BADBADNOTGOOD Releases Fifth Studio Album ‘Talk Memory’

Today, Canadian ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD releases its highly anticipated psychedelic jazz album Talk Memory, out now. The release of the band’s fifth studio album is also coupled with an accompanying video for “Love Proceeding,” and follows singles “Signal From the Noise,” and “Beside April”, composed in conjunction with legendary Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai and featuring iconic drummer/producer Karriem Riggins (J Dilla, Madlib). The black and white video directed by Jamal Burger portrays the bond between two brothers looking after themselves while their mom works late.

Talk Memory, the band’s first album with XL Recordings in partnership with Innovative Leisure, features 9 new songs and includes musical contributions from Arthur Verocai, Karriem Riggins, Terrace Martin, Laraaji and acclaimed harpist Brandee Younger, who has worked with Moses Sumney and Thundercat. Sporting visuals from Virgil Abloh, whose design firm Alaska-Alaska™ designed the cover for Talk Memory, the album is an evolution focused on collaboration and the magic of improvised live performance. The band also recently performed at Virgil Abloh’s Met Gala afterparty where they jammed with Kid Cudi. Demonstrating emotional and poetic progress, the new album is an aural odyssey and a heartfelt expression of joy for the music and community the band considers itself lucky to inhabit.

Of the album, BBNG says: “It took a year or two of just living life to get to the place where the creative process was exciting again and once we actually went in to the studio it was the most concise recording and writing process we’ve ever had. We hope that the improvised studio performances bring the listener closer to our live experience.”

In support of the album’s release, BADBADNOTGOOD will embark on a run of tour dates in North America, Canada and Europe all set to take place in 2021 and 2022.




Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/08/21 – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
12/09/21 – Edmonton, AB @ Midway
12/10/21 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
12/12/21 – Victoria, BC @ Capitol Ballroom
12/13/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/17/21 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
12/18/21 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
12/19/21 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell
12/22/21 – Toronto, ON @ History




03/07/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
03/08/22 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
03/10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/11/22 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
03/12/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
03/14/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale
03/16/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
03/18/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/19/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/22/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
03/24/22 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
03/25/22 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
03/26/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall




11/18/22 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia
11/19/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
11/21/22 – Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
11/22/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
11/24/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
11/25/22 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
11/28/22 – Vienna, AT @ Ottakringer Brauerei
11/29/22 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
11/30/22 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra
12/02/22 – Utrecht, NL @ Ronda
12/03/22 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
12/04/22 – Cologne, DE @ CarlswerkVictoria
12/06/22 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
12/07/22 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
12/09/22 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
12/10/22 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
12/11/22 – Bristol, UK @ Academy 1
12/13/22 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU