PICS: Bad Suns at the Observatory North Park

Bad Suns and Carlie Hanson popped into the Observatory North Park recently for a stellar show.

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Always a welcome sight in San Diego, Bad Suns are currently on the road in support of their latest album, "Mystic Truth," which was released on March 22.
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Singer/songwriter Carlie Hanson -- whose singles boast more than 60 million Spotify streams -- opened the April 3 show.
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Originally from Woodland Hills, California, Bad Suns got their start in 2012.
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The band is comprised of Christo Bowman (pictured foreground), Gavin Bennett, Miles Morris and Ray Libby.
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The indie-rock quartet signed to Vagrant Records and released their debut full-length album "Language & Perspective" in 2014. (Libby pictured)
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During an interview, Bowman explained his influences: “I grew up with a lot of world music playing in the house. When I was 10, I started getting heavily interested in the guitar, and my dad began introducing me to his records from the '70s and the '80s. Initially Elvis Costello, then to the Clash, the Cure, and so on."
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"Language & Perspective" spawned the hits "Salt," "Cardiac Arrest" and "We Move Like the Ocean." (Bennett pictured)
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Bad Suns released their second album, "Disappear Here," on Sept. 16, 2016.
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In an interview, Bowman explained that he came up with the name of album while reading "Less Than Zero" by Bret Easton Ellis: "Maybe the second or third time the 'Disappear Here' billboard appears in the narrative, it sort of just hit me like a ton of bricks. It encapsulated absolutely everything."
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On Nov. 13, 2018 they announced that they had signed with Epitaph Records and released their first new music in over a year, "Away We Go," followed a couple months later by their new album.
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Currently signed to Warner Bros., Carlie Hanson has been on a meteoric rise since 2016 -- which she posted a cover of a Zayn song, "Pillowtalk," on YouTube as an entry into an iHeart Radio contest to see One Direction live in concert.
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She was immediately courted by labels, released six successful singles and went on tour with Troye Sivan and Kim Petras in 2018. In a review of one of those shows, Twin Cities Media wrote: "She's badass, she’s unapologetic, she’s poppy yet gritty, she's effortlessly cool, her music absolutely bangs, and she’s selfmade."
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Fans ate up all the action and with good reason -- the show was phenomenal! Come back soon, Bad Suns and Carlie Hanson!
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