13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you didn't know that the Los Angeles five-piece Bad Things featured gold-medal snowboarder Shaun White on lead guitars, you'd never guess this was a champion athlete's side project. The band features White and his childhood friends, and their vaguely retro sound is a raucous mix of jagged guitars, swinging rhythms, and the brash vocals of singer Davis LeDuke, who channels everyone from Elvis Costello to Julian Casablancas. The aptly titled "Saturday Night" has a disco beat and slinking guitars, while characteristically boisterous tracks like "Vices" and "Anybody" forefront White's lead guitar. And guess what—the dude can play! When the band slow things down for "Caught Inside" and "Bury" (the latter of which features drummer/vocalist Lena Zawaideh doing a spot-on Nico impression), it's clear that Bad Things mean business. The deluxe version of their debut features two additional tracks: the piano-driven "Cold Case" and the driving "John Wayne."

EDITORS’ NOTES

If you didn't know that the Los Angeles five-piece Bad Things featured gold-medal snowboarder Shaun White on lead guitars, you'd never guess this was a champion athlete's side project. The band features White and his childhood friends, and their vaguely retro sound is a raucous mix of jagged guitars, swinging rhythms, and the brash vocals of singer Davis LeDuke, who channels everyone from Elvis Costello to Julian Casablancas. The aptly titled "Saturday Night" has a disco beat and slinking guitars, while characteristically boisterous tracks like "Vices" and "Anybody" forefront White's lead guitar. And guess what—the dude can play! When the band slow things down for "Caught Inside" and "Bury" (the latter of which features drummer/vocalist Lena Zawaideh doing a spot-on Nico impression), it's clear that Bad Things mean business. The deluxe version of their debut features two additional tracks: the piano-driven "Cold Case" and the driving "John Wayne."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Shaun White ( skateboard Pro )?

TheOriginalSnookie

Can't believe this came from my favorite skateboarding Pro Shaun White! I'm definately getting this when it comes out.

Not just Shaun White

Dr.X007

Although, I do LOVE Shaun White I hope people realize that this IS a band not just Shaun White it's a collective effort. With that being said seeing them preform live twice I'm very excited and intrigued to see what this record holds. Hope they're many trips to Chicago on future tour dates.

Great music!

LGoulds

I am a huge fan of Shaun White but I'm also a huge fan of good music! Preordered the album. It will definitely be worth it!

About Bad Things

Los Angeles rock band Bad Things make passionate, anthemic rock. Formed by lead guitarist and Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Shaun White, along with childhood pals guitarist Anthony Sanudo and drummer Lena Zawaideh, the band also features former Billy Boy on Poison singer David LeDuke and former Augustana-bassist Jared Palomar. The band received a boost in attention after stepping into a headlining slot of the Chicago stop of the 2013 Lollapalooza Tour that fortuitously opened when Azealia Banks canceled and replacement Death Grips was a no-show. Bad Things released their debut self-titled album on Warner Bros. in 2013. ~ Matt Collar

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