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Event Archive - Big Nothing, Dead Soft, Cowards

Thu. March 28th 2013 The Biltmore Cabaret (No Minors)
$8 at the door
Presented by: The Biltmore Cabaret

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
In late spring of 2011, following the abortion of their previous band endeavor A Pale Blue, former members Brock Allen, Jon Redditt, Andy Bond and Galen Rigter reassembled as the psych-grunge, bummer-pop group Big Nothing. It is a regrouping seemingly determined by the chance purchase of a bombed-out late 60's Univox Super-Fuzz. Although it's archaic grey primer casing smelled of cat piss and haddeteriorated into a near unidentifiable state, the foot switch remained intact, and when first engaged the awful noise produced altered the course of the band's future forever...and ever...and ever...

By the end of summer, the band had channeled that awful noise into 9 songs for their debut album entitled Feel Friendly. Recorded at The Hive with producer Colin Stewart, Feel Friendly has been described by people forced to listen to it as:

"a sheer cacophony of sound, driven by riffs that explode out from shrill noises and powerful grooves. While the album’s gritty patina draws some of its sonic qualities from ‘90s grunge...the band’s dynamic songwriting and flair for a good hook...takes the sound well beyond

Dead Soft combines the greatness of the early surf rock movement with the greatness of the early 90′s indie. The introductory EP shows a band concerned with reality over theatre, a record that, in aesthetic, yells lo-fi but in composition rivals anything. Satisfying the pop hook craving while showing off a a bravado seen in only some of the most pretentious rock music, Dead Soft is anything but.


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