Bad Looks just announced a new song, “Algorithm & Blues,” out November 15 on their new album, EP II.
“The trash fire of the last few years has been a result and the climax of the social media hole we’ve been digging for ourselves since Facebook left colleges and headed for the suburbs,” the band says. “All of these feelings of insecurity about the state of the world and our fear of missing out on less-dark timelines have been exacerbated by Instagram and Facebook and Twitter and Snapchat rewiring our fucking brains to be more insecure and have more of a fear of missing out, and that’s just when they’re not updating their algorithms to keep us more and more isolated in our own little thought and news bubbles. This song ignores the political aspect and focuses on the narcissism at the heart of our obsession with liking and following. The lyrics are a dialogue between a consumer and creator of content and how the relationship dynamic shifts and eventually deteriorates when one realizes they don’t need the other to add meaning to their life.”
Bad Looks was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 2017 by vocalist/guitarist Alessandro Pulisci (At Our Heels) and drummer Denny Connolly, and was shortly thereafter cemented with the addition of bassist/vocalist Lafayette Kartchner. The trio released their first self-titled EP in 2018. More recently, Bad Looks contributed a track from this debut EP to the soundtrack of 2019 horror film, Bliss, which also features the likes of Doomriders and Electric Wizard, among others.
EP II was recorded and mixed by Michael Craver at Palmquist Studios and mastered by Bill Henderson (who has also worked with bands like Hollow Earth, Misery Signals, and New Found Glory) at Azimuth Mastering. The album will be released digitally on November 15th. Preorder the album here.
At its core, EP II focuses on themes of post-modern existential dread and social media’s influence on culture, and musically sees the band expanding their horizons into more melodic and simultaneously ferocious territory.