Following the release of their second full-length, Ardor, via Southern Lord last year, Montreal trio BIG|BRAVE has announced their latest wave of tour dates supporting the album.
After North American and European tours supporting labelmates Sunn O))), Unsane, and others, BIG|BRAVE‘s summer tour will run from June 29th through July 12th, with shows in Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Allston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington, and Albany. The tour will see them sharing the stage with will join apocalyptic nomads The Body as well as experimental artist Lingua Ignota for the entire trek except for the final show with Chief and Sun Natives.
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BIG|BRAVE Tour Dates:
6/29/2018 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL *
6/30/2018 Deluxx Fluxx – Detroit, MI *
7/01/2018 Spirit Lodge – Pittsburgh, PA *
7/03/2018 The Garrison – Toronto, ON *
7/04/2018 La Vitrola – Montreal, QC *
7/05/2018 Great Scott – Allston, MA *
7/07/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY *
7/10/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA *
7/11/2018 Black Cat Backstage – Washington, DC *
7/12/2018 The Low Beat – Albany, NY ^
* w/ The Body, Lingua Ignota
^ w/ Chief, Sun Natives
BIG|BRAVE has adopted a nearly unbearable level of urgency and intensity that weaves throughout Ardor‘s massively encompassing songs. The album is full of swirling static, booming guitars, powerful drums, all the hallmarks that have made them one of experimental rock’s most exciting acts today. Ardor was recorded at the Hotel2Tango by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart). Jessica Moss of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, who was a special guest on the band’s Au De La album, played violin on all the three of Ardor‘s tracks, and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on two of the tracks.
Noisey proclaims, “Montreal’s genre-defying post-rock combo BIG|BRAVE could very well be the most noteworthy recent heavy curiosity to come out of the city in recent years,” while Pitchfork dubs their sound, “the sound of the raw unconscious, turned up loud.” Bandcamp’s feature included, “a raw, evocative mix of slow-burning post-rock and metal that is somehow both wrecking-ball heavy and feather-delicate, with ferocious, barely-controlled feedback and mountainous, lingering chords. Wattie’s soprano both cuts through and lingers on the weighty sounds, with elusive vocalizations that verge on avant-pop.” The Quietus reports that BIG|BRAVE, “combines elements of Björk, Neurosis, The White Stripes, and Sunn O))) into a cohesive whole; but this whole is an ever evolving and challenging sonic mass.”