Bad Veins is an indie rock duo from Cincinnati, Ohio, composed of Benjamin Davis and Jake Bonta. The band, originally featuring Davis and former member Sebastien Schultz, released their debut self-titled album on Dangerbird Records. Davis primarily writes the music, plays guitar and keyboard, and sings, while also recording backtracking music on a reel-to-reel tape player, nicknamed Irene. Bonta (and formerly Schultz) plays the drums. Davis also uses a megaphone and telephone to sing into, producing an unique sound. The band is known for dressing in vintage military clothing when performing––Davis' jacket belonging to his father who served in Vietnam. Army green and a rose design, similar to their debut album cover, were a visual staple when touring for the album. In 2008, Bad Veins won the first ever Target Music Maker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Their self-titled debut album was released on July 21, 2009. The first single off the album was Gold and Warm, which was used on Good Morning America’s Your Three Words segment on February 27, 2010. Dan Harris, an ABC News correspondent, named the debut the 7th best album of 2009 on ABC’s Amplified blog, calling it criminally overlooked and utterly fantastic. The USA Today blog Pop Candy named the last track on the album, Go Home one of the Top 20 Songs of 2009. In early 2013, Sebastien Schultz announced he will be leaving Bad Veins. Jake Bonta then joined, taking Schultz's place as drummer. Bad Veins announced ...
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