Great Grandpa Four of Arrows The second full length album from the awesome Great Grandpa. “Impressionistic, emotionally exhaustive, and delivered through a stream of lush harmonies, it takes the terrestrial promise of their debut and throws it into the cosmos.” - The FADER “Stirring and striking, it's an introspective exploration of circumstance and contrast…” - NPR “The result is their boldest work yet, thick slabs of guitars conjuring up an atmosphere that sits as a moody backdrop for Alex Menne’s heady, enthralling lead vocal, which has never sounded more guttural; close to the very edge of breaking.” - Gold Flake Paint Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Colour Anthology It's been ten years since Colours split up, and BSM have re-pressed their Anthology set. As per the original release, both formats come packaged in recycled brown sleeves and include an A3 insert, featuring some very fresh-faced band members in the photos! And as for the music, well it's every track they ever recorded. All 13 songs. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Vinnie Caruana Aging Frontman The new solo record from Vinnie Caruana, you'll recognise him from The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche. Not afraid to take himself too seriously with the title and cover artwork, the personal EP is his most accomplished and poignant solo release to date. Vinnie has this to share: “This is as personal as I’ve ever been with the listener. The people who listen to my music know me. I’ve personally met most of them at shows and we have a relationship. This is just another layer. I’m still looking for answers. We all are. We have to keep finding the beauty in life, no matter how hard life can sometimes make it for us. I want to keep being the best version of myself until I die.” This never-ending desire to find and hold on to beauty and peace of mind, despite the chaos and frequent ugliness of the world we all live in, is something that has always inspired Caruana to write and perform music, and to connect with his fans and this record is without a doubt the finest distillation of that ethos, and of Caruana’s formidable talent as a singer/songwriter. Big Scary Monsters 12"
Prince Daddy & the Hyena Cosmic Thrill Seekers Cosmic Thrill Seekers, the new record from Albany punk rock band Prince Daddy & the Hyena, is many things. It is an odyssey of epic, The Monitor-esque proportions, a great, galloping sonic roadtrip across space and time and Albany, boomeranging around a horn of punk, pop, indie, garage rock, and orchestral, Queen-style arrangements and theatrics; it is an exploration of the fall-out after an acid trip, manic self-destruction, bottoming-out and recovering, and then slipping again; it is a candid, acute documentation of frontperson Kory Gregory’s cyclical mental health states as told through three acts and 14 songs/chapters; it is an existential presentation of eternal return theory, a victory via surrender to impermanence; and perhaps most of all, it is about Dorothy Gale and The Wizard Of Oz. If you’ve never heard the band before then that sounds quite the introduction right? But believe us, Prince Daddy & the Hyena are the real deal. Having honed their craft in countless sweaty basements with their relentlessly fun, frantic and inclusive live shows, this creative and ambitious band are here with a joyous, cathartic record that’s sure to appeal to punk rock fans everywhere. Big Scary Monsters LP
Pedro The Lion Phoenix The long awaited new album from Pedro The Lion, following on from Achilles Heal that was released 14 years before. A band that has been very influential, bringing another dose of their folk-indie fused with emo elements. “I had abandoned my natural way of working in the hopes of creating space for a consistent band to write with… and it hadn’t worked. So I got a rehearsal space, mic’d up drums, bass, and guitar, and really leaned into my original process again. It immediately felt like home. Before long I realized it also felt like Pedro the Lion.” Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Single Mothers Through A Wall The new full length from Single Mothers, released through Big Scary Monsters. Since their formation in 2008, Single Mothers’ only constant is change. With a perpetually revolving line-up that has even seen Thomson leaving the band, they have now settled into a Mark E. Smith and The Fall inspired operation where any collaborator is welcome to join him for the ride. “The door is always open,” says Thomson. “We just have a few guidelines: if the songs sound good and you’re a friend, you can play with the band anytime. Once a Mother, always a Mother.” Big Scary Monsters LP
Cursive Vitriola The eighth full length album from Cursive, following on from 2012's I Am Gemini. We're super excited to see this legendary emo / post-hardcore group release some long-awaited new music. “...Cursive rocking out at its best. Lyrically, frontman Tim Kasher never misses a step (see the men-as-animals ‘From The Hips’ and ‘Donkeys’), proving once again why he’s among indie rock’s greats.” - Billboard Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
Yndi Halda A Sun Coloured Shaker One track of typically brilliant, 12 minute yndi halda epicness. A Sun Coloured Shaker picks up where previous album Under Summer leaves off, with beautiful single-sided vinyl to match. Side B is etched, making this record as good to look at as it is to listen to. Big Scary Monsters 12"