Cardiac Arrest // Bad Suns
I first encountered Bad Suns at the Troubadour a few months ago, where they opened for The 1975. Getting into that concert was a stressful and emotional process that included arriving without a ticket to a sold-out show, standing outside for nearly two hours, and awkwardly running into The 1975 while crossing the street and watching their faces fall/get extremely confused as I told them (in front of the venue) that I probably would not be attending the show. Eventually I got inside and squeezed my way to the front as Bad Suns went on, but I really wasn’t paying attention to them at first. After about one song everyone in my immediate area (including me, excluding shitfaced people) was transfixed. It takes a lot to draw people in, and when an audience goes from uninterested to unable to look away within a space of 10 minutes, it means that something vital is there. I have a strong feeling that they’re going to blow up soon, provided that their upcoming EP includes more songs like Cardiac Arrest - extremely catchy, hard-hitting vocally and instrumentally, and flexible in terms of sub-genre; pure indie rock in simpler terms. It seems fitting that they’ve recently opened for both The 1975 and The Vaccines, because I would compare them in terms of both style and sound, although there are some very indescribable but prominent LA indie rock vibes present within Bad Suns. There are lots of things that I can’t figure out about this band so if you have any info please fill me in. I couldn’t decide whether or not I should post this song but since I’m still obsessed with it I figured that I should, and I’m really (not) sorry if it gets stuck in your head all day because it’s been stuck in mine for months. If you have the chance you should definitely go see these guys live, while the shows are still cheap. Oh, and check out the music video while you’re at it. It’s very moody and monochromatic and perfect, and visually representative of those LA indie rock vibes that I still can’t figure out how to describe.