Entries tagged with: Big Eyes

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by Andrew Sacher

Against Me! at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Against Me! are spending almost no time off the road this year. They've already done a ton of touring (including SXSW, where they played our showcase), and with a previously-announced schedule that's busy through late June, the band have begun revealing dates for yet another leg.

For this one, they'll be taking out Weezer/Thin Lizzy lover Tony Molina and poppy Seattle-via-Brooklyn punks BIg Eyes. That should make for some great triple bills, including the one that will happen in NYC on May 3 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale, and they go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/28) at noon.

Most dates on the Against Me!/Tony Molina/Big Eyes tour are still TBA. UPDATE: All dates have been announced, and are listed (including AM!'s Punk Rock Bowling appearance), with streams of all three bands, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Big Eyes

As mentioned, Seattle-via-Brooklyn residents Big Eyes put out their new album, Almost Famous, earlier this month (5/14) via Grave Mistake. It's a masterful pop punk album with indie rock tendencies, and is filled with brilliant hooks, riffs, and relatable lyrics. If you haven't heard the album yet, you can now stream it in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Big Eyes are kicking off their tour in support of the album this week in Portland (5/29), and as discussed, they'll make their way to NYC for a show on June 9 at Death by Audio. The rest of that bill includes Pity Party, Apogee Sound Club, and Magnets. Admission is $7 at the door.

Updated dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Big Eyes - "Nothing You Could Say" (MP3)

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As mentioned, Seattle-via-Brooklyn melodic punks Big Eyes are releasing their new album, Almost Famous, on May 14 via Grave Mistake. The band have already revealed two excellent singles, "Nothing You Could Say" and "Being Unkind," and if you liked those tracks, you'll dig the rest of the album too, which you can now pre-order. If you haven't heard them yet, you can stream them both below, and "Nothing You Could Say" is available to download above.

When we last spoke, we mentioned that Big Eyes would be supporting the album with a larger North American tour after they wrap up the West Coast dates they've been playing since April. That tour has just been announced in full and it includes a NYC show happening on June 9 at Death by Audio with Shellshag and Shell's (of Shellshag) brother's band, Apogee Sound Club.

Shellshag have a bunch of other upcoming local shows too.

All Big Eyes dates are listed, along with those two song streams, below...

Continue reading "Big Eyes announce June tour (NYC w/ Shellshag included)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Big Eyes - "Nothing You Could Say" (MP3)

Big Eyes

As mentioned, Big Eyes, who relocated to Seattle from Brooklyn, are releasing a new album this year on Grave Mistake, and that album has since been officially announced. It's called Almost Famous and will be out on May 14 in CD and LP formats. It's the followup to 2011's Hard Life, which came out via Don Giovanni. That's the album art above and the tracklist is below.

Almost Famous is punchier, fuller, and has stronger melodies throughout than any of the band's past releases, which could very well make this the album that wins the band larger audiences. It's got an immediacy which is never lost from track to track, and they waste no time letting you in on it. The opening strums of the album's lead track, "Nothing You Could Say," are an instant hook, and one that's made even more satisfying by the noodly bassline and blast beat that follow. "Nothing You Could Say" sounds like it's a breakup song, even if those sugary melodies might suggest otherwise. But when singer Kate Eldridge sings "It's obvious that we're not even playing the same game/And I don't have the time to try and read your mind," it doesn't sound like she's mourning as much as it sounds like she's moving on. And "there's nothing you could say to change it anyway." Download that track above or stream it below, and head to Pitchfork to download/stream another album cut, "Being Unkind."

Big Eyes are touring the West Coast this month and next, and they'll come to the East Coast this summer but those dates have not been announced yet, so stay tuned. Their current tour schedule, album tracklist, and song stream below...

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Night Birds at House of Vans, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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Night Birds join Lemuria & Parquet Courts in supporting Fucked Up at Warsaw on Friday (12/21, tickets), and as such we cornered Brian Gorsegner to ask about his 2012. The Night Birds frontman's journey through music in 2012 in handy list format is below.

Continue reading "Brian of Night Birds recalls favorite shows & releases of 2012; their NYC show at Warsaw w/ Fucked Up is this week"

Big Eyes at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
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West coast melodic punks Big Eyes and Audacity are teaming up for a split 7" and tour together this fall that hits Brooklyn on November 21 at Death by Audio with Marvin Berry and the New Sound and Space Trash and New Brunswick on November 23 at The Alamo with Wet Witch. The 7" comes out via Volar Records and can be pre-ordered now. All dates on the tour are listed below.

Big Eyes (who are fronted by Kate Eldridge, formerly of Cheeky, and relocated from Brooklyn to Seattle last year) released their debut full length, Hard Life, in 2011 via Don Giovanni, which is also home to Screaming Females, who they've played with in NYC before. They'll follow that with a new LP in 2013 via Grave Mistake Records, who also put out a 7" for the song "Back From The Moon" b/w "I Don't Care About Friday Night" earlier this year. You can stream the a-side of that 7" below. They're also repressing their 2010 demo on Evil Weevil Records and it will be available on the tour.

Audacity, who were last in NYC as King Tuff's backing band, put out their most recent album, Mellow Cruisers, earlier this year via Burger/Recess Records. You can stream that album in its entirety over at Noisey. Back in June, we premiered a video for album single, "Punk Confusion," which if you missed then, you can watch below.

A list of all dates, the tour flier, video and stream below.

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by BBG

Night Birds at Cake Shop (more by Keith Marlowe)
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Brian of Night Birds has given us his ten coolest things in 2011, which includes shouts to Omegas, Career Suicide (mems of Fucked Up), Weird Al, and much more. Check that out below.

Night Birds play Tommy's Tavern TONIGHT (12/9) with Manipulation, Sickoids and Crazy Spirit, one of TWO NYC dates scheduled before the end of the year (the other with Citizens Arrest). The party kicks off at 8PM.

Brian Night Birds' year-end list is below.

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photos by Andrew St. Clair

Screaming Females

Screaming Females played their record release show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn last night (9/15), and their next NYC show has already been revealed. Get to Webster Hall early on Saturday, 9/25, because they're now first of three on the Titus Andronicus/Free Energy show happening there that night. Tickets are still on sale.

Meanwhile Screaming Females are still on tour including tonight in Philly with a very special guest...

"Hey Philly! We're playing a last minute show with our friends the Screaming Females tonight at The Ox (1652 N. 2nd St.). Show starts at 9, over by 12. Come down and get their awesome new record Castle Talk, by Screaming Females!" - Ted Leo
That's a sweet surprise.

Shellshag and Big Eyes opened the Brooklyn show last night (9/15). If you weren't there, maybe you watched the live stream... I didn't know about the stream until now... which is okay because the entire stream is still watchable. Check that out, with more pictures from the show, and the setlist, below....

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Screaming Females @ Siren Festival (more by Jessica Amaya)
Screaming Females

Screaming Females are kicking off a sizeable tour tonight, Friday, August 13th, at Maxwell's (with Black Wine and Byrds Of Paradise) (tickets still available). The tour also includes a Saturday, August 14th (tomorrow) show at Death by Audio (with big soda and nude beach), AND now a September 15th record release show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Shellshag and Big Eyes (tickets are on sale).

All tour dates and a tour poster below...

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