Bad Bad Hats announce sophomore album, Lightning Round, share “Write It On Your Heart”: Stream

Minneapolis indie pop trio return in August

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Bad Bad Hats, photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash

    Bad Bad Hats made a splash with their 2015 debut, Psychic Reader, and now the Minneapolis indie pop trio have announced their follow-up. Called Lightning Round, the 10-song LP will arrive on August 3rd via Afternoon Records.

    Lightning Round was recorded live in the studio by producer Brett Bullion, who cultivated a culture of spontaneity as the three-piece laid down songs built around themes of dependence and independence in relationships.

    With the announcement comes the lead single, “Write It On Your Heart”, a tender, texturally rich cut that pairs Kerry Alexander’s fierce, confrontational lyrics with breezy instrumentation that’s deceptively layered. “I haven’t always stood up for myself in situations like this,” singer Kerry Alexander said of the song in a press release. “So this song is an ode to the version of me that does.”


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    Bad Bad Hats are seeding anticipation for the LP with a summer tour of North America. Check out their full tour itinerary, as well as the album’s artwork, below.

    Lightning Round Artwork:

    bad bad hats album artwork


    Bad Bad Hats 2018 Tour Dates:
    06/01 – Chicago, IL @ Do Division Street Fest
    06/02 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
    06/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo Coffee
    06/09 – Des Moines, IA @ Stewart Square Park
    06/10 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    06/12 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
    06/13 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
    06/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
    06/15 – Toronto, On @ The Drake Hotel
    06/16 – Syracuse, NY @ Spark Art Space
    06/17 – Buffalo, NY @ The 9th Ward
    06/19 – Albany, NY @ The Linda
    06/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
    06/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
    06/22 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
    06/23 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
    06/24 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
    06/26 – Millvale, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
    06/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
    06/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Monocle
    06/29 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
    07/07 – Duluth, MN @ Bayfront Festival Park

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