The duo, consisting of Cari Rae & Jordy Asher, relocated from their native Florida to Brooklyn to record the album. They tapped producer Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, Spoon) to helm the sessions.
"The Bad Ones" follows their debut EP Dark Roots, released last November. The release of Dark Roots earned the band early praise, with Stereogum designating BLONDS as a "Band To Watch," deeming the band "rousing and expansive in sound, wistful and sanguine in lyric." Paste praised their "slow burning, intimate pop," while Prefix gravitated toward their "absurdly catchy melodies and romantic vibes". Consequence of Sound remarked that the EP has "a cohesive blend of sounds that lead to one roller coaster of a listening experience."
BLONDS are currently plotting a summer tour, with dates to be announced soon.
Checkout the track "Run" below, enjoy;
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