

iTunes (Download only)

Seattle Area 

Silver Platters (SoDo, Northgate and Bellevue locations)

Georgetown Records (Georgetown)

Easy Street Records (West Seattle)

Sonic Boom Records (Ballard)

Or, at our CD Release Party this Friday, September 19 at Columbia City Theater with The Gloria Darlings opening up the mainstage at 10pm and The Mongrel Jews getting things going out in the Bourbon Bar at 9pm. Get your tickets here now as they’re going fast!

The band will also congregate in the Bourbon Bar after our set to hear a closing set from The Mongrel Jews and to sell and sign CD’s and merch in addition to kinoodling with our adoring fans. Come out and say hi.

Enjoy the new album! It’s been a long time coming.

“Death of the Inferno” – Final Preview Until Release Day!

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Well folks, here it is! The final track and the final preview from After the Inferno, our classic show closer “Death of the Inferno”. We always wanted to re-record this one since it’s changed musically and collected so much more meaning over the last decade of playing it live. I think this version finally captures the intensity of the live performances.

It also features guest vocals from Bill and Melissa from the late great Bat Country, Emma and Devon of Gunstreet Glory and Robert Rial of Bakelite 78. An honor to have such great voices on our album. Truly.

The positive press keeps rolling in. Morton Shlabtonik from Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express said: “The Bad Things are an Americana group with a particular perspective, which includes conjuring ghosts of the city’s militant past—a place that outsiders from old weird America called home. Recorded with stringed acoustic instruments, accordion, gently brushed drums and even a softly intoned trumpet here and there, The Bad Things bring a contemporary sensibility to folk music.”

And the Midwest Book Review said: “After the Inferno…treads the tenuous border between love and destruction. Songs resonate with a touch of sadness for the tragedies of the past, but also build upon renewed hope for the future. Intense and powerful, After the Inferno reflects resilience, perseverance, and remembrance. “

Release day’s on Tuesday! If you live in Seattle you can get physical copies at Georgetown Records, Sonic Boom, Easy Street and all Silver Platters locations (SoDo, Northgate and Bellevue). If you’re outside of Seattle you can get it at our CD Baby Music Store, via iTunes or on Knick Knack Records‘ website.

Or you can buy it directly from us at our CD Release Party at the Columbia City Theater next Friday. Get tickets now ’cause they’re going quick.