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The ranch dressing of music blogs by Brady Gerber.

bad tuner on Bandcamp.

Rating: 3.5 out of 4.

I meant to write about bad tuner back when “24 hours” came out but was so aw-struck by their attempt to write an MFA take on Moby that I had to spend a few weeks recovering my breath and eyesight. Some washed Gen X executive probably watched this music video and now thinks that this and Euphoria are how all teens look and talk. Trying to catch up now with “repeat to fade” ahead of bad tuner’s new EP out tomorrow. “24 hours” is more attention-grabbing, like your second college roommate who would go out of their way to tell people that they didn’t give a duck about what they thought. (Youth of the world: Your love of Uncut Gems is not interesting.) “repeat to fade” is the more successful song. Pollena is a nice foil for this style of song-making; she’s the calm warning sign to keep your cool before jumping off that cliff into the great glossy global malaise. I love dance music that kills in a club and soundtracks my lonely yet peaceful evening walks around the parts of Los Angeles only filled by visitors.

-Brady Gerber

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