Hey guess what, I’ve got a new add this week!! Two in one month, I know, that’s crazy!! LITTLE, BIG have been close to the Band Mom’s heart for a long time: in fact, when they were a 3-piecea band called Hidden People (as opposed to the two-piece they are now), they were my FIRST EVER BAND MOM BAND. Amazing!!! Obviously I owe these guys a lot; if they hadn’t said “start that company now and we will hire you” I might never have started this company. THANK YOU, Chuck and Dana!!
But mushy stuff aside, this band is awesome. With a girl singer and a drum machine (and a bass but not guitar!), they get a lot of comparisons to a maybe happier/updated Siouxsie and the Banshees, and they idolize bands like X-Ray Spex and Screaming Females which you can definitely see coming out in their stuff. CHECK IT OUT! And check out this special bonus: if you got a hard copy at your radio station, pop that baby into your computer and check out the files on it, because it’s not just a CD: this band is releasing this thing commercially as a comic book with a download code (they printed up CDs just for promotional purposes; you can’t find these in stores, which is why the album art below is an unusual shape), and as a gift to you they included a PDF file of the comic book right on the CD (and it’s also wrapped up with the download) as well! WHOA! HOW COOL IS THAT! Anyway ADD IT, RADIO!
PINS AND NARWHALS
Pins and Narwhals is the culmination of five years of musical and artistic collaboration between singer/artist Dana Young and musician/composer Chuck Meyer.
They met on a street corner in Brooklyn in 2007. She thought, “That’s my bassist.” He thought, “That’s my singer.” It was musical love at first sight. Dana’s wide range and pop sensibility meshed perfectly with Chuck’s hook-driven lead bass. After adding Chuck’s drum loops and Dana’s illustrations, Little,Big emerged as a new, more playful take on being a rock band. They’ve spent the last two years making music designed for dancing to in your most awesome pajamas.
Pins and Narwhals is a product of their story – nine songs stripped of pretention and full of confidence, energy and fun. The sound mixes sequenced drums and sparse keyboards with dirty bass and intuitive pop melodies. These are paired with Dana’s pencil drawings to carry surreal but universal messages about relationships and play.
Insert your hard copy of the CD into your computer or check out the PDF included in the download link to access a free copy of the comic book that comes as the commercial release’s artwork!!
RIYL: Siouxsie and the Banshees, X-Ray Spex, Screaming Females, Hidden People (their former band!)
Start With: 5, 3, 8, 9 FCC CLEAN
Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!
ALSO, my next Band Mom Presents show is Little, Big’s record release show at Union Hall next month! Yes!! Check out this adorable poster designed by Dana (alter ego of “Little”)!! You’ll be hearing a lot more from me about this in the coming weeks, but all the important info is on this awesome flier!