Bad History was over two years in the making. It incorporated songs from the original Scarlett EP, completely new tracks and even a cover track called ‘Stars’ from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The album covers quite a bit of ground from rock tracks with a tinge of a country sound to tracks like ‘Last Name’ that have a predominantly country sound and feel.
During the recording process the lineup changed several times. Mike Grant and Andrew Teeple handled all the Bass and Drum parts on the album. The guitar parts were tracked by Charlie Davis, John Ptak and Jon Durnell. Andrew Plassman joined the band in 2014 as the primary guitarist. Travis Gow plays the electric fiddle.
The album was recorded and mixed at Digitracks Recording Studios by Dan Middleton and produced by Ryan Sloan with Unboxed Records. The album was mastered by Mike Picotte.