Big Search Announces New Album on Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records, Premieres New Song
Big Search has shared the second single from his upcoming album Slow Fascination to be released April 12 on Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records (Broken Bells, Grandaddy, The Babe Rainbow). Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Stillness In The Air," calling it "a catchy, airy indie rock song with an '80s pop backbone." James Mercer and Kacey Johansing lent radiant vocals to the track and Rob Barbato provided the gliding guitar that steers them. Today's release follows "Here Comes The Night" hailed by Billboard as a "mellow yet impactful rock tune." Big Search will play a string of West Coast dates this summer as direct support for Pure Bathing Culture. The full list is below.
Matt Popieluch co-wrote "Stillness In The Air" with Matthew Compton (Electric Guest) and tells us, "A lot of the lyrics were written in a dream while I was traveling in Sweden. I was hearing the music and watching this story unfold of two people meeting and going on a journey. I woke up to write down the lyrics I dreamt, but I was still in the dream. Then, I actually woke up and wrote down the lyrics exactly as I had in the dream."
Matt Popieluch is a West Coast troubadour known for playing with the likes of Cass McCombs, Papercuts, Foreign Born and Sky Ferreira. Performing as Big Search, his music boasts a satisfying semblance to sounds of an earlier time. Nostalgic but inventive, he hits a sweet spot between Tom Petty and Kevin Morby, Neil Young and Sam Cohen.
Slow Fascination is Big Search's second album on 30th Century Records and a dynamic expansion upon his reputation for 12-string guitar. Produced by Rob Barbato (Kevin Morby, Girlpool, Cass McCombs), the emotionally explosive collection follows Matt Popieluch from the disorienting end of a marriage, through a period of nomadic insomnia, to a landing point of mid-30's existential mutiny. Each song vents its own familiar feeling with beautifully frenetic musicianship. Guests including James Mercer of The Shins and Edward Droste of Grizzly Bear top an already sonically full experience. Read the full album bio here.
1. Slow Motion Train
2. 'Till The Day Is Done
3. Here Comes The Night
4. Love Anew
5. Stillness In The Air
6. Wire Walker
7. What To Say
9. Busy Getting Lost
10. Good People Round
May 31 | Seattle @ Columbia City Theater *
June 1 | Portland @ Mississippi Studios *
June 5 | LA @ Bootleg Theater *
June 8 | SF @ Cafe du Nord *
*supporting Pure Bathing Culture