Free Music Friday! Big Troubles - Romantic Comedy
FULL ALBUM STREAM: Romantic Comedy - http://stereogum.com/817752/stream-big-troubles-romantic-comedy/mp3s/
VIDEO: "Sad Girls" (Dir. by Spencer Dennis) - http://vimeo.com/28176720
Early recordings by the pair were of the lo-fi home recorded variety, but over time they've grown (with the addition of drummer Sam Franklin and bassist Luka Usmiani) into a full four piece band to more fully realize their tunes. Their first album Worry (2010) and its attendant singles were excellent fuzz pop records in their own right, but to make their new record the band has taken the step of bringing in help in the form of the legendary Mitch Easter, whose resume includes stone cold classics from the likes of REM, Pavement and his own Let's Active. With Mr. Easter's expert engineering help, Big Troubles' excellent new album Romantic Comedy is a masterpiece of modern pop; a perfect balance of grit and polish, gorgeous guitar sounds and angelic vocals, underpinned by a set of superb songs.
"Sad Girls" is the first single from Romantic Comedy and an ideal introduction to Big Troubles, 2011 style. A lovely slice of updated power-pop based on a catchy stop-start verse that gives way to an indelible, spiraling chorus, this tune is as big and bright as they come. By the time we hit the chiming outro we're well hooked, and the only option really is to play the tune all over again. On the flip side, "Phantom" raises the volume a bit, hearkening back to first album hits like "Freudian Slips" and "Bite Yr Tongue." On the evidence of this single we think you'll agree that Big Troubles have truly upped their game, and you'll be as excited to hear the full album as we are to bring it to you.
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