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Stream Bad Sports’ ‘Bras’ Album, a Filthy Love Letter to ’70s New York Punk

Follow-up to 2011's 'Kings of the Weekend' due August 27 via Dirtnap Records

Bad Sports consciously channel the grimy spirit of late 1970s New York City on their upcoming third album, Bras. The Texan garage-punk trio — composed of OBN IIIs’ Orville Neeley (guitar/vocals), Daniel Fried (bass/vocals), and Gregory Rutherford (drums) — count vintage CBGB regulars such as the Dictators, the Dead Boys, and Television among the inspiration behind their latest bubble-crud effort. Produced by Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke (of fellow Denton misfits the Marked Men), the 12-track LP also wallows in ’50s swoon (“Free Spirit”), celebrates power-pop enthusiasm (“Terrible Place”), and surges with proto-punk grit (“Eddie Bender”). Elsewhere on the record, Bad Sports claim they “don’t wanna live a life back in time,” but Bras communicates the exact opposite — it’s a filthy, broken-down jukebox that doubles as a time machine. Stream it below.

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