out now: Big Deal – Lights Out [Mute]

Artist:
Big Deal

Title:
Lights Out

Label:
Mute

Cat#:
STUMM332

Release Date:
5th September 2011 (UK), 20th January 2012 (Europe)

Format:
CD, vinyl+CD & digital

Tracklist:

01)
Distant Neighborhood

02)
Chair

03)
Cool Like Kurt

04)
Swoon

05)
Homework

06)
Talk

07)
With The World At My Feet

08)
Locked Up

09)
Summer Cold

10)
Visions

11)
Seraphine

12)
Pi

13a)
Ophelia

13b)
Mai Joy

BonusCD-01)
Distant Neighborhood
(Home Demo Version)

BonusCD-02)
Visions
(Home Demo Version)

BonusCD-03)
Homework
(Home Demo Version)

BonusCD-04)
Swoon
(Home Demo Version)

Track 13a is digital bonus for Amazon. Track 13b is digital bonus for iTunes.
Bonus disc is only available via Rough Trade – see buy links below.

Info :
It is with great excitement that Big Deal unveil details of their eagerly anticipated debut album Lights Out, released on 29 August, and new single Chair, out on Mute on 22August 2011 in addition to a series of dates that includes a very special show at the Tamesis Dock, a converted barge on the Albert Embankment, London, on 24 August.

With the strum of an acoustic guitar set against the fuzzed out chords of an electric guitar and the tones of a boy / girl vocal, the band announced their arrival in the summer of last year. Since then Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe have been making waves with their tales of teen angst and adult compromise.

Lights Out, co-produced by Underwood and Dean Reid, emerges from its bedroom beginnings as a collection of 12 deeply personal songs with universal appeal, innately tapping into the innocence, insecurity, wonder and (sometimes unrequited) love and lust of relationships. The album opens with the nostalgic sweep of the Distant Neighborhood, a blissful, sun-kissed introduction. The raw, confessional Talk perfectly illustrates the push-pull of relationships, Seraphine is enchanting in its deep reflection while Homework is achingly beautiful in its schoolyard simplicity. Locked Up, a wall-of-sound swoon fleshed out from its early recordings, could well be one of the most raggedly affecting love songs this year. Overall, these are songs which are structurally sparse yet emotively rich, sweet and seductive yet raw and jagged.

To coincide with the release of the Lights Out, Big Deal release a new single Chair, a highlight from an album brimming with potential singles. Bringing together electric fuzz and acoustic sheen, the track is a bittersweet 3 minutes about longing to take a crush to the next level, centred around the poignant lyrics: “You don’t trust me to sit on your bed / Put me on a chair in the corner instead.”

Listen:
“Chair”

“Talk”

“Locked Up”

“13”

“Homework”

Free download:
#1 not any longer available

Videos:
“13” (acoustic peformance)

“Homework”

“Chair”

“Distant Neighborhood”

Buy:
MuteBank (CD)
MuteBank (vinyl+CD)
Rough Trade (CD + bonus CD)
Rough Trade (vinyl+CD + bonus CD)
HMV (CD)
HMV (vinyl+CD)
Amazon GER (CD)
Amazon GER (vinyl+CD)
Amazon UK (CD)
Amazon UK (vinyl+CD)
Amazon US (CD – Import)
Amazon US (vinyl – Import)
iTunes (digital)
7digital (digital)
Amazon UK (digital – 12 tracks)
Amazon UK (digital – 13 tracks)

Websites:
Big Deal
Big Deal @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

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