Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good - Haunted Hearts

from the album Initiation (2014)

Haunted Hearts are a band consisting of the husband & wife garage rockers Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles) and Dee Dee Penny (Dum Dum Girls).  The song I dig most on their debut album, Initiation,  is Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good.

The song has fuzzed out guitars that - along with a driving drum beat - create a burned out, wall of noise that reminds me of a motorcycle imitating a motor boat.  This is the same kind of vibe that first attracted me to the Jesus & Mary Chain.

From this foundation, wonderfully intertwined vocals create a serpentine creature that I cannot help but lose myself in.  The song contains the memorable line:

It's alright
You can tie me up
If I can tie you down

I also really dig the descending keyboard riff that helps bring a friendly, pop sensibility to the tune and the clean guitar lead.  This is a well crafted, well performed song.

Click Here to listen to Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good on SoundCloud.


  1. Thanks for writing about my girl crush, Dee Dee Penny. Love her as a Dum Dum Girl. I listened to an interview with her, talking about this venture with her husband, and was anxious to hear it. Sounds great...

  2. If you like this, you should check out Crocodiles album Endless Flowers. On it, two of my favorite female vocalists - Hollie Cook and Dee Dee Penny - sing background vocals under the name Les Fleurs Du Mal Girl's Choir. Great stuff.


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