Bad Bad Hats Have Sweet Sweet Dance Moves

Minneapolis-based Bad Bad Hats released their debut EP, It Hurts, in 2013 shortly after vocalist Kerry Alexander and guitarist Chris Hoge graduated from Macalester College. Their label’s website hints at what makes the band’s sound so satisfying: it “honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity, [and] through it all, Alexander’s unflinchingly sincere lyrics cut to the emotional heart of things.” The juxtaposition of sincerity and frivolity defi...

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