The music of Boston’s Bad History Month can most aptly be described as “delightfully depressing,” and if you’re not really sure what those two words evoke, consider the title of the band’s new album: Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration Of Pessimysticism. Bad History Month is the project of Sean Bean, an elusive but influential figure in the Boston DIY scene who changes his name every now and then to ensure some level of anonymity. The last we heard from him was back in 2014, when Bad History Month released a split with Dust From 1000 Years that features the great, existential song “Staring At My Hands.” Today, Sean Bean announced that Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration Of Pessimysticism will be out 11/3 via Exploding In Sound, and the first single is called “Being Nothing.” On this song, Bean goes in on a topic he tends to obsess over throughout Bad History Month’s discography: What does it mean to be exist? It’s a lofty question, sure, but Bean’s pretty good at coming up with a few answers worth pondering. “I don’t know shit but I still exist,” he sings. Listen below.
Dead And Loving It: An Introductory Exploration Of Pessimysticism is out 11/3 via Exploding In Sound.