Monday, April 2, 2012

EIC's 10Q's w/ Bad Passion

"..oozing sleek, sexual, relaxing, and moody.."


Bad Passion
Apathetic Lust

Bad Pasion Bio:
 What if Low collaborated with Beach House to make an album of sultry super-slow R&B jams? Bad Passion's debut EP 'Doin' It Slow' answers that question, combining soulful vocal harmonies with hazy organ lines over synth bass and electronic drums. Equally indebted to Chillwave artists like Gayngs, Jj, and Nite Jewel, Bad Passion's music walks the line between tongue-in-cheek and dead seriousness. Their songs cover such subjects as stealing cars, lust in racquet sports, and how good they are at "getting results." There's also a saxophone, a Beach House cover, and an exploding sun in there. Bad Passion is Alt and Lesley, friends who recorded 'Doin' It Slow' in a bedroom in their house while they were living together in Toronto. Despite having only just begun in October 2011, Bad Passion has already made influential fans in the blogosphere, landing a coveted spot on tastemaking blog 20jazzfunkgreats' best of 2011 list. Alt also makes dark electronic pop as Digits in London, England.


Hello, how are you?
Hello. I am full of food and ready for bed.

What are you currently listening to?
Both Alt and I are really into the new Farragoes EP. Our friend Tom who plays in Gay is finally putting out his solo stuff and it is really great.

Is there a story behind the band name?
This song.

When and where did you guys meet/begin this project?
I think we met on Toronto Island when The Ghost Is Dancing were recording 'The Darkest Spark'. I joined that band and we spent a lot of time hanging out while on tour. When The Ghost is Dancing broke up, Alt moved into the house I was living in and we started talking about making some really slow jams. We spent a weekend in his bedroom and 'Doin' It Slow' resulted.

Who were/are your biggest influences when it came to sculpting your sound?
We had a lot. Alt got me into Low a few years ago and we starting sharing songs back and forth that we thought would be good songs to cover in a slowed down manner (like the Beach House cover we did). We liked the idea of mixing our voices but slowing things down and keeping them super sultry. I'd say we're equally influenced by folks like Gayngs, Jj, Nite Jewel and most things Chillwave.

Do you have a favorite song on your debut?
I think my favourite is "Your Ride". Alt sounds super sexy in it. I think Alt would say that his favourite is "Get Results". Next month you should expect to see a music video for Get Results featuring a pretty bad-ass bike gang.

If you could collaborate with any artist of your choosing, whom would it be with and why?
(the duo decided to skip this one, we'll go ahead and assume it's with someone pretty awesome;)

Any side projects/collabs we should know about?
Bad Passion is technically a side-project. Alt makes dark electronic pop music full time as Digits in London, England and I am a member of the noisy Electropop group Powers out of Toronto.

You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
I only need one song: Warren G's "Regulate" featuring Nate Dogg on repeat.

Are you living your dream?
Not yet, but I'm making it happen this year. Alt and I are going to continue making music together long distance with the plans of reuniting to record/play more live shows later on this year. It is going to be a really great time.

Thanx Lesley!

Bad Passion are currently working on a follow up to last years (somewhat under the radar/EIC's #26 album of 2011) 'Doin' It Slow'. On top of that the duo are also working hard on their other projects, busy-busy!...

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