Influenced by the post-industrial Nettwerk/Wax Trax heyday Bad News is the anachronistic heavy industrial duo that pits the spellbound female vocals and guitar of Sarah Bernat [16 Bitch Pile-Up] against the male synthesizers and drum machines of SF Bay Area noise veteran Alex S. Lukas.
(This is Why We Can’t Have) Nice Things bores its way directly into the pleasure center of your brain and attempts to blow it to fucking pieces. It latches onto your subconscious and becomes symbiotic with your fear. You will put the stone in your mouth. Your teeth will break on it! The remixed B-side turns a cold goth shoulder, replacing guitar with the melodic, mechanistic synths of Marc Manning.
released September 24, 2013
Written and Performed by Bad News
Sarah Bernat - vocals, guitar, electronics
Alex S. Lukas - programming, synths, electronics
Marc Manning - additional synths on Side B
Recorded, Engineered & Mastered at Dunsmuir! in San Francisco by The Sleep Genius
Cover Art by Bad News
supported by 4 fans who also own “(This is Why We Can't Have) Nice Things”
Excellent industrial dance noise that I had the pleasure to experience as spun by JT Whitfield in one of his DJ sets. Highly recommended if you love intense industrial with driving beats and lots of guitar and a hefty dose of psychedelic fuzz. RIYL White Suns, Wolf Eyes, and early Pankow. Eve McGivern