He shreds guitar, too: Shaun White’s band drops first album

Shaun White and Jared Palomar of Bad Things played Lollapalooza last August

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No one can accuse two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White of being idle. In addition to claiming his spot at Sochi in both the halfpipe and snowslope events and adding the X Games back onto his competitive roster, the snowboarder’s rock band, Bad Things, has just released their self-titled debut album in stores today.

The skate- and snowboarding mogul plays guitar in the Los Angeles-based band, which silenced many skeptics when it played at smaller venues and festivals like Lollapalooza last summer.  

MTV’s Buzzworthy describes single "Lonely Eyes" as "a fast-driving yet shimmering rock anthem … with the indie edge of the Strokes or Tokyo Police club and interestingly, echoes of Morrissey." iTunes describes the album as "perfectly acceptable radio-ready recordings that are more than likely to catch your ear whether you’re a fan of winter sports or not." 

Just in time to add to your Sochi games soundtrack.

Take a listen for yourself: