BIG|BRAVE announce new album ARDOR

BIGBRAVEMontreal trio BIG|BRAVE have announced a new album following their majestic, fierce and poignant Au De La, released a couple of years ago. Entitled ARDOR, the new effort comes out on September 15th through Southern Lord Recordings.

With Radwan Ghazi Moumneh’s on recording duties, the upcoming album features guest contributions from violinist Jessica Moss, who had already guested on their previous album, and Thierry Amar of Godspeed You! Black Emperor on double bass.

BIG|BRAVE have shared a mighty teaser video for ARDOR and it has us wanting more.

Mixtape #84

We're very excited to have Oiseaux-Tempête, the French band spearheaded by Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul, behind the wheel of this month's mixtape. The band's music, strangely beautiful and beautifully strange, explores and experiments with many varied genres. To shed some light on their influences, here's their thrilling mix, about which they had this to say:

"16 tracks which fell off the back of our van during our last Spring tour in France and Belgium with Mondkopf, G.W.Sok, As Human Pattern, Two Or The Dragon & Charbel Haber. Recent discoveries or forever inspirations, hidden covers and rare gems, all the music you need for a perfect highway ambience."

  1. Einstürzende Neubauten – NNNAAAMMM [Potomak]
  2. Bästard –  Golden Lad [Ici D'Ailleurs]
  3. Jerusalem In My Heart – Al Affaq, Lau Mat, Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau [Constellation]
  4. Om – Cremation Ghat I [Drag City]
  5. BIG|BRAVE -(Re)collection pt 2 [Southern Lord]
  6. David Lynch – The Ballad of Hollis Brown [Sunday Best Recordings]
  7. Silver Apples – I Have Known Love [Kapp Records]
  8. The Ex & Getatchew Mekuria – Tezalegn Yetentu [Terp Records]
  9. Faust / Nurse With Wound – Lass Mich [Art-errorist]
  10. Alice Coltrane – Atomic Peace [Impulse]
  11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Plain Gold Ring [Mute]
  12. Pharmakon – Crawling On Bruised Knees [Sacred Bones]
  13. Scrambled Eggs & “A” Trio – Koji Kabuto (Ya Akruto) [Johnny Kafta's Kid Menu]
  14. Vangelis O. Papathanassiou – Sunny Earth [Vertigo]
  15. John Vartan and His Ensemble – Asa Inch Anem [Monitor Records]
  16. Scott Walker – Corps De Blah [4AD]

BIG|BRAVE share first video from new album Au De La ahead of European tour


We had already mentioned that Montreal based trio BIG|BRAVE are embarking on a European tour in support of their majestic, fierce and poignant second full-length album, Au De La, released earlier this Autumn. The tour, which kicks off next week, will take them across cities in Europe and the UK and will include a London show on November 25th at Birthdays. Check their full run of dates here.
Today they are sharing a video to accompany the album’s monumental track ‘Look At How The World Has Made A Change’. Watch it below and don’t miss the chance to see them in action.

Au De La is out now via Southern Lord.

BIG|BRAVE’s second album Au De La out now, European tour starts in November

Big Brave - Au De La

Last month, Montreal based trio BIG|BRAVE released Au De La, their second full-length album, via Southern Lord. The effort was recorded with Efrim Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) and it also features Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra) adding violin to their usual core of two guitars and a drum set.
The album “lulls and lurches between passages of rhythmic noise pollution and vocal led awe, using considered juxtapositions of force and restraint to warp the senses across the forty-five minute playing time”, notes the press release. “Remarkably quiet at times, their ambience is not one of minimalism, but of dawning, foreboding power with the need to be vented, and when the hot flushes of blighted percussion and monochromatic guitar scrapes arrive, they arrive with triumphant force.”

In support of the album, BIG|BRAVE are embarking on a European tour in November, with a show in London at Birthdays on November 25th. You can check all their other dates here.

Listen to Au De La‘s dark and profound opening track ‘On The By And By And Thereon’ to see what you’re in for.