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Full Body full record stream via The Alternative + pre-order

The Alternative has premiered Full Body's upcoming record What's Good? in full! An incredible record full of hooks and spasms, the Rochester quartet (mems. Big Fred) has turned in a record that fits beautifully alongside other Sad Cactus gems, while maintaining a distinctive voice.

Eli Enis says: "It’s a record that drips and oozes as much as it clatters and crashes; whips and hurls as easily as it chains itself in place. Although Exploding In Sound-ish acts like Pile, Two Inch Astronaut and peaer are certainly reasonable comparisons given Full Body’s long, monotone vocal sustains and needly guitarwork, What’s Good? travels at a pace that often recalls the prickly jolt of Donovan Wolfington or Prince Daddy & the Hyena. There aren’t really conventional hooks, as the vocals are often secondary within the mix, but the lead riffs violently scratch themselves into the inner linings of tracks like “Shut It Down” and “Too Real.”

You can read the rest of the piece and stream the record here:

Post-Trash premiered the first single "Leaf Green" which you can read here:

You can pre-order the record before its release on Friday, September 22nd here:

Posted on September 20th, 2017
new Big Fred record + single via Post-Trash

we couldn't be happier to announce the first new full length record from Big Fred! The first single, "Swimmer" is streaming today via Post-Trash, and Oh Hi Hello is out September 1st.

From Dan: "Opening with a spritely guitar and rhythms akin to a bouncy ball falling down a flight of stairs, heavy bursts of chorus and delay set the warped tone for Conor McCann'swarbling vocals. It's all the fun that can be had while singing about perpetual weekend boredom and blending up your head, heart, and tongue. Just barely over a minute in length, Big Fred forgo a hook in favor of amping the intensity with sheer sludge-pop crunch, pushing forward like a freight truck"

You can read the rest of the piece here:

You can pre-order the album here:

Posted on August 14th, 2017