photo manipulation by nacrowe
i had the good fortune a few years back to film the POST PUNK-influenced BROOKLYN INDIE ROCK band BIG BLISS at MARKET HOTEL when we were producing our OFF THE M series. what drew me to them initially was their expansive, angular sound couple with earnest, personal lyrics and an undeniable stage presence. after filming bands night in and night out for a few weeks, it was always apparent and obvious when a band was clicking, and they definitely were capable, engaging and effective musicians.
since filming them i've kept tabs on their social media and have been more than impressed with their commitment to social justice issues in the wake of the 2020 protests in response to the murder of GEORGE FLOYD. i respect this band even more now for sticking to their guns and putting themselves out there in the streets and voicing their truth.
i know they have a new record coming out so definitely keep an eye out for that. most definitely a talented local band worth checking out.
art by nacrowe
check out this BIG BLISS performance of "HIGH IDEAL" recorded recently at MARKET HOTEL as part of our ongoing OFF THE M series. all OFF THE M performances are recorded live in concert at either MARKET HOTEL and TRANS PECOS in bushwick.
if you dig this single than their 2018 LP AT MIDDLE DISTANCE (via EXIT STENCIL RECORDINGS) is well worth seeking out.