I have a fever and the only prescription is MORE BIG BUSINESS.
Yes, Jared and Coady, the two-headed monster behind sludge-rock titans Big Business (and rhythm section for The Melvins) are at it again, this time adding guitarist Toshi Kasai into the mix for their new album Mind The Drift (out April on HydraHead). Make that a three-headed monster.
Now featured on their MySpace page, “Gold and Final” from Mind The Drift is a twisting, remorseful tune with righteous low guitarmonies and Jared’s signature howling bellow. While you’re there, might as well continue on to “The Drift,” a big, surly, fart-y behemoth of a rock tune. Sparse and bluesy, Jared’s skipping, staccato vocal cadence builds into a sweeping chorus that would give Freddie Mercury a throbbing hard-on. If these are any indication, the new Big Business album is SWEET LOVING.
Balls out, duders. Again, go to Big Biz’ MySpace and get hessian.
Full press release via Solid PR after the jump.
From The Hydra Headquarters:
Big Business is pleased to announce the completion of their new full length album, entitled MIND THE DRIFT.
Big Business are also pleased to announce that they think it turned out great.
Quite a few of those millennial types on the internet have been asking the band things like: “What’s up with the new album? Why’s it taking so long? How come you guys don’t play that one song anymore or have merchandise at your shows?”
While Big Business don’t have time to answer all of those types of questions directly, we at Hydra Head would like to take this opportunity to present you with some True Facts about MIND THE DRIFT.
Producer Phil Ek (insert famous bands like the Shins here) has again evolved the band’s grandiose sound and taken the Biz into new sonic territories!
Guitarist and newest band member Toshi Kasai adds new voice and dimension, and looks good doing it. You can actually hear the handsome.
Most of the instrumental tracks were recorded at AVAST! 2 studios in Seattle, WA. in June and July of 2008.
Due to the busy touring schedule of Big Biz and the Melvins, most of the vocals, as well as some overdubs and mixing, had to be postponed until late November of 2008. The album was completed in Los Angeles (well, actually, Burbank to be precise). (That’s a two-fer.)
While recording Jared’s vocals, Phil Ek kept a loaded sawed-off shotgun in the control room.
Hydra Head Records will be releasing the album on LP/CD/Digital this April. But more news on that later…
If you are internet savvy, you can check out a new, never before heard track called “Gold and Final” streaming on myspace.com/bigbigbusiness… NOW!