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"Warren and Willis' thunder-prog has never sounded so fully formed and abrasive, and Warren's voice never so triumphant." - Spin Magazine
Currently blowing countless European minds as we speak (and recently, those lucky enough to catch them at this year's SXSW festival), Big Business is bigger and better than ever, with better hair, bigger hits, and the kind of overwhelming Norman Schwarzkopf-style force that rolls like thunder, stings like a missile, and - above all - takes no shit.
On Here Come the Waterworks, their second full-length, bassist/vocalist Jared Warren and drummer Coady Willis (both of whom also happen to be the newest members of underground super-legends the Melvins) unfurl all the mammoth riffs, furious vocals and blazing drum work you've come to expect - nay, DEMAND - from LA's answer to Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. No, wait, make that Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs. Either way, there's a new sheriff in town - two of 'em, actually.
This is the new Big Business album, and it's better than their first: harder, faster, and catchier. But since that first long player was so damn good, we're left with no choice but to already proclaim Here Come the Waterworks as one of the top releases of 2007.
Putting on Here Come the Waterworks induces instant first pumping. Its ethos is triumph and absolute PMA -- Positive Mental Attitude. In fact, you're likely to find your mind wandering back to the best scenes in Vision Quest, and that closing moment of greatness in Over the Top when Stallone turns his ball cap around and pummels the competition.
Big Business always tour the shit out of their records because they're rock machines. I mean, they even record tour EPs! Plan to catch them in your town and at festivals this summer laying waste to the competition.
Willis has become one of the most inventive percussionists currently making heavy music. Watching him play alongside Warren is a thing of astounding beauty and power. This time around, Big Biz have again tapped producer Phil Ek (Shins, Built To Spill), and it sounds incredible. - Transworld Skateboarding
Bass player Jarred Warren (formerly of Karp and Tight Bros. from Way Back When) is an incredible vocal force, the kind that budding rock singers can only dream about. - Alarm Press
Big Business could perhaps one day rival Mastodon's sea-shanty sludgefests. - Decibel Magazine
Some of the most relentless, unyielding, and profound music in heavy metal today. - Thrasher Magazine
These guys manage to deconstruct, reinvent, and then rebuild the typical noise rock formula. - Chord Magazine
Big Business drowns CCR and prog in the tar pits, coming off like an undead Uriah Heep. - PaperThinWalls.com
Two guys doing the work of 20 - Orange County Weekly
"The band, on Waterworks, went a different production route and signed up, of all people, Phil Ek, indie-rock super-producer. Waterworks, as a result, sounds gigantic, vast, and also sparklingly clean." - Pitchforkmedia.com
Tracklist for Here Come the Waterworks:
1. Just as the Day was Dawning
2. Hands Up
4. Grounds for Divorce
5. Another Fourth of July ... Ruined
6. Start Your Digging
7. I'll Give You Something to Cry About
8. Another Beautiful Day in the Pacific Northwest
Big Business Live!
May 31 2007 Primavera Festival Barcelona
Jun 1 2007 Velvet Rimini
Jun 2 2007 Livorno Fortezza
Jun 3 2007 Circolo degli Artisti Rome
Jun 4 2007 Magnolia outdoor stage Milan
Jun 8 2007 El Corazon Seattle, Washington
Jun 9 2007 The Badlander Missoula, Montana
Jun 11 2007 The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs) Fargo, North Dakota
Jun 12 2007 Sokol Underground Omaha, Nebraska
Jun 13 2007 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Jun 14 2007 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 15 2007 The Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Jun 16 2007 Little Brother's Columbus, Ohio
Jun 18 2007 The Middle East Cafe--Upstairs Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 19 2007 The Knitting Factory New York, New York w/ Panthers
Jun 20 2007 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC w/ Panthers
Jun 21 2007 North Star Bar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Panthers
Jun 22 2007 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland w/ Panthers
Jun 23 2007 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Jun 24 2007 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 25 2007 The Nick Birmingham, Alabama
Jun 26 2007 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jun 28 2007 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jun 29 2007 Juanita's Cantina Little Rock, Arkansas
Jul 1 2007 Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Jul 3 2007 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
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