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Bad Bad Hats National Tour Next Week | In-Depth Feature w Rolling Stone | Lightning Round LP Out Now

Bad Bad Hats

National Tour Kicks Off Next Week

In-Depth Feature w/ Rolling Stone

Sophomore Album Lightning Round
Out Now on Afternoon Records

“…apt songwriting, which translates her experiences into poignant, universal stories.” – Pitchfork
“terse, honest lyrics suggest a weathered wisdom.” – The New Yorker
“… programmed to fire all neural pathways associated with carefree indie rock fun. But beware: These lyrics will bite.” – NPR
” …meshing of dreamy synth beats, distorted guitar, and Alexander’s serene croon bouncing over hand claps make it the perfect, dreamy-pop summer soundtrack.” – PAPER
“A gritty two-and-a-half minutes of wobbly bass, wailing guitar, and front woman Kerry Alexander’s slinky vocals, it is a blast—and there is more like this to come.” – FADER


Photo Credit: Amy Anderson

Minneapolis-based Bad Bad Hats released their sophomore album Lightning Round earlier this summer via Afternoon Records (Yellow Ostrich, Haley Bonar, John Vanderslice), a collection of catchy pop melodies that are both dreamy and strikingly deep. They kick off a national tour this month, with stops in Nashville, Milwaukee, Columbus and beyond – complete tour dates here.

The trio recently debuted their new video for “Nothing Gets Me High” alongside an in-depth feature with Rolling Stone. The track followed album singles “Write It On Your Heart” and “Talk With Your Hands

Bad Bad Hats are Kerry Alexander (vocals, guitar), Chris Hoge (guitar and bass), and Connor Davison (drums). Encouraged to record live in the studio by producer and longtime collaborator Brett Bullion (who also produced their debut album Psychic Reader), there is a tangible vulnerability to the spontaneous approach (fluttering tape loops, a few wrong notes) that feels as honest and unpredictable as Alexander’s lyrics. The 10-song collection explores themes of dependence and independence in relationships, bolstered by the band’s signature equal parts grit-and-melody instrumental compositions.

Since the release of their debut album, the indie rockers have toured extensively, sharing stages with The Front Bottoms, Margaret Glaspy and Third Eye Blind. Be sure to experience the raucous Bad Bad Hats live show in a city near you!

Bad Bad Hats National Tour Dates
10/25: St. Cloud, MN @ Pioneer Place on Fifth Theater
10/26: Eau Claire, WI @ The Plus
10/30: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
11/1: Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
11/2: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
11/3: Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
11/4: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
11/5: Jacksonville, FL @ Jackrabbits
11/7: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater
11/8: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
11/9: Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s American Cafe
11/10: Richmond, VA @Gallery 5
11/11: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
11/13: Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival Room
11/14: Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
11/15:Davenport, IA @ The Village Theater
11/29: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
11/30: Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge + Events
12/1: Rochester, MN @ The Rochester Civic Theatre
12/5: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
12/6: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
12/7: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Indianapolis
12/8: Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo
12/13: Winona, MN @ Ed’s No Name Bar
12/14: Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
12/20: Grand Rapids, MN @ Reif Performing Arts Center

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