The Bad Things were formed out of the ashes of Seattle underground favorites A Midnite Choir. Taking their love of traditional music (gypsy, american, russian, mexican, etc.),black humor, and classic vaudeville/circus entertainment and adding a good dose of punk rock rowdiness to their live shows, The Bad Things have been entertaining audiences heavily under the influence since 2002.
"The Bad Things mixes folk, mountain music, and Klezmer into a seamless and delerious live show....the instruments are all acoustic (accordion, banjo, guitar, upright bass, and percussion)but the energy is bare-wire punk."
"Combining Gypsy, Folk, Klezmer, Hillbilly Ballads, Mariachi Crooners, and a Vaudeville theatrical aesthetic, the group has a reputation for drunken debauchery and feverish dancing at their live shows....the group blends their old-fashioned style with a postmodern sense of black humor."
"The Bad Things" is their first "official" release and the second on their own Silent City Records (the first being A Midnite Choir's "You Have Been Warned", also available from CD Baby). Recorded by Northwest legend Kearney Barton (The Sonics, The Kingsmen, The Ventures, Bonnie Guitar, etc. etc.)at his legendary Audio Recordings; recorded live using vintage 50's recording techniques, this CD truly captures the live intensity of a Bad Things show and maintains a "warmth" that you don't find in modern digital recordings.
Sounds best played loud under a full moon with a whiskey bottle.
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