Bad Suns really should be on your radar. The LA-based quartet’s Transpose EP landed at number 41 on the Billboard 200 and their debut single “Cardiac Arrest” made major waves on alternative radio. Throw in high-profile tour support slots for Fitz And The Tantrums and, currently, The 1975 and you have a band on the cusp of a major commercial breakthrough.
Their material is certainly catchy enough to crossover to top 40 radio and the guys have even called on Betty Who‘s right-hand man Peter Thomas to remix new single “Salt”. He gives the already synth-strewn anthem an irresistible new wave sheen that conjures English bands like The Cure and Depeche Mode (in their happier moments). Listen to the winning dance overhaul after the jump.
Bad Suns On Tour: 4/10/2014: Santa Ana CA- Constellation Room** 4/16/2014: Los Angeles CA – Club Nokia^ 4/17/2014: San Francisco CA – The Fillmore^ 4/18/2014: San Francisco CA – The Fillmore^ 4/21/2014: Sacramento CA – Ace of Spades^ 4/23/2014: Portland OR – Roseland Theatre^ 4/24/2014: Seattle WA – Showbox^ 4/25/2014: Victoria BC – Sugar Nightclub^ 4/26/2014: Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre^ 4/28/2014: Edmonton AB – Starlite Room^ 4/29/2014: Calgary AB – Flames Central^ 5/1/2014: Winnipeg MB – Garrick Center^ 5/2/2014: Minneapolis MN – First Ave^ 5/3/2014: Madison WI – Orpheum^ 5/4/2014: Pontiac MI – Royal Oak^ 5/5/2014: Columbus OH – The LC Pavillion^ 5/6/2014: Toronto ON – Kool Haus^ 5/8/2014: New York NY – Terminal 5^ 5/9/2014: Providence RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel^ 5/10/2014: Boston MA – Royale^ 5/11/2014: Baltmore MD- Rams Head Live!^ 5/12/2014: Washington DC – 9:30 Club^ 5/13/2014: Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle^ 5/14/2014: Charlotte NC – The Fillmore^ 5/15/2014: Nashville TN – Marathon Music Works^ 5/16/2014: Gulf Shores AL- Hangout Fest^ 5/17/2014: St. Petersburg FL- Vinoy Park^ 5/19/2014: Jacksonville FL – Free Bird Live^ 5/20/2014: Ft Lauderdale FL – Culture Room^ 5/21/2014: Orlando FL – House of Blues^ 5/22/2014: Atlanta GA – Buckhead Theatre^ 5/23/2014: Birmingham AL- Bottletree^ 5/24/2014: Baton Rouge LA- Spanish Moon^ 5/26/2014: Houston TX- Bronze Peacock Room- HOB^ 5/27/2014: Dallas TX – HOB- Cambridge Room^ 5/28/2014: Tulsa OK- Cains Ballroom^ 5/29/2014: Dallas TX- House Of Blues Dallas^ 5/30/2014: Austin TX- Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater^ 6/01/2014: New Orleans LA- House of Blues^ 6/03/2014: Charleston SC- Music Farm^ 6/04/2014: Norfolk VA- The Norva^ 6/05/2014: Baltimore MD- Rams Head Live!^ 6/06/2014: New York NY- Mercury Lounge** 6/07/2014: Richmond VA- Strange Matter** 7/04/2014: Milwaukee WI- Summerfest** 7/05/2014: Sauget IL- Pop’s** 7/06/2014: Nashville TN- 3rd & Lindsley** 7/07/2014: Kansas City MO- The Riot Room** 7/09/2014: Minneapolis MN- 7th St Entry** 7/10/2014: Chicago IL- Schubas Tavern** 7/11/2014: Cincinnati OH- Bunbury Music Festival 7/12/2014: Sterling Heights MI- MO POP Fest 7/19/2014: Englewood CO- Fiddler’s Green Ampitheater
**headlining date ^ with The 1975
Do Bad Suns have a hit on their hands with this remix? Have your say in the comments below.
Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.