DC’s Bad Moves is Making All the Right Moves

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DC’s Bad Moves is Making All the Right Moves

Emily Shelton

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Spring is coming, which means it‰’s about time that you find your windows down joyride playlist. Today, I found my own addition.

Bad Moves is a DC-based power pop band with angsty charisma.Their first self-titled single was released on Don Giovanni records in December of 2016.

With a sound that reflects that of Girlpool and Gus Dapperton, Bad Moves follows the influence of current underground alternative.

The special component of this band‰’s particular sound is the pop-y appeal of light guitar riffs with danceable beats.

My personal favorite song on the single is “Get Slow,‰” the kind of song that melts into a summer sunset so perfectly.

The overarching lyrical theme seems to be the fear of not fulfilling expectations and accepting that no one is actually all that cool. Honestly, sometimes the lyrics even resemble a Green Day or Blink 182 teenage crisis.

But honestly, who‰’s against that anyway?

We all need to relive those days every once in a while.

Photo by Helen Messenger

Bad Moves has some exciting shows coming up, along with a performance opening for Jeff Rosenstock and Martha at U Street Music Hall on April 18. The band will tour with Rosenstock around the country on his tour.

Bad Moves also toured with The Spook School in 2017.

With new publicity and some major bands backing their work, we can only hope that Bad Moves will continue to produce more studio music and craft their sound into something even more developed and unique.