Bad Things (band)

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Bad Things
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Indie pop, alternative rock, pop, indie rock, synthrock
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Labels Warner Bros.
Members Davis LeDuke
Jared Palomar
Anthony Sanudo
Lena Zawaideh
Shaun White

Bad Things is an American synthrock band composed of singer Davis LeDuke, bassist and former Augustana member Jared Palomar, guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer-vocalist Lena Zawaideh, and guitarist Shaun White.[1] Bad Things signed to Warner Bros. Records in the summer of 2013. Their LP, produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith), features the lead single "Anybody" released on August 13, 2013.[2] Bad Things' self-titled debut album was released on January 21, 2014, via Warner Bros. Records.

Music career[edit]

Bad Things consists of front man/lead singer Davis LeDuke, bass player Jared Palomar, guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer Lena Zawaideh and lead guitarist Shaun White, the professional snowboarder and skateboarder.[3] Shaun, Lena and Anthony grew up in North County San Diego, CA and have been friends for years. Jared and Davis joined this past year, and together, the band wrote a collection of songs for their debut, produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, The Vines).

The first offering from the album was "Caught Inside," which streamed on the band's SoundCloud. Bad Things played two shows in NYC - Popshop July 11 at Santo's Party House and Brooklyn Bowl on July 13 - followed by a Northeast and Midwest headlining run during a tour in the summer of 2013.[4]

2013—present: Early tours[edit]

Bad Things played their first New York City (NYC) show on July 11, 2013, at Santo’s Party House, sharing the bill with X Ambassadors and We Are Scientists.[5] This show also kicked off their first headlining tour which concluded on August 9 in Minneapolis.[6] Bad Things was chosen to replace Death Grips's set as one of the four headlining Saturday night slots at Lollapalooza in August 2013.[7]

The band released the digital single, "Anybody" on August 13, 2013.[8] The band's self-titled debut album is slated for release on January 21, 2014.[9] The album will include twelve tracks with two iTunes exclusive bonus tracks.[10]

In 2014 Bad Things also released one new song and two acoustic songs, these acoustic versions were of 'End of the Road' and 'Anybody'. These three tracks were available to download for free.[11] [12] All fans had to do was 'Like' the band on Facebook and 'Follow' them on Twitter and Instagram, each of the actions unlocked a track.


  • New York City tour (2013)
  • Lollapalooza (2013)
  • Firefly Festival (2014)


  • Bad Things (2014) [13]