|2||Fake A Way|
|3||I R L|
|4||Any Other City|
|5||A Message To You, Eddie|
|6||Wake Up Factory Bouquet|
|7||I Don't Wanna Write An Email|
|10||No Fun In The Funhouse|
|11||I know You Would Do Anything For Love But What Would You Do For Me?|
On their second full-length album, 2015's Bad Sports, Miniboone deliver a master class in new wave songcraft and indie pop smarts, cramming the album full to the brim with sharp but effective melodic hooks, tough and artful guitar figures, elastic keyboard lines, precise stop-and-start rhythms, and arch but beautifully rendered harmonies. If you thought the kids in the honors classes didn't know how to have fun, then Miniboone would like you to give Bad Sports a spin and get a fresh perspective on this vital issue.
Album · 2015 · 11 Songs. Bad Sports Miniboone. Listen on Apple Music.
Bad Sports return with a jaw-dropping new 12 ! While the band hasn’t released anything in a couple of years, the individual members have been anything but idle during that time. Orville Neely continues his slow takeover of the world with rock juggernauts OBN III’s (who have released 2 albums in the past 2 years) while Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford’s band Video got signed to Jack White’s label Third Man Records, and has been touring ever since. Living With Secrets represents another definite step forward for Bad Sports. Moving away from both the ebullient punk/power pop of 2011’s Kings Of The Weekend, and the anything-goes grimy punk of 2014’s Bras, this 12 shows the band at their darkest, most powerful, and occasionally weirdest. The tone is dark, the lyrics are bleak and desperate, but the music is more dangerously catchy than ever.
To record their second LP, Miniboone (Tony Aquilino - bass, Craig Barnes - guitar/keys, Drew St. Aubin - drums, and Doug Schrashun - guitar) retreated from the skyrocketing rents of New York's inwardly advancing but still outer boroughs and decamped to an historic and reputedly haunted upstate manor with producer Travis Harrison (Built to Spill, Homosexuals, Dope Body).
Miniboone Bad Sports (Ernest Jenning Record C. Like a more lively and paired down version of Arcade Fire weaned on old XTC and Talking Heads records, New York’s Miniboone play a pretty charming brand of danceable indie pop. Their sophomore record, Bad Sports, is a nice step up from their 2013 debut.