Thursday, January 24, 2013

Artist Of The Day: Big Awesome

The departure of Algernon Cadwallader left an enormous hole in the modern emo scene that has been growing more prominent by the day. I was at that show and can vouch that emotions were running high, especially as the band ended their set. Luckily, we have Big Awesome to fill the void left for us by Algernon. Their latest EP Birdfeeder both shows off their love for Algernon as well as the advances that they personally brought to that sound. Opener "Grey's Birthday" is the most obviously influenced track, from the dual vocalled shouts to the melodies that could have absolutely been on Parrot Flies. The biggest surprise that Big Awesome brings is the recording quality of the EP. The record just sounds very full, and in a genre that thrives on minimal production, it feels like a fresh sound. Download the EP for free on their Bandcamp page, and be sure to order the 7" right here.

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