Pedro The Lion: Havasu [Album Review]

Pedro The LionHavasuPolyvinyl/Big Scary Monsters [2022] Singer/songwriters have been offering proof of the truth that “what is most personal is most universal,” first posited by psychologist Carl R. Rogers in the early 60’s, since the early blues artists first complained why they “woke up this morning” with the blues. Whether it’s been James Taylor reacting … Read more

The Casket Lottery – “More Blood” [Video]

Influential Kansas City indie rock band The Casket Lottery has unveiled another new track titled “More Blood,” along with an accompanying music video. “More Blood” appears on the band’s first new record in 8 years, Short Songs For End Times, due out on November 6th via Wiretap Records/Big Scary Monsters/Second Nature Recordings. Singer/guitarist Nathan Ellis … Read more

Into It. Over It. – “We Prefer Indoors” [Video]

Sometimes, you just have to walk away. That’s one of the many life lessons that Evan Thomas Weiss details on his just released Into it. Over it. album, Figure, and specifically on his new song We Prefer Indoors, out today. Written about a short-lived relationship that went on for much longer than it had to, it’s about rediscovering your … Read more

Illuminati Hotties: FREE I.H: This Is Not The One You’ve Been Waiting For [Album Review]

Illuminati HottiesFREE IH: This Is Not The One You’ve Been Waiting ForBig Scary Monsters [2020] Sometimes the best thing to do as an artist when you feel pissed off is to just write about it! That is exactly what songwriter and producer Sarah Tudzin did as her Illuminati Hotties ended up stuck in a contract … Read more

Illuminati Hotties – “will i get cancelled…” [Video]

Coming off their 2018 debut Kiss Yr Frenemies, tour-tight and ready to funnel those skills into festival dates and their second record, L.A.’s illuminati hotties instead found themselves in an immovable contract with the publicly collapsing record label Tiny Engines. Songwriter and producer Sarah Tudzin began to write her way through contract purgatory, channeling personal and global anxieties … Read more

The Get Up Kids: Problems [Album Review]

The Get Up Kids Problems Big Scary Monsters/Polyvinyl Records [2019] Album Review: The Get Up Kids came out of Kansas City in the mid-90s in that second wave of emo, punk/pop bands like Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, and My Chemical Romance. Best remembered for their 1999 release, “Something to Write Home About,” the band broke … Read more

Beach Slang / BSM UK Pressing – 300 Purple w/ Black and White Splatter

If you were too late on the clear early bird variant at Polyvinyl then you should spend a few more bucks and jump on this pressing from Big Scary Monsters while it is still available. It also is more limited than the 800 eary bird variant. Beach Slang’s official debut LP, The Things We Do … Read more