Bad Sports have dropped a new video for the track, “Don’t Deserve Love,” off their recent Dirtnap Records LP,Constant Stimuation.The video shows a drunken night for a sad bastard kind of character that aptly fits the title of the video and, naturally, the anthem of the song. It’s a punk ripper with a catchy chorus that you’ll be singing along to in no time. I will warn fellow Austinites– this video may feel all too familiar to you or remind you of someone you know or maybe last night out on 12th Street (hopefully not).
Bad Sports are kicking off a good sized US tour with a night at Hotel Vegas on March 27, you know, after that SXSW thing is done.
While most of the ATH crew is out having fun at ACL for weekend two, RayRay is here with more new tunes from our friends Bad Sports. Having already heard new single “Don’t Deserve Love” it was clear that the boys could still bring the sweet rock pain to your ears. Now with this new single and title track from the upcoming album, “Constant Stimulation”, it is again confirmed that Bad Sports are still creating unique punk rock music with their own spin to it. Once again, welcome back gents.
Bad Sports will release Constant Stimulation on October 29th via Dirtnap Records.
It’s hard to pin down Bad Sports, as all their members are incredibly active in various other ventures. But, they’re back with their first album since 2016, and the first single is this huge anthemic power rocker. The band seem to have shred a little bit of their punk rock bravado, though that might just be this song; in lieu of that change, the band’s natural hooks seem to be all the more prominent…especially if you take those gang vocals that round out the song’s close. Whatever they’re doing, I’m always listening, so I’m excited to see that Constant Stimulation will be out via Dirtnap Records on October 29th.
While we’ve long been fans of Bad Sports (and that’s not changing), I think this is the heaviest or hardest hitting track the group have released. It makes sense too, seeing as the group is comprised of members of Video and OBN IIIs. It’s as if the vocals on this tune were geared to incite a riot, almost barked out as orders, rather than sung. Personally, I’m in love with the bass line in this tune, bouncing quickly along to the pace of the guitar work; listen for the nice guitar solo too near the 2 minute mark. Want some rock n’ roll? Can’t get better than this…look for their new Living With Secrets EP via Dirtnap Records real soon!
A few weeks ago, Bad Sports dropped this single, promoting their newest effort for Dirtnap Records. We’ve long supported the Austin/Denton group, and this track is the perfect example of their strengths. They make simple statements with their lyrics, added a pounding rhythm then Orville and Daniel’s vocals give the impression that this is rock n’ roll meant for a huge stadium. Anthemic rock n’ roll only succeeds if you mean it, and if you’ve caught they various acts these guys are involved in (Radioactivity, OBN IIIs, Video), then you know no one means it more.
The opening lines of this Video track had me completely fooled; I thought I had died and gone to a prog-rock heaven (or hell in my case). But, just be patient, as the group kicks in with their angst-laden rock n’ roll in a matter of moments, pushing quickly to the track’s finish. There’s definitely some lineage to members’ other acts like Wiccans, Radioactivity or Bad Sports, but you should instead focus on how infectious yet hard-edged this new tune feels. Look for their album, The Entertainers, to hit the streets on October 30th via Third Man Records.
Monday nights are usually reserved for tame evenings at home, but with Australia’s Royal Headache blowing into town, there would be no such night. We were treated to their set, as well as that of local favorites Jonly Bonly and semi-locals, Bad Sports.
Read on for words and photos from B. Gray.
It’s pretty hard to pick a show of the week when the week is just getting started, but seriously, if you miss this show you’re going to regret it for the rest of the night. One of our favorite local acts, Jonly Bonly is opening up, followed by their friends and rock n’ roll trio Bad Sports. I’d go to a show to see both of those bands alone, but Royal Headache is coming! They’re an Aussie act, so you never know when you’ll be able to catch them. But, they’re also blowing in to support their new LP, High (WYR?). It’s the perfect blend of soul and post-punk, and the energy from Shogun on stage is something you won’t wanna miss. Please please come hang out. Doors are at 8 PM.
After just doing a quick search on ATH, I’m seeing that we started posting about Brooklyn based indie-pop band Miniboone almost 5 years ago. The band takes a simple approach to songwriting with their catchy pop melodies and all around fun vibe to their songs. This new song, “Basic Song”, is yet another track that will prove hard to resist unless you flat out hate energetic and fun pop music. Check it out.
New album entitled Bad Sports is due out April 20th on Ernest Jenning Record Co.
With all the year end list hoopla, we’ve been slacking a little bit on our show previews, so I wanted to make sure you knew about he goings-on this weekend in our fair city. The weather’s just nice enough to entice you to get out of your house, and who knows, you might even find yourself a new favorite band to love. So, without further ado…here’s your Austin Weekend Show Spotlight. Read more