Doe Grow into It The second full length album from the awesome indie-punkers Doe. “’Grow into It’ is an album about the ageing process and growth” explains singer and guitarist Nicola Leel. “Lyrically, I wanted to write an album about getting older that was an antithesis of the overdone trope of male bands singing about rejecting adulthood and wanting to stay young and get wasted with their friends forever. Instead, Grow into It is about finding light and freedom in age and finding autonomy in death. Big Scary Monsters CD | 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
Antarctigo Vespucci Love in the Time of E-Mail The new full length collaborative album from Chris Farren and Jeff Rosenstock under the name Antarctigo Vespucci. Combining bubblegum indie-pop with a dreamy, beach-punk sound. It may have all started on a whim in a cramped apartment, but like the friendship at its core, Antarctigo Vespucci has blossomed into something much more. And like the non-existent explorer they’re named after, Antarctigo Vespucci chart a map of something at once new and familiar: missed connections, texts lingering on “read,” and the words that go unspoken. Maybe it’s just a passing feeling. Or maybe it’s…Love in the Time of E-Mail! Big Scary Monsters LP
Jamie Lenman Live at St Pancras A special release from the awesome Jamie Lenman, recorded live at his acoustic show at St Pancras Old Church in 2017 after the release of Devolver. Includes lots of pieces from the night and the workings of Devolver, including exclusive photos, interviews, the music videos from Devolver with commentary on how they were made and more "On my favourite live albums, like the ones Johnny Cash did at Folsom and St Quentin for instance, my favourite bits are always the in between chats where the artists communicates directly with the audience, and I think that's one of the main benefits of a live album over a studio album, you get that connection. I also love Steve Martin's comedy albums and Rollins' Think Tank, so even though the Q&A wasn't structured or scripted it's still reminiscent of these, almost like spoken word or standup in places" Big Scary Monsters LP
Orchards Losers/Lovers An impressive and infectious EP from Brighton based indie-poppers Orchards. If you're into the likes of Tiny Moving Parts, Super Whatevr, Slotface or Fresh then give this a go. If BSM could bottle summer and soundtrack the results, then they'd wager it would sound a lot like the incredible new Losers/Lovers EP from Brighton's Orchards! Sitting somewhere between the mathier, danceable side of Minus the Bear and After Laughter era Paramore, Orchards have created an impressive, glittery alt-pop cocktail that's destined to soundtrack your summer and beyond. Big Scary Monsters 12"
Delta Sleep Ghost City The second full length album from the mathy indie-emo band Delta Sleep, infectious, intricate and full of melody. This is a must-get-into band for fans of Tangled Hair, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Tiny Moving Parts and American Football. Not content to be defined by sub-genre or category, the band have tweaked and perfected their sound, drawing in influences from punk, indie and electronic music. The result is a record that goes beyond the label of just math-rock and showcases their most focused and exciting work to date. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
The Winter Passing Double Exposure The new six-track record from Irish indie-emo punks The Winter Passing, they play a sweet blend of punk with tinge of 90's midwest emo, it's hook-heavy. Following on from their 2015 debut album A Different Space Of Mind, there's once again plenty of melody and dual vocals from siblings Kate & Rob Flynn. Fans of Tigers Jaw, Elder Brother, Basement and Somos get into this. “It’s a sad story set to happy music; a love song about losing the comfort, normalcy, and safely net of a relationship, and how you can adjust to that change without wanting that change. That kind of change can make it difficult just to cope with daily life, but it can also make you realize you’re ready to be something more for someone.” - Kate Flynn, talking about the track Paper Rabbit Big Scary Monsters 12"
Mewithoutyou Untitled [Album] The seventh full length album from Kingston visitors, mewithoutYou. They're always evolving their music with mixes of emo, post-rock, post-hardcore and spoken word styled music to new places... Untitled is sure to expand even further. We can't wait to hear the rest of this. With a career stretching 17 years across six albums and a handful of EPs, the Philadelphia-based post-hardcore band have always put a premium on progression and [Untitled] and the accompanying EP [untitled] is no exception. Never truly anchoring themselves to a single sound, they have set their own pace , carving a path to create a world of thoughtful, aggressive music that is uniquely their own. Run For Cover / Big Scary Monsters CD | LP
We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream The fourth full length album from the Scottish band, We Were Promised Jetbacks. Indie-rock with mathy / punky / emo sparks flowing throughout. Get amongst this if you're into the likes of Tiny Moving Parts, Los Campesinos! TTNG or Little Comets. Produced by Jonathan Low (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs), the new record takes their experiences, forged from their ten years as a touring band and the changes in their personal lives, to create something that showcases the instinctive simplicity of their earlier work while representing a new phase in their career. Big Scary Monsters CD | LP