Bad Bad Hats


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Bad Bad Hats
Wide RIght EP
WAV Files (Short EP): $3
Bad Bad Hats
Automatic (Piano Version)
WAV Files (Single): $1
Bad Bad Hats
Lightning Round
WAV Files: $10
Bad Bad Hats
Psychic Reader
WAV Files: $10
Bad Bad Hats
It Hurts
WAV Files (EP): $5



"superb d├ębut."
The New Yorker

"9.0 ... The album proves to be unpredictable from track to track, adding splashes of crunchy garage-rock where others would've gone full-blown syrupy. Bad Bad Hats have concocted an effervescent record worthy of refill after refill."

"Addictive hooks with melodic nods imbued with wistful lyricism and retro guitar riffs."
- Interview Magazine

"Pop verses give way suddenly to a choppy, plugged-in bridge and chorus, which Alexander sings both sweetly and with fists up."

"Clever, fresh, and earnest."
- 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."
- The Fader


Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, MN. Their music is rooted in classic pop songwriting, with elements of nineties rock influence and an overall lightheartedness. Kerry (guitar, vocals), Chris (bass), and Con (drums) have toured the country several times in their trusty minivan, sampling the best local cuisine along the way. They have toured with The Beths, Margaret Glaspy, The Front Bottoms, Hippo Campus, and Third Eye Blind, among others. The band has released two full-length albums, Psychic Reader (2015) and Lightning Round (2018). The Hats are hard at work finishing a third album.


Ian Anderson // Afternoon Records

Bad Bad Hats

Sarah Avrin // Girlie Action

Ian Anderson // The Math Team

Photos by Zoe Prinds-Flash