Indie punk band Big Cry Country from D.C. and New York have put out their debut EP Living Conditions, which embodies their style of “energetic rock for the kind of people who think a cathartic cry can be improved by dancing.”
Living Conditions was inspired by lyricist/vocalist/guitarist Roxanne Bublitz’s move from D.C. to Brooklyn; “These songs are centered around the turmoil and anxiety of shifting living situations and relationships in the lead up,” the band says. Other members include Jill Miller (drums), JP Salussolia (guitar), and Jarrod Brennet (bass).
Big Cry Country starts serving up a nostalgic punk sound with the first track “Pest Control”, whose energetic guitar establishes a strong rhythm that makes you want to dance around your bedroom. The guitar is still prominent in “Four of Swords” where experimental vocals also shine, as well as in the next track “Settle Up”. “Call It In” utilizes a slower start with a successful build, then “Friends with Dogs” is a playful end to the impressive project from the local band.
“We recorded these songs at Headroom Studios in Philly with Kyle Pulley and are super proud of how they came out,” BCC says.
Big Cry Country will be performing their first show in about three months at Pie Shop on Nov. 4 w/ Mannequin Fight, Blunda, and Shalom to celebrate the release of the EP, and it’s something you definitely don’t want to miss! Learn more here.
Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.
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