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About

www.badsoundsmagazine.com

editors // benjamin sand + thomas brady (2014-2015)

founder+publisher+art // ann sung-an lee

writers // eirik arlov, mark gravel, essi tam, tony leung,
dr. faustus, baba upanishama, erik moholdt
larry crust,
jason barker, don simon, lumi kartuuni/flying saucier, maurice rambaud,
sean melrose-aukema, linn halvorsrød, kaitlyn veronica, sadhu K.A.T. singh, and the infamous, RAIN

columnists // julia wallin, benjamin corrigan, tomi korhonen & ltsb

BS photographers // erik moholdt, morgan flament, karim mansour

bad artwork // ann sung-an lee
good artwork // kjetil tangen, einar lukerstuen
lomography // ghostkamera

| the ISSUES |

  1. ISSUE No. 1  // Feb 2012: TODD RUNDGREN + KK NULL/ZENI GEVA + BS GUIDE TO BY:LARM
  2. ISSUE No. 2 // March 2012: DAMO SUZUKI + RHYS CHATHAM
  3. ISSUE No. 3 // April 2012: LEWIS LOVELY + RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI
  4. ISSUE No. 4 // May 2012: MELT BANANA’S GUIDE TO TOKYO + PETEY DAMMIT (THEE OH SEES) + BITTER MAN’S GUIDE TO SADHUS
  5. ISSUE No. 5 // June 2012: NEIL HAGERTY/ROYAL TRUX + BS GUIDE TO BEIRUT
  6. ISSUE No. 6 // July 2012: R. STEVIE MOORE + STEVIE JACKSON (BELLE&SEBASTIAN)
  7. ISSUE No. 7 // Aug 2012: DAVID PAJO  + ØYA2013 COVERAGE
  8. ISSUE No. 8 // Sept 2012: DUSTIN WONG + NORWAY’S WORST BAND NAMES
  9. ISSUE No. 9 // Oct 2012: NORWAY’S BEST BAND NAMES
  10. ISSUE No. 10 // Nov 2012: SHINJI MASUKO (DMBQ/BOREDOMS) + OSLO WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
  11. ISSUE No. 11 // Dec 2012: MATTHEW HARTMAN (SIC ALPS) + KENNETH STORKåS + BEST NOR RELEASES 2012
  12. ISSUE No. 12 // JAN 2013: HELIOS CREED/CHROME
  13. ISSUE No. 13 // FEB 2013: HVEM FAEN ER THE ZUGLY? + BITTER MAN’S GUIDE TO OILANDIA (BYLARM SPECIAL PT. II)
  14. ISSUE No. 14 // MARCH 2013: KJETIL BRANDSDAL (NOXAGT)
  15. ISSUE No. 15 // APRIL 2013: STEIN OG JORD PLATEBAR
  16. ISSUE No. 16 // MAY 2013: TREMORO TARANTURA & BS IN BANGKOK
  17. ISSUE No. 17 // JUNE 2013: MARGO GURYAN
  18. ISSUE No. 18 // JULY 2013: GARY WILSON
  19. ISSUE No. 19 // AUG 2013: JACKSON SCOTT + ØYA 2013
  20. ISSUE No. 20 // SEPT 2013: GERILJA
  21. ISSUE No. 21 // OCT 2013: ELLIOTT SMITH RETROSPECTIVE
  22. ISSUE No. 22 // NOV 2013: HAUST
  23. ISSUE No. 23 // DEC 2013: BAD SOUNDS IN CUBA
  24. ISSUE No. 24 // JAN 2014: ETCH WEAR 20 YEARS
  25. ISSUE No. 25 // FEB 2014: NEVERMIND THE GRAMMYS (BEST OF NOR 2013)
  26. ISSUE No. 26 // MAR 2014: (Our Best Record Rating, Ever)
  27. ISSUE No. 27 // APRIL 2014: BS IN BUMFUCK, NOWHERE (IGNAROCK FESTIVAL)
  28. ISSUE No. 28 // MAY 2014: CARL MICHAEL “CZHRAL” EIDE (AURA NOIR/CADAVER/VIRUS) // RADIO BIRDMAN INTERVIEW
  29. ISSUE No. 29 // JUNE 2014: PRIMAVERA MUSIC FESTIVAL
  30. ISSUE No. 30 // JULY 2014:
  31. ISSUE No. 31 // AUG 2014: MOON RELAY
  32. ISSUE No. 32 // SEPT 2014: OSLO PSYCH FEST
  33. ISSUE No. 33 // OCT 2014: SUBSCENE
  34. ISSUE No. 34 // NOV 2014: HARABALL INTERVIEW
  35. ISSUE No. 35 // DEC 2014: EDITORS PICKS 2014
  36. ISSUE No. 36 // JAN 2015: ANOTHER BITTER YEAR
  37. ISSUE No. 37 // FEB 2014:
  38. ISSUE No. 38 // MARCH 2014: BYLARM
  39. ISSUE No. 39 // APRIL 2014: THE SADIES

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“In the current media-wide atmosphere of sheepish pandering to the hyper-inflated egos of modern pop stars and their handlers, the question is not whether there exists a writer with sufficient pluck to launch a Lester Bangs-type assault on these people — there are several — but rather what mainstream music magazine would be willing to print an overt attack on the dubious artistry of what constitutes, after all, the magazine’s chief commodity?

In the old days, of course, no one wrote about Bing Crosby or Sinatra the way Bangs often wrote about Lou Reed — which is to say, with absolute malice and complete disregard for one man’s carefully cultivated reputation. Neither did many critics make a living expounding on the chicanery and false pretenses that imbued much of the recording industry itself. But somewhere in the receding pipeline of history, right around the advent in the late 1960s of what was then touted by Tom Wolfe as New Journalism and what is now touted by its detractors in this renewed, sterile age of facts and “objectivity” as Bad Journalism, all that began to change.”

                                                                                                             Jim DeRogatis

From the wreckage of previous jaunts into music writing, occasional publications, eagerly followed blogs and general anti-hipster beliefs comes the start of a new foray into, well, all of the above. Two outsiders who had spent their prime years living in various destinations across the globe met in London in 2003, lived in Oslo until 2011 and decided since 2012 was going to be the end of the world anyway, we might as well pool our resources and try to start something short-lived and riotously fun. Hence Bad Sounds Magazine was spawned, from the mind of Ann Sung-an Lee. Having worked together on the now defunct NöMusicMedia, Ann asked along serial holidaymaker Ben ‘Sadhu’ Sand to help with editorial duties and a general bouncing ideas off position. Handpicking writers from all walks of life and sprawled across continents, the idea was to bring similar minded people together to explore the Nordic music scene while also lending a generous ear to whats happening in different scenes across the world.

Digging deep from years on the road with various bands, hundreds of concerts either attended or performed, gallons of beers drunk in abandon, plates of food discarded or wolfed down, countries explored from end to end, BAD SOUNDS are adamant that there are still gems hidden in all corners of the world. And we will attempt to uncover some of them. From the regular music review columns highlighting the good, the bad, and the muggy about the Nordic music scene, to travelogues written while wankered in locations bizarre, a studious approach to food dissection and assessment, and the ongoing search for interviews with peers, beggars in India, Dr John and anyone else who hasn’t kicked the bucket quite yet.

With a penchant for the strange in life, and equally confounding music collections, the contributors have summoned their various eccentricities and placed them all into an online cathartic volume that will grow in stature, depth and content with every passing month.

This is not the truth, it is just the makings of boredom and the downfall of being jaded. From this foundation let the beast arise!

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