Big Heet Share Stream “On A Wire” LP via GoldFlakePaint
Out October 20th via Exploding In Sound Records’ Tape Club
New Show Announced with Speedy Ortiz and Tera Melos
Big Heet, the Tallahassee quartet led by former Ex-Breathers guitarist/vocalist David Settle, are streaming their full-length debut, On A Wire, today via GoldFlakePaint. Due out October 20th via the Exploding In Sound Records Tape Club, the record shifts between agitated post-punk that darts around in a deranged brilliance and tangled post-hardcore that uses dynamics to build tension. A socially conscious album, Big Heet rally against anxiety, environmental concerns, politics, antisemitism, dead end jobs, assault, abuse, and false activism, doing their part to create real change.
GoldFlakePaint shared: “Breathless, messy, chaotic, unshackled. So many words that could be cause for scathing concern in certain corners of the room. Throw them all under the punk rock umbrella, however, and you their meaning is transformed; twisted in to thrilling shapes, expanding and collapsing, and resulting in a record like ‘On A Wire‘”.
The record’s lyrics and song descriptions can be found via Big Heet’s Bandcamp.
11/08 – Tallahasse, FL @ Club Downunder w/ Tera Melos and Speedy Ortiz
1. On A Wire
3. Yellow Badge
4. Suitandtie Skin
5. Conversation Paranoia
7. Failure at Work
9. Digital Age
“Recorded in the quartet’s Tallahassee practice room, there’s certainly a sense of such claustrophobic surroundings permeating from every second of the record; the whole ten-track record tightly bound, ragged and sweat-drenched, quickly unraveling with each forward-step. The result is something brutal and brilliant; a fired-up document of these hellish times that just might offer some sense of cathartic release when you need it the most.” – GoldFlakePaint
“Flint,” a song that rages against the hubris and destruction brought on by a capitalist society, one that violates basic human rights for the sake of profit margins. It’s a rager of a song, and one that demands repeat listens. – David Anthony (Post-Trash)
“a slow-burning track that exceeds five minutes in its build toward a thrashing climax where Settle’s screams are masked by fuzzy guitars and distorted bass. Suddenly, the sound abruptly breaks, there is silence, and then a more toned back version of Big Heet re-enters to take the song full circle.” – Uproxx