Nowhere to Go but Up
“This is where I want to be right now,” says http://www.badsuns.tumblr.com" target="">Bad Suns frontman Christo Bowman, who is calling from the van that he shares with the rest of the LA-bred indie-rock quartet. “Our job is pretty fun on a day-to-day basis.” Recently, the band’s job consisted of supporting The 1975 on a U.S. tour, their first, to promote their debut album, Language & Perspective. The record, which was released in June, arrived on the heels of their well-received EP, Transpose, and the success of the single “Cardiac Arrest,” which demonstrated the band’s inherent melodic sensibility and talent for writing great hooks. Being on the road has given the group the opportunity to test out the songs that make up the album, which they recorded with producer Eric Palmquist. “Making this record has been the most rewarding experience any of us have had,” says Bowman, who, even at such a young age, seems to possess the ability to reflect on the band’s career so far. “Every day has been better than the day before and it’s been really cool to see growth happen over time.” So far, the Bad Suns seem to be on the right track with nowhere to go but up.