We are excited to premiere ‘Throw,’ the new single by Chicago’s Bad Planning. It’s a complete rager of a song that gets the job done in 130 seconds with pop punk melodies, hardcore energy and plenty of singalong action. With a sound that encompasses equal amounts hardcore, emo, skate punk, and pop-punk, Bad Planning is a band that truly does things their own way. ‘Throw’ is taken off the band’s upcoming album ‘Et Fortes,’ out May 6 via Jump Start Records (pre-order).
The band says, “This record represents a lot of growth for our band; past sound blending with new sound, and longtime bandmates with new ones. Writing this record gave us a sense of purpose during lockdown, and we can’t wait to share it. You’ll hear a wide range of influences and a sound the blurs the line between pop punk and melodic hardcore. These are songs about our lives in 2021.”
The band used to write with a sound that runs in the same vein as their fellow Chicago-based influences such as Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, and The Lawrence Arms. But in 2019 they released “Splitting Hairs” alongside Chicago band A Semester Abroad, bringing on a heavier side with singles “Be Brave” and “Actors”. The band continued to promote the split and play shows while writing their first full release, “Et Fortes”. The four-piece, consisting of Alex Crook, Jack Coombs, Aaron Hornback, and Miles Schuett, teamed up with Jump Start Records in May 2021, sharing a strong DIY ethos and love for punk rock. The band looks to continue playing shows in and outside of their local scene, developing their sound for future releases.
Check out the single below or on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp or Soundcloud.