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Bad Bad Hats


  1. 1.
    It Hurts
  2. 2.
  3. 3.
    Psychic Reader
  4. 4.
    Nothing Gets Me High
  5. 5.
    Super America
Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band consists of Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge, and Connor Davison.
Named for a trouble-making character from the Madeline children’s books, Bad Bad Hats is defined by a balance of sweet and sour. Their music honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to 90s rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity. Through it all, Alexander’s unflinchingly sincere lyrics cut to the emotional heart of things.
"Lightning Round", the band’s second full-length album, finds Bad Bad Hats more confident than ever. Producer and collaborator Brett Bullion (who also produced their debut album "Psychic Reader") encouraged the group to record live in the studio, an approach which lends many songs on the record a loose, organic feel. In this spontaneous environment, the music feels as honest and unpredictable as Alexander’s lyrics. Alexander is still writing love songs, ones that recount with cinematic swell the subtle joy and pain of the everyday. Hoge, who is known to play every instrument in the band, delivers some of his most inspired performances yet. Davison was recruited to play drums on the album and became a full-time member in the process. His drumming and melodic contributions give the new songs a level of nuance not heard in previous releases.


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