Having just successfully played LA with Beach House, and In support of the new album Life Dollars,Big Search will be touring with Cass McCombs this month. The dates kick off September 16 in San Diego at Casbah and conclude in Salt Lake City on September 24 at Urban Lounge. Big Search is also playing Los Angeles on October 13 at The Echo. The full list of dates is below.
For a preview of what Big Search is like live click here!
Big Search is the ever-present alter ego of Matt Popieluch and Life Dollars was released by Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records this summer. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rob Barbato (Kevin Morby, Bleached). The majority of the songs were written at the beginning of an international romance-turned-marriage that has since ended, giving the songs dual natures. As a result, the music embodies longing, idealism, uncertainty, isolation, and emotional gambling on a bed of drifting escapism.
Matt has been on the scene for over a decade with or in various bands such as Foreign Born and The Cave-Ins, and assisting in bands Papercuts, Fools Gold, Glasser, Cass McCombs and Sky Ferreira. After two albums and a number of singles, “Please Do Not Explain” was included on the compilation 30th Century Records Volume I from Danger Mouse’s new imprint 30th Century Records.
A video for the first single, “Can’t Understand The News” can be viewed here. In describing the video Flood said “he wanders the California landscape over a jangle-crush guitar line that at first recalls R.E.M. at their most optimistic before a little of Kurt Vile’s stoned shade blows.” Stereogum previously called the song “an overwhelming sense of atmospheric melancholia laced with beautiful vocal harmonies and dreamy guitars.” The track is currently available at digital platforms. (Spotify and iTunes). Downloads of the album are available upon request.
Big Search tour dates:
9/16 — San Diego, CA — Casbah w/ Cass McCombs
9/17 — Phoenix, AZ — Valley Bar w/ Cass McCombs
9/19 — Austin, TX — The Parish w/ Cass McCombs
9/20 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall Upstairs w/ Cass McCombs
9/21 — Dallas, TX — Three Links w/ Cass McCombs
9/23 — Denver, CO — Larimer Lounge w/ Cass McCombs
9/24 — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge w/ Cass McCombs
10/12 — Palm Springs — Ace Hotel and Swim Club Desert Daze Kick Off Week
10/13 — Los Angeles — The Echo w/ Ryley Walker, Circuit De Yeaux