LA-based duo Bad Wave (aka Tucker Tota and Patrick Hart) are sure to garner comparisons to Phoenix with vocals akin to the stylings of Thomas Mars. However, they seem more abstract than the French outfit. Add a dash of Hot Chip and a bit of Discovery and that might come closer to the new wave/synth pop sounds of Bad Wave.
The twosome’s new single “Look Out” hums with plenty of synth and vocal effects that could easily translate to the beach or dancefloor. Tota and Hart’s true expertise is in the addictive hook and inescapable melody.
Stream Bad Wave’s “Look Out” below and purchase at iTunes.