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Nov 17, 2014

Bad Suns Announce Winter Headline Tour

After extensive touring throughout 2014 in support of their debut album, Language & Perspective [iTunes], Bad Suns will be taking a short holiday break before hitting the road once again. Kicking off on January 24 at the El Rey in their hometown of Los Angeles, Bad Suns will spend the end of January and all of February on their first ever North American headlining tour. The first set of dates can be found below with tickets on sale Friday. All ticket links can be found HERE. More dates to be announced soon.

Bad Suns 2015 Headline Tour:
01/24/2015: Los Angeles CA- El Rey Theatre
01/25/2015: Santa Ana CA- The Observatory
01/27/2015: San Francisco CA- Great American Music Hall
01/29/2015: Portland OR- Hawthorne Theater
01/30/2015: Seattle WA- Neumos
01/31/2015: Vancouver BC- Electric Owl
02/02/2015: Salt Lake City UT- The Complex
02/03/2015: Aspen CO- Belly Up Aspen
02/04/2015: Denver CO- Larimer Lounge
02/06/2015: Kansas City MO- The Record Bar
02/07/2015: Minneapolis MN- Triple Rock Social Club
02/08/2015: Peoria IL- Limelight
02/09/2015: Chicago IL- Lincoln Hall
02/17/2015: Washington DC- Rock & Roll Hotel
02/19/2015: Columbia SC- Music Farm
02/20/2015: Atlanta GA- Vinyl
02/21/2015: Nashville TN- Exit In
02/25/2015: Austin TX- Stubbs JR
02/27/2015: Phoenix AZ- The Crescent Ballroom

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Nov 12, 2014

Bad Suns Premiere Powerful Video for "Salt" via MTV

Bad Suns are beyond pleased to share the powerful new video for their single "Salt," which was inspired by conversations between front-man Christo and a close friend experiencing gender dysphoria. Directed by award winning dancer, Daniel ‘Cloud’ Campos (appeared in Step Up 3D, The Uprising Begins and also directed Panic! At the Disco’s ‘This is Gospel’ and Paramore’s ‘Now’), the video uses powerful imagery and choreographed dance sequences to portray a transgender individual’s struggles with body image and identity and the journey through transition.

"As a band, our mission is to create art that evokes emotion. ‘Salt’ was written to universalize the idea of feeling trapped in the wrong body. As a band that had been fairly reserved in the past, we aim to make a statement with this music video. It is about the journey towards fulfillment and acceptance of oneself," says Christo. Watch the video and read the accompanying interview via MTV.

"Salt" appears on Bad Suns’ debut LP, Language & Perspective, which was released in June and available on iTunes. The band is currently on tour in the US in support of the release. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.

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Oct 14, 2014

Bad Suns Fall Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Bad Suns' North American fall tour with New Politics kicks off tonight! The tour begins at the 9:30 Club in DC before making its way across the entire country. Be sure to follow the guys on Instagram and Twitter for ticket giveaways and updates from the road. A full list of dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

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Aug 14, 2014

Junior Sanchez Vs. Bad Suns

Bad Suns recently teamed up with house music legend Junior Sanchez for a brand new take on the band's song "Salt." Sanchez puts the vocal against the backdrop of a funky, robotic baseline and coats the original in a new age disco veneer reminiscent of the years he first began DJing. The track is available now on iTunes and Beatport via Size Records. Check out the new animated video for it below.

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Aug 06, 2014

Bad Suns Last.fm Session

Bad Suns recently stopped by the Last.fm studios in NYC for an acoustic session and interview. Watch their performance of "Salt" below and check out the full piece HERE.

Bad Suns are currently on a run of US headline dates and summer festivals before kicking off their fall tour directly supporting New Politics in mid October. All upcoming dates can be found HERE.

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Jul 22, 2014

Sebastian Carter Remixes Bad Suns

Bad Suns have shared a new remix today for their song "We Move Like The Ocean" from 20-year-old Swiss producer Sebastian Carter. Sebastian puts a great chill-house spin on the track which is now a free download off the band's SoundCloud.

Bad Suns are currently on a run of US headline dates and summer festivals before kicking off their fall tour directly supporting New Politics in mid October. All upcoming dates can be found HERE.

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Jul 11, 2014

Bad Suns Cover Art Contest

We've launched a new Bad Suns contest with the fine people over at Urturn! Click HERE and you can create your own Language & Perspective cover art. The band will pick their favorite submission to win a copy of the album on vinyl and a signed 12x12 print. Create yours by Friday, July 25th and be sure to share it to Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win.

Bad Suns are currently on a run of US headline dates and summer festivals before kicking off their fall tour directly supporting New Politics in mid October. All upcoming dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

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Jun 24, 2014

Bad Suns Debut Album Language & Perspective Now Available on iTunes, Fall Tour Dates with New Politics Announced

Happy Bad Suns release day! The much-anticipated debut album, Language & Perspective, is available today on iTunes. Click HERE to preview and download. Comprised of eleven tracks and produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk), the new LP serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year. Language & Perspective will be available on July 1, 2014 at all other retailers.

2014 has been a busy year for Bad Suns. They recently wrapped up a successful tour directly supporting The 1975 and are currently on a headlining run of dates until the middle of September. With no signs of slowing down anytime soon, the guys have also just announced a North American run directly supporting New Politics that kicks off in mid October. All upcoming tour dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

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Jun 17, 2014

Bad Suns' Debut Album Language & Perspective Now Streaming via Billboard

Billboard is now streaming Bad Suns debut album Language & Perspective in its entirety! Click HERE to give the full LP a listen before it's released next week. Pre-order Language & Perspective on iTunes and you'll receive four tracks instantly.

Bad Suns kick off a run of US headline dates tonight with a sold out show at the Troubadour here in LA. Click HERE for all upcoming tour dates and ticket links.

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Jun 12, 2014

Bad Suns Premiere "We Move Like The Ocean" Lyric Video

Idolator has premiered the new lyric video for Bad Suns' track "We Move Like The Ocean"! Click HERE to check it out and read the interview with frontman Christo Bowman. The new song appears on Bad Suns' debut LP, Language & Perspective, available on iTunes on June 24th and everywhere else July 1st. Pre-order the album on iTunes now and get four tracks instantly.

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Jun 03, 2014

Bad Suns Release New Track "We Move Like The Ocean"

Bad Suns have shared a new track off their debut full-length, Language & Perspective! The track is titled “We Move Like The Ocean” and highlights the band’s ability to craft a pop anthem. Check it out on Hype Machine or listen below.

Comprised of eleven tracks and produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk), Language & Perspective serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year. The album will be available on iTunes on June 24th and everywhere else July 1st. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes and receive four tracks (‘We Move Like The Ocean,’ ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ ‘Transpose,’ and ‘Salt') now.

Bad Suns is currently on tour directly supporting The 1975 until the end of the week when they kick off a run of headlining shows in the US. A full list of dates can be found HERE.

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May 21, 2014

Bad Suns Premiere "Salt" In The Open Video

Bad Suns' acoustic performance of "Salt" from the In The Open sessions has just premiered on Vevo! Click HERE or below to check it out. The single-take performance was shot by Alexander Shahmiri in the hills of Topanga Canyon here in Los Angeles.

"Salt" appears on Bad Suns' debut album Language & Perspective due out June 24th. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes and receive "Salt," "Cardiac Arrest," and "Transpose" instantly. The band is currently wrapping up their last week of dates supporting The 1975 before kicking off a run of headline shows and summer festivals. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

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May 06, 2014

Bad Suns Announce Debut Album Language & Perspective, Available for Pre-Order Now

Los Angeles natives, Bad Suns, are pleased to announce the release of their debut album, Language & Perspective. Comprised of eleven tracks, Language & Perspective moves effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. The album will be available on iTunes on June 24th and everywhere else July 1st. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes now and receive three tracks instantly. Physical pre-order details will be announced shortly.

Produced by Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) Language & Perspective serves as a follow up to the band’s breakout debut EP Transpose, which hit streets earlier this year. In a short time since their inception, Bad Suns have performed the first single, ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ on Conan and the track is already fast approaching Top 20 at Alt Radio with a weekly audience of 1 million plus and building.

“It's pretty incredible what you can accomplish with time, work, and patience. Playing our songs to receptive audiences, across the country, has been surreal for us; it's what we've always dreamed of. We're excited for people to hear the album that we've made, and then come experience it in a live setting,” says frontman Christo Bowman. Bad Suns is currently on tour directly supporting The 1975 until the beginning of June when they kick off a run of headlining shows in the US. All upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

Language & Perspective Tracklist:
1. Matthew James
2. We Move Like The Ocean
3. Cardiac Arrest
4. Pretend
5. Take My Love and Run
6. Dancing on Quicksand
7. Salt
8. Transpose
9. Learn To Trust
10. Sleep Paralysis
11. Rearview

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Apr 22, 2014

Peter Thomas Remixes Bad Suns' "Salt"

Idolator has just premiered a slick new remix of Bad Suns' "Salt" from LA producer Peter Thomas! Thomas is best known for his work with Australian songstress Betty Who, and his new spin on the track can be heard HERE. The original song appears on the band’s debut EP Transpose, available now on iTunes for $2.67.

Bad Suns kicked off their North American tour supporting The 1975 at Club Nokia in LA last week. The tour runs through mid June and all upcoming dates can be found HERE.

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Apr 09, 2014

Bad Suns Perform on Conan

Bad Suns made their national television debut on last night's episode of Conan! Click HERE or below to watch their performance of "Cardiac Arrest." The track appears on the band’s debut EP Transpose, available now on iTunes for $2.67.

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Mar 31, 2014

Bad Suns Premiere In The Open Video for "Cardiac Arrest"

Bad Suns have released their new acoustic video for "Cardiac Arrest" from the In The Open sessions! The single-take performance was shot by Alexander Shahmiri at Point Dume in Malibu, CA. Click HERE to check it out or watch below.

Bad Suns are gearing up for two California dates with Fitz and the Tantrums this week before they take off on a full US tour as direct support for The 1975. A full list of tour dates can be found HERE.

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Mar 05, 2014

Bad Suns Announce North American Tour with The 1975, Premiere New Remix

Bad Suns have just announced that they will directly support The 1975 on the road this spring! The tour kicks off on April 16 in Los Angeles and routes across the country, wrapping up on June 5 in Baltimore before a headlining show in New York. Prior to The 1975 tour, Bad Suns will be playing multiple showcases in Austin at SXSW before playing two California shows with Fitz and the Tantrums. Click HERE for all upcoming tour dates.

Bad Suns have also just premiered a brand new remix of their track "Transpose" from NY producer and MS MR drummer NICITA. You can check out his percussive yet chill rework of the track via Earmilk or below. The original track appears on the band's debut EP of the same name, avaiable now on iTunes.

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Feb 18, 2014

WoodysProduce Remixes Bad Suns' "Cardiac Arrest"

LA producer WoodysProduce has remixed Bad Suns' single "Cardiac Arrest"! Click HERE or below to check out the new hip hop spin on the track. The original "Cardiac Arrest" appears on Bad Suns' debut EP, Transpose, available now on iTunes.

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Feb 07, 2014

Bad Suns Debut New Video for "Cardiac Arrest"

Bad Suns premiere their new video for "Cardiac Arrest" today via Teen Vogue! Click HERE to check it out or watch below. The clip was directed by Zack Sekuler and Daniel Iglesias aka ENDS and is the first official video for the SoCal quartet. "Cardiac Arrest" appears on Bad Suns' debut EP, Transpose, available now on iTunes.

The band has just announced two California shows supporting Fitz & The Tantrums in early April and more tour dates will be announced shortly. Info and ticket links can be found HERE.

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Jan 21, 2014

Bad Suns' Debut EP Transpose Available Now, iTunes New Artist Feature + Single of the Week

Bad Suns’ much anticipated debut EP, Transpose, is available nationwide today! Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing “the band’s sound- it’s the sort of rock that we just never get enough of: anthemic without being soulless, hard-driving while still having a heart.”- Nylon Magazine.

Bad Suns have been selected for the iTunes New Artist 2014 feature and additionally “Cardiac Arrest” is this week’s iTunes US Single of the Week. Click HERE to download the free track and purchase the EP.

The Southern California four-piece recorded Transpose in 2013 with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and it serves as a prelude to the debut full-length slated for 2014. Bad Suns is currently on tour with Royal Bangs and all upcoming dates can be found HERE.

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Jan 14, 2014

Bad Suns' Transpose EP Now Streaming via Nylon

Bad Suns' debut Transpose EP may not be out until next week, but you can now stream it in full via Nylon Magazine's Band Crush feature! Click HERE to listen to the EP and give the article a read. Transpose will be released Tuesday, January 21st and is available for pre-order on iTunes with instant downloads of "Salt" and "Cardiac Arrest."

Bad Suns are currently on the road with Royal Bangs. Click HERE for all dates and ticket links.

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Dec 10, 2013

Bad Suns Announce Transpose EP Pre-Order + New Tour Dates

Bad Suns have just announced that their debut EP, Transpose will be released January 21, 2014. Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. Click HERE to pre-order the EP on iTunes and get both "Cardiac Arrest" and "Salt" instantly. “Salt” can also be streamed HERE via today's Red Bull premiere or below.

The four-piece recorded Transpose earlier this year with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and it serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014.

Bad Suns will be hitting the road after the holidays on a national tour directly supporting Royal Bangs. See below for all upcoming dates and click HERE for ticket links.



Bad Suns on Tour w/ Royal Bangs:
1/09 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
1/10 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald’s
1/11 Austin TX @ The Mohawk
1/12 New Orleans LA @ Gasa Gasa
1/13 Birmingham AL @ Bottletree
1/14 Atlanta GA @ The Basement
1/15 Nashville TN @ The High Watt
1/16 Charlottesville VA @ The Southern
1/17 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
1/18 Philadelphia PA @ Milk Boy Philly
1/19 Brooklyn NY @ Rough Trade
1/21 Boston MA @ Great Scott
1/22 Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot
1/23 Toronto ON @ The Garrison
1/24 Detroit MI @ Magic Stick
1/25 Chicago IL @ Schubas
1/27 Los Angeles CA @ Bootleg Bar *
*w/ Vanaprasta

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Nov 12, 2013

Bad Suns Sign with Vagrant, Transpose EP Due Out Early 2014

We are proud to announce that Southern California rock band Bad Suns have signed Vagrant! Formed in 2012, Bad Suns is Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar).

The four-piece recorded their debut EP, Transpose, earlier this year with producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and it serves as a prelude to the band’s debut full-length slated for 2014. “Music has the ability to evoke certain feelings in people, a way that not much else can. The pairing of words and sounds can be an extremely powerful tool, when done right. I think the ultimate goal for this band is to make music that causes people to really feel something” says Christo.

Comprised of four tracks, Transpose flows effortlessly from start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy hooks. “Cardiac Arrest” from the Transpose EP is available today at all digital retailers and streaming partners. Preview it below via SoundCloud and click HERE to download on iTunes.

Aside from writing a record, Bad Suns’ 2013 was a busy one, complete with multiple CMJ showcases as well as sharing the stage with the likes of The 1975 and Vaccines. The guys are currently on a regional tour with the band Geographer. See below for all upcoming dates.



Bad Suns on tour:
11/12 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones #
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin #
11/15 – Tijuana, MX @ Mous Tache Bar #
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
11/22 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club *
11/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos 365 Club *
# with Kiev and FMLYBND
* with Geographer

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