At the rate these guys are dropping songs lately, one would think they've got an album coming out soon or something. They guys of BBNG have released yet another song soon to appear on their upcoming release, III, called "Sustain". Today, the trio of Matt Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums are revving up for the second half of their South by SouthWest experience by playing the Nextbop/Art of Cool Jazz for the Masses Party today at 2:20pm at El Sapo on 1900 Manor Rd. It's a free, all ages, no muss, no fuss event that you should definitely roll through for. Otherwise, if you're in Austin this week check them out at any of their other shows or on their upcoming European tour this spring.
BADBADNOTGOOD spent much of 2013 laying in wait. After bursting onto the scene almost four short years ago and dropping banger albums on us all throughout 2012, bassist Chester Hansen, drummer Alex Sowinski, and keyboardist Matt Tavares spent much of last year working on their next release, III, letting their spacey new sounds cook and simmer. Now, after a long wait interspersed with touring and signing to the Innovative Leisure label, the Toronto trio have finally released a new song this morning-- the cloudy "CS60". It's a song that pushes these guys in a spacier direction akin to Portico Quartet or Bonobo (though not as mechanical as Dawn of Midi), a vibe that isn't stormy as it is more a gentle shower during a 73°F April afternoon with just a hint of thunder rolling in the distance. Give it some play after the jump and stay on the lookout for BBNG's third album which the group describes starkly enough as "full of different sounds" to release later this year.
Back in June, Toronto's BADBADNOTGOOD played England's Glastonbury festival, quite the achievement for the young band. If you didn't manage to be there or watch the stream on BBC's iPlayer (which is spotty to access outside of Europe), the set in full has made its way to YouTube. Check out the lauded trio playing bangers new and old after the jump.
I've always had a tendency to try to tether myself to crazy, inspired people. I always have a eye for these sorts of things. That's the draw of the artisans (of which, even as an editor, DJ [and apparently radio producer when you think about it] and critic, I hope I am somewhat esteemed as such as well), they're able to do such great, inspiring work in part because their perspective on the world is a little bit more off than the rest of ours. This was always the draw I've had to BADBADNOTGOOD. The trio from Toronto, Ontario, of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums has received high praise over the last year for their internet-released, free albums and YouTube videos of their performances of Odd Future songs. Now, their second album, a true realization of where this band is right now-- has released, and it's now time for folks-- Jazz Nerds International (I'm bringing it back), hip-hop heads, every other music blogger of every other genre, and Tumblr curators alike-- to take notice.