Every week or so, a song by Cincinnati Indie Pop duo Bad Veins comes on my iPod and I wonder, "When will there be new Bad Veins," because it feels as if I've been listening to those same dozen or so songs (great as they are) for the last 25 years. But drummer Sebastien Schultz and singer/guitarist/songwriter Benjamin Davis haven't been lazy; they've been busy, hard at work on their sophomore full-length. The band will no longer be on Dangerbird Records (home of its debut), instead signing with Austin, Tex.-based label/management company Modern Outsider. Bad Veins' The Mess We've Made is due in stores April 24.
In the meantime, the band's excellent single (from its debut), "Gold and Warm," is featured on the soundtrack to the new sci-fi thriller Chronicle. The song is included in the film as well as on the soundtrack album from Milan Records. The Chronicle soundtrack also features songs by M83, STRFKR, Deastro and Simian Mobile Disco. Chronicle hits theaters Feb. 3. Here's the original video for the Bad Veins golden oldie: