Nashville rockers Big Surr play bright, beachy power-pop — like Best Coast or Dum Dum Girls, but executed with the Camaro-ready fuzz-rock power that has come to characterize her town’s prominent garage rock exports. My closest reference point for this is Colleen Green’s I Want To Grow Up, which is intensely positive assessment consider that album is the shit.
Founder Helen Van formed Big Surr in Nashville before moving home to Ohio, venturing out west to San Francisco, and ultimately returning to the Music City. She kept the project alive all the while, although some members moved on in the interim to join units such as Diarrhea Planet and Mitski’s touring band. The current iteration features members of Nashville combos including Fox Fun, Sun Seeker, and No Regrets Coyote.
Now Big Surr are ready for a proper go at things; they’ve got an album called In Business dropping this March, and its formidable lead single “At The Bi-Rite” has one of those choruses that leaps out of the speakers and into your consciousness. Explains Van, “This is one of the more inspired songs I’ve written. Also, the Cavs were in the playoffs, so I think that’s why Witness was in my mind.” Hear it below.
In Business is out 3/10. Pre-order it here and get lead single “Sometimes” instantly.