Teen Runnings – “Want You Bad”


Summery rocker “Want You Bad” meshes ’60s pop harmonies with a modern charm. The melodic, hooky effort comes from Japanese band Teen Runnings. A beach-set vibe is amplified by fun, accessible guitars and a suave vocal lead, with added twinkles during the “want you bad,” elevating the hookiness further. 02:30 sees an escalated guitar twang, helping bring this tidy effort to a satisfying close. Teen Runnings are definitely on my radar.

“Want You Bad” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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