The NJ shoegazers return with the lead single off their upcoming album Romantic Comedy titled “Sad Girls.” In it we hear Alex Craig singing about, well, sad girls. The studio production again highlights the guitars and allows the bass to pop out in the songs more. It brings us one step closer to Romantic Comedy, with “Misery” being posted last month. The only question I have so far on Romantic Comedy is where are all Ian Drennan’s songs? It’s just making me look forward to that album even more.
MP3: Big Troubles – “Sad Girls”
Pre-order “Sad Girls” b/w “Phantom” (due out 8/30) on Insound. Also pre-order Romantic Comedy (due out 9/27) from Insound as well and get a poster for a limited time.
Back in January, Anna & I caught Big Troubles at Subterranean A with Julian Lynch and Wet Dream, and I caught the above video of a then-untitled new song. After months of watching the grainy basement footage with the sudden treble blast at the end, I can finally listen to a recorded version, and it kicks ass.
The Forkcast over on Pitchfork unveiled the final version of the track now known as “Misery,” and it is extremely impressive. After a string of releases with extremely low fidelity, we were shown what Big Troubles is capable of with “Phantom” via Shaking Through, and now we’re given our first taste of Romantic Comedy, which is due out on September 27 on Slumberland.
“Misery” embodies 1990s power pop with hazed out vocals and overpowering guitars. It’s immediately addicting and powerful enough to bob your head to, but also relaxed enough to just sit back and relax to it. “Misery” is setting the bar extremely high for Romantic Comedy, and September 27 can’t get here fast enough.
At the beginning of November, I blogged about the release of the new Pains of Being Pure at Heart single, “Heart In Your Heartbreak,” which is out in vinyl form December 14 on Slumberland. Now Drowned In Sound has the stream of the B-side “The One” up (also available after the jump on SoundCloud) and you can download the B-side via Fortuna Pop! for just your email address.