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.”
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.
The newest recruits of Jump Start Records have been writing together since they were freshmen in high school. Now all these years later, the band is still booking their own shows, playing gigs with some of their favorite bands, and making a name for themselves in the midwest.
The band writes 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. 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”.
Stream “Be Brave” off Bad Planning’s split with A Semester Abroad here:
Fri, Oct 16 Halfway House- Aurora IL
FRI, OCT 22 -ST JUDES BENEFIT HOUSE SHOW- Hanover Park, IL
SAT, OCT 23 Tolerance Release Show (w/ Arcadia Grey, Superkick and more)- Chicago, IL – Life Looks Good – Pilsen DIY
Sun, Oct 31 – Ffaammoween 2021- (House Show) 1919 North Monticello Ave in Logan Square, Chicago**