After being blown away by Big High at last year’s Summer Meltdown (see rave here), our expectations were high for the band’s debut record and their newly minted self-titled album more than lives up to anything we were thinking!
Grounded in all the stuff that makes classic rock classic, yet tempered with an immediacy and intelligence that feels very modern, Big High is the kind of album one plays on repeat and keeps finding new things to like over & over. Singer Mesa belts it out like a controlled blast furnace, melding the grit of Clutch’s Neil Fallon with the lover man glide of vintage Robert Plant – seriously, he’s that good. The band is a lean yet expansive combination of guitarist Ari Joshua, bassist Sandy and drummer Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees, Tuatara and Mad Season fame. The album also features longtime Seattle-ite Peter Buck (R.E.M.) as guest guitarist on four stellar tracks.
Big High embarks on their first West Coast tour in August (dates below) and here’s a couple recent clips of them in action.
Big High West Coast Dates
August 21st – Hempfest Mainstage, Seattle, WA
August 26th – Dante’s, Portland, OR
August 28th – The Bouquet, Boise, ID
September 1st – The Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA
September 2nd-3rd – Recording Sessions, Joshua Tree, CA
September 4th – The Hemlock, San Francisco, CA
September 18th – The Tractor, Seattle, WA
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