Tempe Marketplace Bad Suns Concert:
Wednesday, March 13. A free show at The District Stage with a beer garden. Party starts at 7pm with special guests allhuman and additional, great local openers.
Los Angeles indie rock combo Bad Suns found success with their 2014 debut Language & Perspective, which fused vivid, modern indie rock hooks with classic post-punk influences. After two records on the Vagrant label, the quartet signed with Epitaph to release 2019’s Mystic Truth. Comprising vocalist Christo Bowman, drummer Miles Morris, guitarist Ray Libby, and bassist Gavin Bennett, Bad Suns formed in 2012 in Woodland Hills, California. The bandmembers were all relatively young, ranging in age from 19 to 22, but took cues for their sound from ’70s and ’80s post-punk pioneers like the Cure and Elvis Costello. Blending the angsty songwriting influences from those legends with a brighter, more contemporary hook-heavy indie rock sound, Bad Suns’ debut single, “Cardiac Arrest,” went viral in 2013, leading to a deal with Vagrant Records and the 2014 release of the Transpose EP. Working with producer Eric Palmquist ( who works with Wavves and the Mars Volta), the band issued their full-length debut, Language & Perspective, later that summer and it reached number 24 on the Billboard Top 200. A tour with the 1975 and appearances at festivals like SXSW and Coachella followed as they readied their next album, again enlisting Palmquist to produce. Disappear Here arrived in September 2016 and reached number 109. Early the following year, the release of the single “This Was a Home Once” was followed by the news that Bad Suns had switched from Vagrant to Epitaph. A second single, “Away We Go,” appeared in 2018 in advance of their third album, Mystic Truth, which will be released on March 22, 2019.