Bad Breaks

by Bad Breaks

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"At its best, 'Bad Breaks' is dangerously sexy grooves, precise playing, and a naively weary narrator caught between glimpses of love and waves of stultifying heat." — James Courtney, "San Antonio Current"

"Indie-rock that pretty much ignores categories while drawing from pop, jazz, straight-up rock and combinations thereof. Songs including 'Victoria,' 'Won't Come Home' and 'Red Lips' are clever and catchy and prove Kerr has done a fine job of nurturing his musical baby." — Jim Beal Jr., "San Antonio Express-News"

"'Chapter and Verse' features a simple electric-keys riff that the San Anto outfit uses as a vehicle to shred. There's brutal, honest emotion latent in the lyrics ('I don't want to hear the words you carefully rehearsed/ Still you give them to me chapter and verse') that the band reflects in their visceral approach towards the song's ending, when all lets loose into one of the heaviest highlights of the album." — KRTU 91.7 FM Indie Overnight Blog


released August 4, 2012

All songs written by Chuck Kerr
Produced by Jaime Rader and Chuck Kerr
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jaime Rader
Additional recording by John Dailey and Edwin J. Stephens

Chuck Kerr: Vocals, Drums, Piano, Rhodes, Percussion
Alex Wash: Piano, Rhodes, Background Vocals
Marcus Rubio: Electric Guitar
Ryan M. Teter: Electric Bass, Trombone

Alex Sutherlin: Tenor Saxophone on "Get it Right," “Something True,” and “The Way Things Are”
Andrew Maley: Double Bass on “Something True”
Meg Lobasso: Cello on “Won’t Come Home” and “Something True”
Stomps and claps on “Something True” by John Dailey, Rosendo Flores, Nicolette Good, Chuck Kerr, Meg Lobasso, Chris Maddin, Libby Wardlaw, Ashley Williams, and Elizabeth Williams

Band photography by Josh Huskin
Studio photos and album design by Chuck Kerr

Thanks: Jaime Rader, John Dailey, Edwin J. Stephens, Chris Maddin, Matt Thomas, Chris Guerra, Jackson Albracht, Cody Brown, Joe Reyes, Jackson Floyd, J.D. Swerzenski and everyone at KRTU 91.7 FM, Stephen Castro, Scott Andreu, Nicolette Good, Eva Mueller, Kevin Sanchez, Leonard Rader, Greg Harman, Enrique Lopetegui, Jeremy Martin, Adam Coronado, Deric Wynne, Dante Schwebel, Tess Brunet, Gordon Raphael, David Conarroe and everyone at C&C Custom Drums, Libby Wardlaw, Melissa Malick, Brent Evans, Ashley Lindstrom, Victoria Echeverri, John Rankin, Audra Menconi, We Leave at Midnight, Mission Complete!, Cartographers, Blowing Trees, Education, Morris Orchids, The Hawks (of holy rosary), Hacienda, Jasper’s Cast and Ronald Ray Gun, The Rich Hands, Megafauna, Daniel Hart, 502 Bar, Limelight Music + Drinks, Broadway 5050, Mod Pad, Jeff Ryder’s Drum Shop, and Myrtle.

Extra special thanks to our families and all our friends, and everyone who supports local music. This record is dedicated to my dad, Charlie, who gave me my first drum lesson.

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