BADBADNOTGOOD recently appeared on CBC's Strombo Show and played their holiday appropriate take on Vince Guaraldi's "Skating". Leland Whitty continues to add more texture to this band with great results. Also, I must say, I didn't see them going for a darker angle on this one. One could say that's what these guys do in their pocket, but it's still a surprise seeing what they pulled from the famous Guaraldi composition. Check out the video after the jump.
Like a week after their one-off gig in Austin last month, BADBADNOTGOOD jaunted off to Los Angeles to play a set for Red Bull Sound Select and Pitchfork, including their performing "Seasons (Waiting On You)" with their friend Future Islands' Sam Herring (I met him at Fun Fun Fun Fest, too, and he's a ton of fun to be around). Watch video from their set after the jump.
Their day began at 3am. The day before, BADBADNOTGOOD, the quartet of keyboardist Matty Tavares, bassist Chester Hansen, drummer Alex Sowinski, and tenor saxophonist Leland Whitty, had been rehearsing in their overgrown studio in Ontario in preparation for their 7:40pm Sunday set closing down the Yellow Stage of Austin, Texas' tenth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest at the close of what was a previously damp early November weekend before the sun broke through reminiscent of Ontario's current "heat wave". It'd be a quick trip for them, barely even getting the chance to see the festival, out by midday Monday, though considering they had never seen Austin outside the chaotic, city-enveloping context of a South by SouthWest festival, this was quite the welcome gig. Their playing this gig seemed a long time coming, particularly appropriate, in fact.
Just unearthed this little gem from 2014. BADBADNOTGOOD hits Boiler Room for a short interview with Gilles Peterson and a live set from the Brownswood Basement for an hour of new jams, old favourites and an extra-special cover of Flying Lotus' "Putty Boy Strut" (17:19 mark).
It's always been clear how much we love BBNG here at Nextbop. We show these guys so much love and we make no apologies for it, so it's clear we'd be all over their latest late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Whenever these guys play "Kaleidoscope", there's always something new going on. With Leland Whitty more and more as part of this group, the composition takes a new turn with this arrangement. They take this one for a walk around, then outside, then back to the park. The visuals are dope, too. Check out the video after the jump.