BAD KIDS TO THE FRONT is:
POST TEEN DRAMA is a conceptual/story record that Gabi Gant (former Bad Kids member) and I came up with in February of 2013. It is a story that involves teens, drugs, sex, death, rebuilding, and the flaws of society. The message behind it is ultimately that there is so much amazing stuff in life, so enjoy yourself, but don't mess yourself up in the process.
"My god, I'm tripping!"
-Kliph Scurlock (The Flaming Lips)
"A rare feat, but it sure as hell succeeds"
-Nathan Cardiff (I Heart Local Music)
"a fantastic album that evokes quite interesting feelings and portrays a unique image, exactly what I enjoy!"
- Spreading Roots
"Really like it"
-Josh Thomas (C V L T S, High Diving Ponies)
"The album is amazing, man"
- Lee Putney (Music Band)
"Damn son, good stuff"
- Jordan Knorr (Merlin)
"This is Awesome"
- Marcus Eads (Sunup Recordings)
"Pretty far out album"
-Tony Freijat (Daytime Party)
RECORDED from January 2013-June 2013.
RELEASED via You Are Already Dead Records on CD-r, Illuminated Paths digitally, and 808 New York Tapes on C-120 Cassette.
YAAD022, IP015, 808NY008
NOTE: This album is a fictional story, not based on any living people, if you notice similarities to people living or dead, that is a coincidence (or something like that). We do not condone the taking of drugs. Don't ask us.
released 05 July 2013
Drew Smith - Guitar, Bass, Synthesizers, Drums, Vocals, Piano, Banjo
Evan Herd - Guitar, Bass, Drums
Mark Osman - Drums
Andrew Wacker - Drums
Indigo Bahn - Vocals on Tracks 2, 6 and 7
Michael Bennett - Guitar on Tracks 5 and 9
Gabi Gant - Writing
Mastered by Quinton Cheney at Chez Panda Basement Studios.
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Drew Smith and Mark Osman.
Studio assistance by Rolf Petermann, Andrew Frederick, Bobby Sauder, Danny Barkofske, Evan Herd, and Chris Luxem.
Recorded at Seedco Studios, Studio B, The Analog Room and Little Kingdom in Lawrence, KS.
All songs written and performed by Bad Kids To The Front.
All lyrics, stories, and narratives written by Drew Smith and Gabi Gant.
Recorded via 8 Track Mixer at Seedco, 8 Track Mixer at The Analog Room, Tascam 2 Track Recorder, and Fischer Price Cassette Recorder.
Cover photo: Liza Gant, photographer ???*
*Used with permission
"Millions Of Stars In Your Eyes"
Riot Meadows (Steve Targo) - Soundscape Magic
Steve Targo's contribution was recorded at his apartment in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Y[our] Fri[end] (Taryn Blake Miller) - Vocals
Taryn's contribution were recorded at Little Kingdom in Lawrence, KS by Drew Smith.
"Run, Rabbit, Run"
Bobby Sauder - Vocals
Chris Luxem - Vocals
Danny Barkofske - Vocals
Ben Sauder - Vocals
The Karma Vision guy's contribution was recorded live at Seedco Studios in Lawrence, KS by Drew Smith, Bobby Sauder and Danny Barkoske.
Nevhar Anhar (Derek Bendel) - Tenor Saxophone
Derek's contribution was recorded in the Gallagher Hall Practice Rooms at California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pennsylvania.
Residual Ghosts (Dwayne Parker) - Psycho Acoustic Recording
Dwayne's contribution was recorded at the Crabtree Valley Mall (near the 3rd exit by the food garden) in Raleigh, NC.
"Mata Atode Aimashou"
Blue Meanie (Rafael Grafals) - Synths, Field Recordings
Rafael's contribution was recorded at his apartment and on Ocean Ave. in Brooklyn, NY.
20013 (Erik Hurtado) - Gameboy Synthesizer
Erik's contribution was recorded at his home in Melilla, Spain.
We do not own any samples used on this record.
THANK YOU's: Quinton Cheney, Gabi Gant, Rolf Peterman, Bobby Sauder, Andrew Frederick, Liza Gant, Rebecca Gant, Michael Bennett, Chris Luxem, Andrew Wacker, Steve Targo, Will Gunnerson, Steve Herd, Taryn Blake Miller, Shane Smith, Kathy Smith, Daniel Barkofske, Ben Sauder, Indigo Bahn, Dwayne Parker, Charles McVey, Brandon Locher, James Miller Krištofik, Derek Bendel, Erik Hurtado, Rafael Grafals, Christian Filardo, Wes Ables, Evan Kolacny and everyone else that helped support and make this project possible.