The improv duo Bad Secrets delivers dark, weird, and hypnotic jams on their debut release. The band, comprised of Evan Patterson (Young Widows) and Dan Davis (Kodan Armada), is built around a guitar-vocal-and-drums foundation. Conceived, recorded, and mixed over three weekends in late 2007, the lo-fi nature of this seven-track mini-album works to Bad Secrets' advantage, setting an overall mood of drunken, haunted desperation. Patterson's unique and twisted guitar twang mixes with distant howls and Davis's rumbling, primal drum work. Bad Secrets successfully channels the energy and soul of blues, the mesmerizing spirit of shoegazer and psychedelia, and the harsher "dropped out of life" elements of desert rock. Seven varied songs (none over three-and-a-half minutes long) are crammed onto this unique nine-inch vinyl record, which comes with an accompanying CD of the same tunes and is housed in a silk-screened jacket hand-made by the band members themselves.