Montreal three-piece BIG|BRAVE has been simmering since their 2015 release Au De La, but their relentlessly experimental sound and kinetic creative energy has finally, and thankfully, boiled over with their forthcoming third album, Ardor, due out September 15th via Southern Lord.
As with their previous release, Ardor was recorded a the Hotel2Tango, this time by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (of Jerusalem In My Heart). Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra), who was a special guest on Au De La, played violin on all of the three new tracks and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on two of the tracks.
While the teaser barely tips one minute, it speaks volumes regarding what's to come in BIG|BRAVE's next endeavor; swirling static, booming guitars, powerful drums-all the hallmarks that have made them one of experimental rock's most exciting acts today. With just three songs that clock in for a forty-minute-long LP, BIG|BRAVE has adopted a nearly unbearable level of urgency and intensity that weaves throughout Ardor.
Look for Ardor to be released on September 15th via Southern Lord. Stand by for additional album and tour news in the weeks ahead.
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