Doused in the essence of an anti-hero – balancing dark lyrics, bright guitar chords and keys, stern drumming, and pockets of an airy production – “Bathe in Black” takes its bleak, artistic inspiration and alters the perception towards a welcoming change.
During the last two years, Long Beach’s Bundy has risen to the top of the city’s thriving alternative music scene. Aside from putting on fiery live shows, the group has been releasing a steady stream of EPs, each more impressive than the last. So it’s no surprise that the band’s debut full-length Bastard Performer arrives as one of the best pieces of indie rock out of Southern California in recent memory. Bastard delivers the recording quality and polished production a band like Bundy deserves, and presents the quartet at their tightest. Here they’ve truly found their sound, and Bastard is absolutely brimming with driving rhythms, sophisticated guitar and vocals approaching such intensity that they sometimes sound like a personal exorcism. Songs like the vast, spacey title track or the lush “Kerosene” capture the band at the peak of their performance, crackling with a newfound electricity. It’s rare to hear a debut record that captures a band’s live presence so well, but Bastard Performer showcases Bundy’s rich and powerful style perfectly.
—Simon Weedn LA RECORD
From Long Beach, CA comes the four piece alternative rock group, Bundy. Led by the writers Hernan Serna (Lead Vocals, Guitar) and Johnny Lim (Guitar, Keys) both have their own unique style of writing taken from personal tragedy and experience. Mixed with the righteous rhythms from Mike Meza (Drums) and JB Vasquez (Bass) the band Bundy makes its passionate and lasting impression amongst their fans.
The band turn heads not only with the many different pop-culture connotations stemming from their name, but also with their explosive sound and string-snapping tirades about lost love and the disillusionment of young adulthood.
-Nate Jackson OC WEEKLY
Bundy is Nani Serna, Johnny Lim, Mike Meza, and JB Vasquez
Contact us at Bundytheband@gmail.com