Friday, July 8, 2011

This Weeks Short Bursts :: Big Troubles + We Are Losers

New Jersey's pop phenoms, Big Troubles will issue their Mitch Easter produced sophomore set, Romantic Comedy on September 27th. The band will also release the Sad Girls 7" on August 30th, both releases will come courtesy of Big Troubles new label Slumberland Records. Just yesterday the band shared up the album track Misery over at Pantsfork, but luckily for us today they've made it available over at their Bandcamp page. It's two minutes of just the right amount of polish, grit, and sizable pop hooks. Their are hints of the bands sterling debut, Worry (which we reviewed here) but the band has jettisoned many of the lo-fi characteristics of their debut for the advantages of recording in a big studio. Based on Misery, Big Troubles have taken another impressive step forward. As of today we don't see any Boston show's on the calendar, but we have it from a source "close" to the band that a fall show in our city is in the works.

The Romantic Comedy pre-order info has yet to be posted at Slumberland, however you can get your hands on the Sad Girls 7" over at Insound.

Upcoming Shows:
Sep 22 Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY (record release)

Fall 2011 Tour w/ The Pains of Being Pure At Heart:
Sep 24 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Sep 25 Pygmalion Festival @ The Hi Dive, Urbana, IL
Sep 26 High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
Sep 28 Royal Albert, Winnipeg, MB
Sep 30 Dickens, Calgary, AB
Oct 01 The Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB
Oct 03 The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
Oct 04 The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
Oct 05 The Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

Dublin's fuzz poppers , We Are Losers have inked a deal with Leeds based , Dance to The Radio. The band will release a limited edition double A sided 7" on July 18th. Ever since hearing the bands self titled and still free debut EP in 2010 we've been singing their praises. Initially started as a solo affair by fronter Gavin Elsted We Are Losers quickly morphed into a full band when Elsted's former band mates Steve Conlon, Gary Clark, and friend Brownwyn Murphy White signed on. The forthcoming Sunset Song b/w Cheerleader 7"picks up right were the bands EP left us, with two prodigious helpings of the bands signature skuzzy lo-fi pop.

Order the Sunset Song/Cheerleader 7" at Dance To The Radio

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