It's rare to find a band whose sound is so deeply influenced by other bands that it's nearly impossible to pinpoint exactly where their originates. Nashville's Bad Cop is one of these rare breeds; their sound is steeped heavily in the lyrics of Joy Division's Ian Curtis; the speed, power, and precision of the MC5; and the aesthetic of the Doors. To hear their records is one thing, but to see them live is something else altogether. They have a...presence about them, something unique and real. You don't just "listen" to Bad Cop, you "experience" Bad Cop. Released in late 2010, Bad Cop's debut record initially sounds like a lot of other garage/indie rock bands, but there's more to it. Listen to it several times over on repeat and zero in on the lyrics, the rhythm section, how the band fuses together into a single sonic entity, and you'll see why this band is one that needs to be on your radar. And though this album leans somewhat heavily on the alternative/punk formula, there are elements of '90s grunge, psychedelic rock, southern blues, and late '70s/early '80s post-punk under the surface. Once you've grooved on this album, be sure to pick up Bad Cop's later releases: "I Can't Slow Down EP," "Chicago Lady," and the near-perfect "The Light On (EP)."
I would recommend this to a friend