(photo: Pooneh Ghana)
If you need something to take the edge off of your post-Valentine’s Day comedown, we recommend seeing BRONCHO perform at Slim’s this Friday. The Oklahoma indie act is making a stop in the Bay in support of their new album Bad Behavior, released in October via Park the Van Records. And like the title suggests, the irresistibly savory art-pop quartet focuses their glossy eyes on a social landscape of people behaving…well, badly.
“It’s a reflection of the current world: everybody’s been acting badly over the last few years so we made a record about it,” vocalist Ryan Lindsey explains. “Through the writing process I watched a lot of CNN, and man there’s a lot of bad behavior there. Not to mention that there’s a company making money off of people watching their depiction of it all. From an entertainer’s standpoint I get what they’re doing, calling everything ‘breaking news’ and keeping people glued, but taking up that kind of space can’t be good for society.”
If you’re not familiar with BRONCHO, check out their 2014 single “Class Historian” below and good luck not getting that stuck in your head for a week.