Bad Bad Hats releases debut album and announces US tour with The Mynabirds

By on August 5, 2015
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Minneapolis’ indie rock trio Bad Bad Hats released their critically acclaimed debut album Psychic Reader on July 17 via Afternoon Records, which continues to garner national attention.  In celebration of the record, the band announced a national Fall tour as direct support for Saddle Creek’s Mynabirds that is now extended through October with nine new dates, making stops in Chicago, DC, NYC, Austin, San Francisco, LA, and more!


Photo Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash

Watch video for album opener “Midway

Psychic Reader is comprised of experimental beats, growling guitars, and catchy pop melodies that are both dreamy and strikingly deep.  Bolstered by the touches of producer Brett Bullion (Poliça), the band takes a refreshingly rebellious approach with lyrics that challenge gender conventions. Named as one of SPIN’s “Artists to Watch,” Bad Bad Hats emerges with a record that is both artistically honest and widely accessible. Catch the band’s captivating live show in a city near you; a full list of extended tour dates is below!


“…meshing of dreamy synth beats, distorted guitar, and Alexander’s serene croon bouncing over hand claps make it the perfect, dreamy-pop summer soundtrack.”

“A gritty two-and-a-half minutes of wobbly bass, wailing guitar, and front woman Kerry Alexander’s slinky vocals, it is a blast—and there is more like this to come.”

“‘Shame’ goes down like a refreshing, kick-you-in-the-face-strong cocktail, most likely swilled after a booty call gone bust. Wash that man right out of your hair.” 

“Complete with the crunchy kick of slightly manic-sounding guitar and the pulse of some very punchy bass…” 
– Paste Magazine

“ …the love-struck optimism of “Psychic Reader” harkens back to some of Wilson’s preferred buoyant romanticism”

“… programmed to fire all neural pathways associated with carefree indie rock fun. But beware: These lyrics will bite.”

Tour Dates
8/14: Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse (Album Release Show)
9/10: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
9/11: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar *
9/12: Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
9/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
9/15: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
9/17: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
9/18: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
9/19: Chicago, IL @ Schubas *
9/20: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland *
9/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
9/24: Cambridge, MA – Atwood’s Tavern (w/ The Novel Ideas)
9/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
9/26: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall *
9/28: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
9/29: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 *
10/1: Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
10/2: Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
10/5: Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher *
10/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
10/7: Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse *
10/8: San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall *
10/9: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

* = Direct support for The Mynabirds


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.