LA band Bad Suns is a pop machine—they’re a quartet of teen-to-twenty-somethings with members who’ve been playing music since before puberty, and on their new Transpose EP (on SoCal pop-punk-indie label Vagrant) they’re writing songs equally inspired by the best of the alt-radio '80s and the hookiest hits of the ‘00s and ‘10s. Franz Ferdinand and Flock of Seagulls? A-ha and Foster The People? Sure, all this and more—singer Christo Bowman has an elastic voice dedicated specifically to discovering something you can sing along with, and his bandmates back him up with songs that would be summer hits already—except it’s only April. But get ready to hear Bad Suns everywhere you go sometime soon anyway.
Thu., April 10, 8 p.m., 2014