At first I thought Bad Veins wasn’t a good name for the Cincinnati duo whose music is far less punk than their moniker suggests (think Religion or Brains). But on second thought and several listens to tracks from their debut self-titled CD, it’s a perfect metaphor for their hard-to-nail-down, genre-neutral sound. There’s a bit of fuzz rock (“Falling Tide”), Rentals-style synths (“Afraid”) and more straight-ahead earnest indie pop (“Gold and Warm”). I particularly like their quieter tracks, like “Go Home” with its warm, electro production and Stars-like trumpet coda. Not bad at all.
Bad Veins: Go Home
from the CD Bad Veins
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