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.

Track Six – “Grifter’s Life”!

This song goes back almost to the beginning of the band and definitely has more of our “classic” sound to it than the other tracks on the record. It’s taken almost a decade to commit the song to record but we’ve finally done it. This one is always a hit live and you can see why. Music to drunkenly stomp around to. Hope you dig it.

We’re less than two weeks away from release day and this is the second to last track that we’ll be previewing prior to the release date. On Tuesday, September 9th, we’ll be offering a special iTunes pre-sale where you can purchase the album early and it will automatically be downloaded into your iTunes library on Tuesday, September 16. Check back on the 9th for the link to that pre-sale.

Also, be sure to pick up tickets to the CD Release party here. They’re going fast.