Their day began at 3am. The day before, BADBADNOTGOOD, the quartet of keyboardist Matty Tavares, bassist Chester Hansen, drummer Alex Sowinski, and tenor saxophonist Leland Whitty, had been rehearsing in their overgrown studio in Ontario in preparation for their 7:40pm Sunday set closing down the Yellow Stage of Austin, Texas' tenth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest at the close of what was a previously damp early November weekend before the sun broke through reminiscent of Ontario's current "heat wave". It'd be a quick trip for them, barely even getting the chance to see the festival, out by midday Monday, though considering they had never seen Austin outside the chaotic, city-enveloping context of a South by SouthWest festival, this was quite the welcome gig. Their playing this gig seemed a long time coming, particularly appropriate, in fact.
Just unearthed this little gem from 2014. BADBADNOTGOOD hits Boiler Room for a short interview with Gilles Peterson and a live set from the Brownswood Basement for an hour of new jams, old favourites and an extra-special cover of Flying Lotus' "Putty Boy Strut" (17:19 mark).
It's always been clear how much we love BBNG here at Nextbop. We show these guys so much love and we make no apologies for it, so it's clear we'd be all over their latest late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Whenever these guys play "Kaleidoscope", there's always something new going on. With Leland Whitty more and more as part of this group, the composition takes a new turn with this arrangement. They take this one for a walk around, then outside, then back to the park. The visuals are dope, too. Check out the video after the jump.
BBNG continue their love of synths that they've taken on with their new song that they released to their SoundCloud earlier today, "Boogie No. 69". Already after the release of their album with Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul, this is the B-side to the 7" they recently dropped. Check out the stream after the jump.
BADBADNOTGOOD is going places. When we first heard of them three years ago, they were a relatively unknown band from Toronto doing Odd Future covers. I remember discussing with Anthony whether they were good enough to be featured on the website. But since then, things have changed. BADBADNOTGOOD has released three solid albums, has toured the world, has collaborated with a plethora of famous artists and has amassed 74,000 Facebook likes and 36,000 Twitter followers. The controversy has been put to rest. BADBADNOTGOOD is a truly talented band. For their fourth opus, Sour Soul, the band has teamed up with none other than Ghostface Killah. We look forward to this blend of rap and jazz to be release February 24th. In the mean time, check out the official video for “Ray Gun” by BADBADNOTGOOD, Ghostface Killah and featuring DOOM, below the jump.