Available on 'coke-bottle clear' or 'half black / half white' coloured vinyl.
The 'UK coke-bottle' variant is here now, the imports will follow soon.
The long awaited new album from the excellent Seattle-rockers Mansions, their first full length in seven years since 2013's Doom Loop. Moody mixes of atmospheric and synthy emo with a dark, noisy garage-rock sound. Fans of Manchester Orchestra, Black Foxxes, Balance And Composure, Death Cab For Cutie and Into It. Over It. should check this out.
Big Bad finds Mansions at an intersection. It's an album that's preoccupied with making peace with the past and finding a way to make the most of the future--all without losing sight of here and now. Browder's songwriting has never been more dynamic, weaving vibrant synths, shimmering guitars, and churning bass into a sound that captures the big hooks that Mansions are known for while also entering uncharted sonic territory.
Matters of aging, mortality, and identity are explored over the top of 11 songs that range from sparse and deeply intimate to sprawling and atmospheric, often within the same song. The result is a document of change and growth that feels like a culmination of Mansion's ever-evolving sound, as well as a new way forward.