“They exist in a stratosphere of their own.” – The Fader
Bitchin’ Bajas is a band operated as a side-project by Cooper Crain, guitarist/organist of the band Cave, alongside Dan Quinlivan and Rob Frye. The ambient trio emerged from Chicago’s improv-experimental scene in 2010 with their debut, Tones & Zones, and quickly made a name for themselves with their melding of repetitive grooves, non-Western polyrhythms, and tonalities. Bitchin’ Bajas have subsequently recorded nearly a dozen more albums and performed live in collaboration with artists including Natural Information Society, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Olivia Wyatt. Their most recent album, Bajascillators, was released in 2022.