Oakland's Bad Visuals are following their self-released, Jack Shirley-recorded 2019 debut LP Petaluma with a new EP, Ravel, on April 30 via Acrobat Unstable, the relatively new North Carolina DIY label that just keeps signing awesome bands (like Stars Hollow, Hazing Over, awakebutstillinbed, Carpool, and more). The new EP was recorded by Sam Pura (who's in the new Heavy Heavy Low Low offshoot Bone Cutter and has worked with Hundredth, Basement, The Story So Far, and more), and the band says they went for a "louder, darker, fuzzier" sound this time around, and that definitely comes through in the music. The production is bigger and cleaner, the band sounds tighter, and their songwriting has made a noticeable progression.
"The four of us have slowed down and grown melodically since [Petaluma]," the band says. "Ravel is a cohesive collection of tracks taking aim at making the listener feel more."