Switching things up today. We would like to introduce you to our close friends who play in an incredible band, Triathalon. We have known these guys for awhile now and we have watched them grow from a small musical group into a talented band with a national presence. We are honored to have been working with Triathalon at various launch parties and events dating back to 2011 when Aint-Bad was founded.

Image by : Isabel Lewis

Photo by : Isabel Lewis

Since its inception, independent music has always possessed certain aggressive, energetic connotations regardless of sub-genre or style. It’s always interesting, then, when a band like Triathalon emerges and resists these conventions. Nothing about the band has ever seemed aggressive, and the most energetic songs on their sophomore full-length Nothing Bothers Me merely nod like an approving parent. In place of punch, Triathalon offers so much more—atmosphere, mood, and melodic depth.

Nothing Bothers Me is as passive as it is placid, but it’s as big (if not bigger) than anything else independent music might produce—not necessarily because of its emotion or intensity, but because of its bottomlessness.

Triathalon is a three-piece ensemble based out of Savannah, GA. Their sound carries the basis of motown / surf sounds with a dark twist of experimental sketchiness.

Triathalon’s second full-length album Nothing Bothers Me will be out November 13th, 2015 on Broken Circles Records.  

Listen to their second single off their new album here: 

Also take a look at triathalon’s upcoming winter tour route here : 

October 31st – Gainesville @ The Fest
November 1st – Tampa @ New World Brewery
November 2nd – Atlanta @ The Mammal Gallery
November 3rd – Nashville @ Betty’s Grill
November 4th – Chicago @ The Empty Bottle
November 5th- Kalamazoo @ Bells
November 6th- Detroit @ The Garden Bowl
November 7th – Cleveland @ Mahalls
November 9th – New York @ Cake Shop
November 10th – Brooklyn @ Baby’s All Right
November 11th – Boston @ Out of The Blue Too
November 13th- Washington @ Songbyrd
November 14th – Richmond @ Sound of Music
November 15th – Charlotte @ The Odd Room
November 16th – Charleston @ Royal American
November 17th – Athens @ Caledonia Lounge
November 18th – Macon @ The Oglethorpe Artist space
November 19th – Milledgeville @ Black Bird
November 20th – Savannah @ Hangfire

Be sure to catch Triathalon if they come to a city near you.

Follow them on Instagram @Triathalon for more updates.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Robert Lyons
International Limited Residency MFA Photography Program Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Portland, Oregon

Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Robert Lyons lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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