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Big Troubles – “Polyommatus Blue”

Big Troubles’ “Polyommatus Blue” is the B-side to the single release of Romantic Comedy cut “She Smiles For Pictures,” and it’s another warm indie pop groove instilled with a little guitar-fed edginess. The “She Smiles For Pictures” 7” is out now on Slumberland; check it out “Polyommatus Blue” at The Fader. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2011 - 11:45 am

Big Troubles – “She Smiles For Pictures” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Jersey indie rockers Big Troubles conjure up suburban malaise again in the “She Smiles For Pictures” video, a clip that finds its protagonist simply unable to enjoy a trip to the zoo. What gives? Army Of Kids directs. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 10, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Stream Big Troubles’ Romantic Comedy

Previously on Stereogum, we’ve shared a couple of Big Troubles’ breezy, dusty pop rock anthems, and placed the Brooklyn-via-Jersey on our list of 2011’s Best New Bands. Their second LP, Romantic Comedy, comes out later this month, and it’s a record replete with fall vibes and lush, swooping hooks. You can hear it in full… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 21, 2011 - 11:38 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Big Troubles – “Sad Girls” Video

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Jersey outfit Big Troubles just put out this suburban malaise-soaked clip for “Sad Girls,” which you heard previously. The band stars as Geek Squad parodies (Dork Squad) and seem to suck mightily at their jobs, unless it’s Geek Squad’s job to pour Miller Light inside your deconstructed computer monitor. Which, you know, might happen i… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 9, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Big Troubles – “Sad Girls”

Brooklyn outfit Big Troubles put out “Sad Girls” today, the first proper single to the forthcoming Romantic Comedy LP. (We’ve already heard its “Misery.”) It’s a breezy pre-autumnal jam that, while full of vintage-sounding dustiness, clears a little of the haze away from the melodies compared to songs from last year’s solid Worry. Head into… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 22, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab if you haven’t. But it is a new month — the last one of Summer 2011 — so here’s a filtered recap of the month’s finest free MP3s. Use it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

Big Troubles – “Misery” & “Phantom”

Big Troubles are a group of fun/funny dudes from New Jersey who specialize in forlorn power pop with big, fuzzy hooks that recall the glory days of 120 Minutes. The quartet recently signed to Slumberland for the release of the appropriately titled Romantic Comedy. Check out album track “Misery” along with “Phantom,” the b-side… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 7, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Big Troubles – “Bite Yr Tongue” Video

New Jersey’s Big Troubles mention Lilys as an influence — I’d bet the house (and an ear) they’re talking about the old Slumberland/SpinART shoegaze/noise-pop Lilys, not the later throwback Kinks version. “Bite Yr Tongue” reads more like a Sonic Youth track. It’s from the forthcoming Worry LP. The video, set at various NJ fast food… More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2010 - 1:25 pm

SXSW 2010: Underwater Peoples Ranch @ 13813 Carpenter Lane, Manchaca, TX

D.C.-based label Underwater Peoples hosted their official unofficial showcase at a rented “swingers’ retreat” in Manchack, a small rural community a short drive out of downtown Austin. Great people, free BBQ, and the very best (feat Ezra Koenig) reason to get off the beaten path (6th St) on SXSW Day 1. I was not able… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2010 - 3:04 pm

SXSW 2010: Fool’s Gold – “Poseidon” Video (Live At Malverde)

When Stereogum first saw Fool’s Gold open for Cat Power a little over a year ago, Amrit noted the LA collective’s “love for benga (Kenya-based), juju (rooted in Nigeria), and the Congolese genre called soukous (mother of kwassa kwassa, maybe you’ve heard of it).” At last night’s packed IAMSOUND showcase, I was reminded most of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2010 - 11:59 am