BIG|BRAVE: MONTREAL BASED TRIO RELEASES SINGLE FROM SOUTHERN LORD-BOUND LP
With the impending release of the second album from BIG|BRAVE, titled Au De La, rapidly approaching throughSouthern Lord Recordings, the LP-opener “On The By And By And Thereon” has premiered through The Line Of Best Fit.
With five expansive movements which transmit BIG|BRAVE‘s creative sounds with exceptional production values, Au De La was recorded at Hotel2Tango with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market (Front Line Assembly, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, C H R I S T). Presenting forty-five minutes of luminous, exploratory, post/avant rock, with multiple personalities intertwining organically, the album sees vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie, guitarist Mathieu Bernard Ball and drummer Louis-Alexandre Beauregard delivering a layered, engaging, memorable, visceral voyage.
“On The By And By And Thereon,” the lead track to this auditory journey, which is one of several on the album to feature shimmering nets of violin by Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra), makes its public manifestation for the first time.
Southern Lord shall release BIG|BRAVE’s Au De La via digital, CD, and both black and clear LP formats on September 18th. Preorders for the physical versions are available via the label and the digital via bandcamp.
BIG|BRAVE has begun booking new live shows in support of Au De La, including a hometown record release show for the record in Montreal on September 12th. Additionally, the band will be touring Europe in November, the full tour routing and additional live dates will be announced in the coming days.
12/09/2015 Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC Au De La release party w/ Lungbutter [info]
Building spectacular, inverted rock constructions that sound many magnitudes bigger than one would suspect a trio was capable of, BIG|BRAVE has been in existence since 2012, with members spread across two guitars and drums respectively. Unhurried and untouchable, BIG|BRAVE possess that same valued independent spirit which pervades their local contemporaries, and is at the root of their intense and exploratory musical offerings. Au De La lulls and lurches between passages of rhythmic noise pollution and vocal led awe, using considered juxtapositions of force and restraint to warp the senses across its lifespan. Remarkably quiet at times, their ambiance is not one of minimalism, but of dawning, foreboding power with the need to be vented, and when the hot flushes of blighted percussion and monochromatic guitar scrapes arrive, they arrive with triumphant force.
Au De La Track List:
1. On The By And By And Thereon
2. Look At How The World Has Made A Change
4. And As The Waters Go
5. (re)Collection Part II
5. (re)Collection Part II