The Big Sleep
Who? Brooklyn’s the Big Sleep — Danny Barria (guitar), Sonya Balchandani (bass), and Gabe Rhodes (drums) — have pressed their already notorious New York City stoned psych-out debut, Son of the Tiger, to wax and are set to sick it on the public Sept. 19.
What’s the Deal? The Big Sleep’s seducing-yet-disorienting bedroom-metal boasts berserker guitar lines that bug-eye and rubberband through sumo-dense walls of winter-coat feedback and anxiety drums. On standouts “Murder” and “Shima,” the hypnotic leads are flanked by doorbell keyboards and Balchandani’s ghostly, answering-machine vocals. This is religious music.
Fun Facts: Drummer Gabe Rhodes once worked on a cookbook for Dom DeLuise (“Hollywood Squares,” Fievel Goes West) and was his personal writing companion. DANIEL ARNOLD
Now Hear This: The Big Sleep – “Murder” (Download MP3)
On SPIN.com: New Download from the Big Sleep
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On the Web: thebigsleep.net