Picked to Click 2015: Bad Bad Hats are Minnesota's best new music act

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Meet Bad Bad Hats, your 2015 Click to Pick champions

Way back in 1998, as the Clinton sex scandal raged and A Bug's Life forever changed the way we view ants, a new concept emerged: the Picked to Click Curse.

Coined by former CP writer Simon Peter Groebner, the P2C Curse explained the unsavory phenomenon of acts placing in our annual best new music poll, only to later succumb to total irrelevancy.

And, frankly, for a number of years the curse struck hard. Remember UberScenester, the Get Up Johns, and Yer Cronies? Of course you don't.

The past two editions of P2C have yielded much better results. In 2013, rapper Lizzo won top honors. She went on to rock Letterman, land a song on HBO's Girls, open for Sleater-Kinney, and ostensibly take over the goddamn world. Rapper Allan Kingdom claimed the P2C throne last year, a couple months ahead of performing his Kanye West collaboration, "All Day," live at the BRIT Awards alongside Yeezy himself.

Can we expect similar rap-god collabs from this year's winner, Bad Bad Hats? Unlikely! But the plucky indie-pop trio certainly won over our cast of more than 100 critics, photographers, promoters, and scenesters participating in the 25th edition of Picked to Click.

We think there's a bright future for Bad Bad Hats, who lead a 2015 class that's refreshingly dominated by women, includes one mystery band, and is hopefully free of supernatural career sabotage.

The Picked to Click class of 2015

  1. Bad Bad Hats (75 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  2. Bruise Violet (67 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  3. Eric Mayson (50 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  4. Daisy Chains (33 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  5. Uranium Club (32 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  6. Swimsuit Area (29 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  7. B.O.Y.F. (25 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  8. Gospel Machine (24 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  9. Matt Latterell (tied with 23 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  10. Bae Tigre (tied with 23 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  11. Aero Flynn (tied with 23 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

  12. Cherry Cola (21 pts.) — click here to read our profile.

    For way more 2015 Picked to Click content, click here to see our wAcKy number-crunching and click here to see the complete list of ballots.


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