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Tucson, AZ, 85701
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Bad Veins are a rarity in today's musical landscape: An act who didn't set out to become critical darlings or the next "buzz" band, but managed to achieve both after only playing a handful of shows. However, despite the fact that Bad Veins' music has been instantly embraced since their inception in late 2006, the duo of Benjamin Davis and Sebastien Schultz decided not to rush out the disc you're currently holding in your hand. The result is Bad Veins, an album that's unique but familiar, and not only lives up to the hype but surpasses it. Looking back, it's hard to believe it all started out a little over two years ago in a non-descript attic in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The group was originally conceived by Davis as a solo project, yet after Bad Veins' first gig he quickly realized he would need a collaborator—which is where drummer Schultz entered the picture. "I always loved watching Sebastien play in his old band because he is just such a dramatic drummer," Davis reveals. "We hooked up one day and I showed him all the stuff I'd been working on. I muted the electronic percussion and let him play on top, and after the first practice these songs were way cooler than I ever imagined they could be," he continues.