“Bored In The Summer” By Bad Bad Hats

"Bored In The Summer' by Bad Bad Hats is Northern Transmissions Song Of The Day.The track is off their recently released self-titled album
Bad Bad Hats photo by Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash

This month Bad Bad Hats released their new self-titled album via Don Giovanni Records, the LP track “Bored In The Summer,” “the song harkens back to their early GarageBand days, the song muses on the passing of time”. Kerry Alexander shares, “When Bad Bad Hats first began, I used to demo out all our songs in Garageband. I love going through all the keyboard sounds and drum loops (Edgy Drums 3!) and building a track. But as the band progressed, I got away from this process in lieu of figuring it all out live in the studio with the band and our producer. “Bored in the Summer” marked my return to Garageband. It was gratifying to know I could still do it. We kept some of my Garageband keyboard parts for the final version, but we amped up the arrangement with Chris and Con’s energetic bass and drum parts and the addition of a key change. It brings a certain levity to the chorus that we love.”

In the Fall of 2020, songwriter Kerry Alexander (guitar/vocals) and Chris Hoge (guitar/bass) collected prompts from their active Patreon fanbase, writing one-off songs based on the requests. The untraditional process challenged the band to write songs of country, pop punk, surf rock, disco, and countless other genres and provided a joyful freedom to collaborate on new music during an otherwise very hard time.

Bad Bad Hats have toured with The Beths, Hippo Campus, The Front Bottoms, Third Eye Blind and Michelle Branch, who picked them up for her 2022 headlining world tour. The band will be touring this spring.

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