The Rescue Rooms archives: 2016

BIG JESUS, LIVE AT RESCUE ROOMS (RED ROOM)

  • Friday 26th August 2016
  • Supported by: TBC

2016 Big Jesus Poster

 

Fascinating things can happen when a hard alternative rock band explores its dreamy side. The result is BIG JESUS’ 'Oneiric’ which means “relating to dreams or dreaming.”

BIG JESUS contrasts loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals to create their own unique brand of music. The result is dreamy, ethereal rock n’ roll that’s multi-faceted and powerful: Loud and soft; bludgeoning and pretty; progressive and classic…all at the same time.

BIG JESUS’ eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and their upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. “We grew up in the Atlanta punk/hardcore/metal scene, and that has a big influence on us, musically and philosophically,” explains guitarist C.J. Ridings. Lead singer/bassist Spencer Ussery continues, “We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and we’re greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music.” Rounding out the band are guitarist Thomas Gonzalez and drummer Joe Sweat. On BIG JESUS’ upcoming Mascot Label Group debut, Oneiric the band showcases six brand new songs and four previously self-released tunes, which have been remixed and rerecorded. The result is a trippy group of lush, accessible songs with the surreal feel of a Fellini film.

Oneiric was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, etc.). Of the recording, Ridings says, “Working with Matt was fun and amazing. It was an experience I never would have dreamed I'd get to do. Matt totally understood our band and what we wanted to create.” Ussery continues, “Working with Matt in Los Angeles was incredible. He knew exactly what was needed from us in order to make the best of the songs in the end, and the final product is something that we are all extremely proud of.”

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