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Big Science || "Loose Change Century" Single

Big Science
"Loose Change Century" [Single]
Released on: May 4th, 2011
Grade: 4 out of 5 meatballs
Reviewed by: Marcie Garcia

Big Science is giving us a little taste of what's to come, releasing "Loose Change Century" off their much anticipated forthcoming album. The single displays a repeating muted guitar-line that locks in with the pulsing drums, sparse percussion, and stripped piano, forming a hypnotic and minimal space that allow the lyrics to tell their story. Building from start to finish, the song ends with an array of guitars, driving bass and a ghostly chorus of cycling voices, merging in the kind of sonic payoff that has become synonymous with Big Science.

Yes, "Loose Change Century" displays the familiarity of Big Science's staple sound, but their impressive growth within their envelope-pushing aesthetic and depth in songwriting clearly shows these guys have a bright future ahead of them. As they spent countless hours holed up in their personal studio — where the entire record is in the process of being recorded and mixed — the foursome managed to yield songs and recordings that are increasingly mature and developed. "Loose Change Century" is proof of quintessential Big Science as it is rhythmically propulsive, dynamic, spacious, lyrically poignant and downright hooky.

As summer finally approaches, look forward to Big Science live. Abstracted, strobing projections bring their already intense shows to a transcendent level, where audience and musicians become equally enveloped in the moment. These are the kind of shows that stick with you for a long time.

Big Science plays Subterranean this Friday, May 6th, with Color Radio and An Aesthetic Anaesthetic. The show starts at 9PM, it's 17+ and is $10 at the door. BUY TICKETS HERE!

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