Release Date: Feb 21, 2012
Record label: Family Tree
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Bad Weather California certainly scores points for self-awareness. The West Coast outfit named their ray-soaked second album—and first for Akron/Family’s new Family Tree label—Sunkissed. As it turns out, it’s an album that delivers a loose sort of song cycle focused around the sun. You know, that bright thing in the sky that we so often align with our thoughts of California.
Positivity and an outlook of sunshine and roses, in music as in all art forms as in life, can sometimes be accused of gross naivety. So those who believe that profundity can only come from heartache, realism or ideology should approach Denver's Bad Weather California with some caution. These are four young men who have unabashedly chosen life. And frankly, when it is done this well, with equal parts musical imagination and all the vivid lyrical colours of adolescent vim, it's very hard not to get on board.