Detroit Bar Presents
Bad Suns, SWIMM, Tropical Popsicle
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Bad Suns are an up and coming band from Los Angeles. The band's back history is minimal: founded at the top of 2012, and spending the majority of that year writing and recording. However, in the first month of the band's existence, after sending out a demo of the song "Transpose" to KROQ 106.7 FM, Kat Corbett decided to air the song on their Locals Only program. Much to the band's surprise, the song reigned in the top 5 of the show for nearly three months (reaching number one on three separate occasions.)
This was an encouraging response for only a demo. The band continued writing, and in June entered Infrasonic Studios in Los Angeles, with producer Eric Palmquist (Wavves, Aloe Blacc, Trash Talk). The band quickly began to attain a steady Los Angeles following, playing to packed houses within the area (The Troubadour, Viper Room) and generating local buzz. "Cardiac Arrest" was chosen as the first single from these sessions.
As of March 3, 2013: "Cardiac Arrest" is being played on KROQ's Local's Only show, every Sunday night.
SWIMM is the music of Chris Hess, Adam Winn, and several friends. The music flows in different directions, dipping into indie rock, dance, and rock n roll all with a twinge of psychedelia as the common element.
Tropical Popsicle is the brianchild of Tim Hines. Although seemingly brand new, the project began roughly two years ago as an avenue for the darker structures and soundscapes he was beginning to experiment with. The result is a beast unto itself; think beach boys on bath salts. Trop Pop's current form consists of Hines and 3 other miscreants that share their time in other notable local acts. These guys personify community but thrive on originality. Though the band is still embryonic, they have already began to make waves locally by releasing two 7 inches on San Diego's Volar Records and supporting well-established acts the likes of Beach Fossils, The Fresh & Only's, Times New Viking, White Fence & More.
"A cross somewhere between Syd Barret and Suicide"