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Big Cheese returns with new single, show at Art at the Footlight 07.25

Fans of Brooklyn’s garage rock quartet Big Cheese have something to look forward to this year: Wild to Be Born, a brand new record, has been announced by the group for a September 13th release. The band’s new single “Filthy Rich” is a dramatic sonic strut back into the busy Brooklyn music scene, a swagger-filled track with an opening guitar riff too cool to forget. The band’s last album Supersonic Nothing was making the rounds in 2016, spreading its Sonic Youth-influenced tunes and making a name for Big Cheese’s noisy brand of garage rock. Three years later the band has refined its sound, filtering out some of the noise, but not abandoning it - it bubbles up more subtly in the brand new track which also flashes enough grunge to excite '90s rock lovers. The band appears to have a big end of the year in store, but for now, it is business as usual as a performance at Art at the Footlight in Queens awaits on July 25th. We are premiering “Filthy Rich” for you below. - Rene Cobar

   

Grunge rockers Big Cheese drop new LP "Supersonic Nothing"

The Nirvana comparisons for Brooklyn's own Big Cheese are really easy - and definitely there - but complemented by other unexpected influences - for example, in Adam Patten's vocals we hear a little of Soul Coughing, a criminally underrated Brooklyn band from the late '90s. Supersonic Nothing, the Big Cheese's latest LP, is a lo-fi whirlwind combining sludgy, sledge hammer riffs with vocals that always seem to be teetering on the brink of a nervous collapse. If grunge isn't dead, Big Cheese are the ones who are here to prove it. Check out their new music video "Thank You" below. - Olivia Sisinni