BAEBLE FIRST PLAY: 'No Good' by Battle Tapes
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 05, 2017

  • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch



From the band who have been synced in various movie trailers, TV shows, and video games including Girls, Grand Theft Auto V, Lucifer, Now You See Me, and Need For Speed 2015, we bring you the latest electronic jam, "No Good." Battle Tapes are an LA-based electro-synth pop band who produce super intense, vibey dance music with a dark edge. Their impressive list of syncs makes sense, because this Joywave-esque song makes me want to speed down the highway in a really nice car.

Josh Boardman (vocals/guitar/synth) talked to Baeble about the song, "'No Good' was one of those songs that kind of came out of nowhere, but showed up exactly when we needed it to. When we started writing for this EP I was dealing with a bout of writers block and as a band we found ourselves wrestling with a bit of creative paralysis. We knew we wanted this EP to have a different perspective than the last album, but weren't sure what that actually looked like. Not a total rethink - just more of a nuanced shift in feel."

He continued to tell us how they dealt with the writer's block, "So we decided to head out to Palm Springs to get away from the distractions and noise of LA. We rented a house, set up a couple little workstations and invited a few of our artist friends to come out for a couple of days at a time. After they'd leave we'd digest what we had all come up with. It was in one of those late nights after the house was empty and things were really still and settled after being a buzz with energy all day that I was strumming an acoustic guitar over a simple hypnotic synth loop, and 'No Good' very earnestly revealed itself."
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