North Carolina’s BIG Something are thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their fourth studio album, Tumbleweed, on February 24th, 2017. The album is now available for pre-order, and fans can watch the official album announcement here. For more information, please visit: www.bigsomething.net.
“This album is particularly special because it was our first full length done in a professional studio – Echo Mountain in Asheville,” drummerBen Vinograd tells us.”The ability to set up and record for a week straight and be together in a different city, living together in the same space, allowed us to come closer as a unit and put out a product that I believe is our best album to date.“
Singer Nick MacDaniels adds: “Tumbleweed is a post apocalyptic desert trip. It’s a little darker and heavier in tone and subject matter than our previous albums, but there are also a few bright spots and upbeat moments too. With all eight tracks having been ‘road tested’ for the past couple years, it’s a really nice snapshot of our sound and catalogue.“
A 6 piece powerhouse consisting of Ben Vinograd (drums), Doug Marshall (bass), Josh Kagel (keys, trumpet), Casey Cranford(saxophone, EWI), Jesse Henlsey (lead guitar), and Nick MacDaniels (vocals, guitar), BIG Something presents a sound that is both unique and timeless, fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the southeast; soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s, who have all tapped BIG Something as direct support.
BIG Something has previously been featured on Relix Magazine, Guitar World, Glide Magazine, JamBase, ArtistDirect, and more. Their third full-length studio album – Truth Serum – was named 2014 Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music Network, making BIG Something the only band ever to win this award 3 times with 3 different releases (2010, 2013, and 2014).
Their forthcoming album Tumbleweed was recorded with the help of Grammy-nominated producer John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity, DAG, Cry of Love). On working with Custer, MacDaniels shares: “This was our 4th album working with our ever amazing producer – John Custer. He helped guide the project and these songs to new life in so many subtle but distinct ways. His ear for harmonies and little extra layers to enhance the production is mind blowing. He projects this zen state of ‘badassness’ and that always comes out in our performance and final mix too.“
BIG Something will release their fourth studio album, Tumbleweed, on February 24th, 2017. For more information, please visit:www.bigsomething.net.
Tumbledweed Track Listing:
2. Song for Us
4. Blue Dream
5. The Flood
6. UFOs are Real
8. In the Middle
Upcoming Tour Dates:
12/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/31 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
1/18 – Key West, FL @ Green Parrot
1/19 – Key West, FL @ Green Parrot
1/20 – 1/25 – Jam Cruise 15
1/26 – Savannah, GA @ Barrelhouse South
1/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Old Bar
1/28 – Greenville, SC @ Independent Public Alehouse