August 21, 2012

RAVE’S FAVE: The Vaccines – Bad Mood

Come Of Age is a perfect title for The Vaccines forthcoming album. The band promised us a true evolution on the follow-up to their debut album that we truly loved. Long time B3SCI readers might remember that we were among the band’s original US supporters. When Mike from B3SCI and I caught them at The Satellite in LA during their first tour in America, prior to their UK album release, he turned to me and said they were really good, but wondered if they could nail the follow-up. They did by a longshot! ‘Coming of age’ can mean becoming boring, but not here. The Vaccines still sound like The Vaccines, but there is more variety this time. I’ve already posted their awesome “Teenage Icon” single, and there are many good choices on the album worthy of “fave” status. I’m going with “Bad Mood”, which is one of the harder tracks. It smokes, and features some of the hottest guitar we’ve heard from Freddie Cowan. B3SSCI will again be joining me when they play at the sold-out Troubadour here in LA next month. The band used to play short sets because they didn’t have enough songs. Now they can play originals for an hour and have all winners. By Bruce Rave

The Vaccines – Bad Mood

The Vaccines (Official)

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