Montreal-based eclectic/experimental rock trio, BIG|BRAVE, will release its Efrim Menuck-produced sophomore LP, Au De La, through Southern Lord Recordings this Friday, and in advance of its unveiling the entire album is now playing courtesy of Noisey
Presenting forty-five minutes of exploratory, post/avant rock, Au De La sees vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie, guitarist Mathieu Bernard Ball and drummer Louis-Alexandre Beauregard creating a layered, engaging, memorable, visceral expedition. With five expansive movements which transmit BIG|BRAVE‘s imaginative sounds with exceptional production values, Au De La was recorded at Hotel2Tango with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) and mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market (Front Line Assembly, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, C H R I S T), several of its tracks also including striking veils of violin by Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra).
To help broadcast BIG|BRAVE‘s dynamic new album to open-minded music fans around the globe, Vice Magazine has interrogated the trio twice — for a Daily Vice video segment as well as a more detailed interview coinciding with an early stream of Au De La — both of which are now posted. Issues the magazine’s write-up of the new album paired with the exclusive album stream, “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. A loud, ugly and down-tempo baseless trio whose recent signing to Greg Anderson’s seminal black metal/doom label Southern Lord Recordings proved sufficient to convince even the most cynical observers that seriously unsafe bands still have something to strive for.”
Discover more on BIG|BRAVE and hear Au De La in its entirety at Noisey RIGHT HERE and view the Daily Vice segment on the band HERE.
This Friday, September 18th, Southern Lord will issue Au De La in digital, CD, and on LP with both black and clear pressings. Preorders for the physical versions are available HERE and the digital HERE.
Following the band’s preemptive hometown release show for Au De La in Montreal this past weekend, BIG|BRAVE will begin inundating other realms of the globe touring in support of the album. Recently announced, the band will join Philadelphia hardcore punk icons, YDI supporting Southern California’s doom kings, Goatsnake, on a three-city East Coast trek this October, performing in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Brooklyn on October 13th, 14th and 15th, respectively. November will see BIG|BRAVE in Europe on tour, including announced performances at All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas 2.0 in North Wales, as well as a show at Le Guess Who Festival in Utrecht, Holland. The full tour routing and additional live actions will be announced in the coming days.
10/13/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Goatsnake, YDI [info]
10/14/2015 Black Cat – Washington, DC w/ Goatsnake, YDI [info]
10/15/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Goatsnake, YDI [info]
11/27-29/2015 Prestatyn Holiday Centre – Pontins, NWL @ ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas 2.0 [info]
11/22/2015 Le Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, NL [info]
11/23/2015 YOYO – Paris FR w/ Sunn O)))
11/25/2015 Birthdays – London, UK
Expect much more from BIG|BRAVE in the months ahead as the sprawling Au De La takes root.