Bad Veins: “Dancing On TV”
On “Dancing On TV,” Cincinnati’s Bad Veins sing about the pitfalls of TV stardom, yet the duo might be poised for it. Following the critical acclaim for their 2009 self-titled debut, Bad Veins have scored some high-profile interest in their music, including plays on Good Morning America, a soundtrack spot in this past spring’s blockbuster Chronicle, and the first-ever music award handed out at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Visuals certainly go hand-in-hand with the band’s sound. The songs on their second album, The Mess We’ve Made, practically beg for big-budget music videos, and Bad Veins have made a name for themselves in the live setting. Benjamin Davis and Sebastien Schultz make almost all the racket between the two of them, often accompanied by a megaphone and a reel-to-reel tape player named Irene that backs up the duo with tape loops.
“Dancing on TV” throw all these sounds into one big power-pop blender. With songs like these, Bad Veins will be living up to the title soon enough.