“Perhaps he was naive, or disgusting. Perhaps even disgustingly naive. / He thought little of the lives of those he saw walking the streets of his city, his city that he loved more than anyone of matched DNA. / It was on those dark autumnal Fridays that he allowed a few hours to be devoted to the carnal wonders of the world. / The glittered nametag spelling out Venus in bad emboldened cursive. She’s not wearing any furs. / The approach is where the smoothness happens, / Where his gothic French mind reaches through and taps a well paid muse on the glossy shoulder.”“Venus Infers” by Bad Ties
Today’s Avent Calendar feature is Bad Ties! Based out of Asheville, North Carolina, Bad Ties was created in 2017 by Producer Jacob Moran and Poet Garland Wells. After releasing two albums, the group grew to include Bassist Billy Reed. The trio released two full-length records, including 2019’s Music 4 No One: Vol. 1. Along with resident Saxophonist Jason Chrisman, Bad Ties is currently working on Music 4 No One: Vol. 2, due to be released in early 2021.
“Venus Infers” is Bad Ties’ latest release, and also the first single of the forthcoming record. The track takes wordplay to a new level with an experimental mix of spoken word, jazz, and post-punk to create a brand new style of beat poetry.
“After the derailing devastation to the DIY scene that came with the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ties took some time off to pursue school and personal projects. In late 2020, the band got back together to record an entry in Holy Crap Records’ Holiday Songwriting Contest” titled “Christmas with Holly.”
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