Posts Tagged ‘Bad Wave’

December 21, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.15.2017 – 12.20.2017

Featured Music – December 15 – 20, 2017
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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December 16, 2017

Glitchy blistering pop leaves our hearts a racing as Los Angeles duo Bad Wave come at us strong with a spectacular new single named Money. Who doesn’t love money, much less a sonic currency like this synth rollicking swashbuckler? Former surf-rockers Tucker Tola and Patrick Hart, who first bonded over their love of Weezer, produces most of their own music via email despite living in the same neighborhood. After releasing glorious songs like Extraordinary, 3AM, and 1955, as well as countless other fine tracks we’ve featured on IHM in the past, the duo close out 2017 with a smashing jam in the form of Money, a vivacious whirring, squishy pouncing thriller of a pop banger. Re-visit their prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

March 22, 2017

Until someone truly discovers a way to travel through time, our best method of addressing temporal wanderlust is through the fanciful scope of music. Los Angeles duo Bad Wave beams us across the decades with a lavish new dazzler named 1955. Spacey psychedelia and florescent synthpop slingshot us across a quixotic universe. We’re starry eyed for the sights we encounter as we orbit this imaginary world, one which reminds me of Disney’s Tomorrowland. As Bad Wave explains, 1955 fills us with “nostalgia for the future”, something we need when the future can feel so bleak. 1955 is out now on 10K Islands. Alternate stream available via Soundcloud below.

January 20, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 01.18.2017 – 01.19.2017

Featured music – January 18-19, 2017

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January 19, 2017

It really is “Time to Get Lost” as Los Angeles duo Bad Wave takes us on a heady trip with their rambunctious spiraling new single, a mighty hooking eruption of woozy electronics and psych tinged turmoil. Time To Get Lost is an intense indie pop carousel ride. It’s Bad Wave’s contribution to the sea of music that has sprung up out of anxiety over America’s impending political transition. We all have much to say about the paradigm shift that faces us soon, and thankfully, there are those out there who can express those thoughts for us in spectacular fashion through music. Bad Wave captures our sense of foreboding in Time to Get Lost’s stringy orchestral final minutes. It nearly feels like we’re watching an old silent film. Suspense builds through each flutter of the violin, each wiry drawn out lament. It’s beautifully horrific. 

September 4, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.31.2016

Featured music – August 31st, 2016

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September 1, 2016

The kaleidoscopic glamour of Bad Wave’s 3AM is far too rhapsodic not to jump straight back into now that the Los Angeles based duo have released a visual accompaniment for the spacey dazzling song. The rich pumping ELO meets MGMT gem sashays and whirls with plenteous quirky charm, reminding us of those late nights out when our feet start to hurt from dancing all night and everything starts to look a bit bleary through our tired eyes. As the disco ball stops spinning and the dust settles, we’re ready to go home. But then someone jumps back on the DJ deck and we toss back some liquid energy… before we know it, we’re back at it again, twirling away eagerly on the sticky floor, eye liner smudged, hair tousled, lipstick smeared, reality on hold. 

August 1, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.31.2016

Featured music – July 31st, 2016

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July 31, 2016

Bad Wave is back with some ravishing sleek sonic waves. The Los Angeles based project, formed by two best friends from surf rock outfit Nicky Blitz, go summer psychedelic and disco electro on us with 3 AM. I don’t recall the last time 3 AM felt as glorious as this afternoon does whilst listening to this florid dance punk soiree, a dizzying whorl of quirky textured complexity. “There’s no stopping when the dance begins” sings the band. I agree, fully inebriated on Bad Wave’s spacey restless dazzler.

April 12, 2016

We’re kicking off the start to the new week with a brilliant cover by Los Angeles electropop band Bad Wave. In case you need a refresher, this is the project formed by two best guy friends and members of L.A. surf rock outfit Nicky Blitz, and they’ve shown us plenty of times in the past year that they’ve evolved a very different sound as Bad Wave. The duo take Green Day classic She, from legendary 90′s album Dookie, and they re-imagine it as a bouncing, spacey electro tune. She’s hooking melody combines with lusciously springy disco techno for an ecstatic dazzler of a gritty indie electronic delight. I can’t help but fall madly in love with this genius re-work.