September 19, 2016

#MusicMonday // Album Review: Disappear Here— Bad Suns

One of my favorite bands, Bad Suns, dropped their sophomore album, Disappear Here, this past Friday. The band teased the new CD with a few singles that have been released in the last few months; "Disappear Here," the album's namesake track, was followed closely by catchy indie pop anthem "Heartbreaker" and "Daft Pretty Boys."

The new album stays true to the alt-rock group's signature sound, a blend of 80s new wave-inspired  music with the angstier lyrics of post-punk, that they introduced with 2014's Transpose EP and their first full-length, Language & PerspectiveDisappear Here in one word? Vibey. The more soulful "Off She Goes," rife with guitar riffs, and love song "Swimming In The Moonlight" are both sweet additions to the album. Standouts include "Love Like Revenge," with its horns and synth, and "Heartbreaker," which showcases vocalist Chris Bowman's vocal range, as his voice travels up and down the scale. The title and lyrics of "Patience" urge listeners to '"close your eyes/be patient, it's coming" even as the chorus starts up again with a pretty impatient beat. "Defeated" throws out some serious 80s vibes, and "Violet" is one of those nostalgic, feel-good tracks that you can't help but like. "Maybe We're Meant To Be Alone" is the darkest, most somber track on the album, possibly of the entire Bad Suns' song collection.

While the new tracks would fit in just fine on the band's debut album, the new album does not fail to make a statement: that Bad Suns is not about to disappear (here) from the up-and-coming scene any time soon.

Disappear Here is available to purchase and to stream, and you can catch Bad Suns on tour for the next two months. 

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