From trusted jam purveyors and general spirit warriors Olde English Spelling Bee, get a load of Big Troubles. This band is brilliant on many levels. Sure, you recognize the fuzzed-out guitars over balmy doo wop pop vocals evoking the pedigree of the mighty Psychocandy. Lots of bands do this, so how do you rise above the fold? Two ways. First, you do the sunny shoegaze thing really well. Big Troubles get a check there. Second, and equally important… you host your band’s website on Angelfire! Look at this beauty. I’ve been saying for a while that the concordant, tacky animatied GIF-saturated Geocities look (a la Paperrad and, well, Geocities) is coming back in a big way. Angelfire is still around? Amazing. I think I speak for all of us when I say… Big Troubles, really stoked that you discovered this.
Enjoy their latest video for “Bite Yr Tounge.” While the aesthetic postures the ever-popular grainy 8 mm approach, Big Troubles, once again, did it right by filming on location in their home state of New Jersey – a locale that, in many ways, hasn’t changed much since 8 mm was widely used, providing a more authentic feel. Late summer brain simmering solutions and tasty coney dogs below…
You can preview their full length Worry below, and grip it from Old English Spelling Bee starting this week.