Bad Bad Hats Unveils New Single: “9AM” (Remaster)

Bad Bad Hats

Unveils New Single: “9AM” (Remaster)

The Current “The Local Show” On-Air Feature, Jan 29

It Hurts EP (10th Anniversary Edition) Reissue

Out THIS Friday via Bad Bad Hats/Afternoon Records

A-Side Remastered EP // B-Side Demos of all Five Songs

Available Digitally + On Vinyl for the FIRST Time Ever!

It Hurts EP (10th Anniversary Edition) pre-order

Singles: “9AM” (Remaster) | “Super America” (Remaster) | “It Hurts” (Demo)

Photo Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash 

Today, Minneapolis indie rockers Bad Bad Hats the “9AM” (Remaster) single just ahead of the new It Hurts EP (10th Anniversary Edition), a special reissue of their debut release due out this Friday. The brand new collection features the special remastered version of their debut It Hurts EP + demos of all 5 songs and marks the first time the debut EP will be available on vinyl, as well as being released digitally.

Listen / Share: “9AM” (Remaster)

Earning acclaim from FLOODEarmilkWomen That RockNorthern TransmissionsWe All Want Someone To Shout For and more, Bad Bad Hats are masters of simplicity, pairing unshakeable pop hooks with classic indie sounds. Defined by a balance of sweet and sour, their music honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity. The common thread across their catalog is Alexander’s unique lyrical voice and the joyful exuberance the band brings to their songwriting and their live shows.

The band has shared stages with The Beths, Hippo Campus, Michelle Branch, Third Eye Blind, The Front Bottoms, and many others. The band will celebrate the It Hurts EP (10th Anniversary Edition) release with a hometown throwdown concert on February 4 at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry. The show will be a double-header (early show and late show), with special guest Beemer.

Bad Bad Hats was formed in 2012 by Kerry Alexander (vocals/guitar/lyrics) and Chris Hoge (guitar/bass). They have released three full-length albums (Psychic Reader (2015), Lightning Round (2018), and Walkman (2021)) and two EPs, including their much-loved debut, It Hurts (2013), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this January. “It Hurts” (Demo)

It Hurts (10th Anniversary Edition) EP art | Hi-Res Download

Acclaim for Bad Bad Hats

“… programmed to fire all neural pathways associated with carefree indie rock fun.

But beware: These lyrics will bite.” – NPR

“terse, honest lyrics suggest a weathered wisdom.”  The New Yorker

“Vocalist/guitarist Kerry Alexander’s pure voice might be called “sweet” or “childlike,” but

her innocence is belied by her apt songwriting, which translates her experiences into

poignant, universal stories.” – Pitchfork

“A gritty two-and-a-half minutes of wobbly bass, wailing guitar, and front woman Kerry Alexander’s slinky vocals, it is a blast—and there is more like this to come.” – FADER

“artfully construed guitar-pop” – Stereogum

” …meshing of dreamy synth beats, distorted guitar, and Alexander’s serene croon bouncing over hand claps make it the perfect, dreamy-pop summer soundtrack.”- PAPER

“boasting an abundance of both ear-catching guitar parts and vocal hooks that are so

infectious you’d be hard pressed not to sing along.” – Guitar World

“Bad Bad Hats Deliver Magnetic Pop Hooks” – PASTE

“Bad Bad Hats waft in like an autumnal breeze, cozy and relaxing […] like Wilco

jamming on a Chuck Berry number.” – AV Club

It Hurts (10th Anniversary Edition) tracklist:

1. It Hurts (Remaster)

2. Super America (Remaster)

3. Secrets Are No Fun (Remaster)

4. 9AM (Remaster)

5. A Bout (Remaster)

6. It Hurts (Demo)

7. Super America (Demo)

8. Secrets Are No Fun (Demo)

9. 9AM (Demo)

10. A Bout (Demo)

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