Secret Serpents presents the Big Business - Spring 2009 Tour Series
April 22, 2009 - The Max - Dallas, TX - Lil Tuffy
April 23, 2009 - Red Seven - Austin, TX - Bobby Dixon (Kollective Fusion)
April 24, 2009 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX - Steve Walters (Screwball Press)
April 25, 2009 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA - Erin Armstrong (Kill Hatsumomo Prints)
April 26, 2009 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, AL - Mike Budai
April 29, 2009 - Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL - Pete Cardoso (Ghost-Town Design)
April 30, 2009 - City Limits - Delray Beach, FL - Chuck Loose (Ironforge Press)
May 1, 2009 - The Social - Orlando, FL - Mike Murphy
May 2, 2009 - Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL - Chuck Sperry
May 3, 2009 - The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA - 8Ball (Antagonist Design)
May 5, 2009 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC - Ron Liberti
May 6, 2009 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD - Dan Grzeca
May 7, 2009 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington DC - Print Mafia
May 8, 2009 - The Note - West Chester, PA - TBA
May 9, 2009 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY - Brian Ewing
May 10, 2009 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY - TBA
May 12, 2009 - Middle East - Boston, MA - Jeff LaChance
May 13, 2009 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH - Denny Schmickle
May 14, 2009 - The Basement - Columbus, OH - Lonny Hurley
May 15, 2009 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY - Justin Kamerer (Angryblue)
May 16, 2009 - Small's - Detroit, MI - TBA
May 17, 2009 - The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL - Dan MacAdam (Crosshair Design)
May 18, 2009 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN - David Witt
May 20, 2009 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO - Phineas
May 21, 2009 - Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT - TBA
May 22, 2009 - Neurolux - Boise, ID - Drew Millward
May 23, 2009 - Dante's - Portland, OR - TBA
May 24, 2009 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA - Brad Klausen
May 25, 2009 - The Big Room - Olympia, WA - Paul Imagine
May 27, 2009 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA - Alan Forbes (Secret Serpents)
May 28, 2009 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA - Malleus Rock Art Lab
June 1, 2009 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
June 2, 2009 - Casbah - San Diego, CA - Marty Boe (Homesick Ink)
From Hydra Head Records:FACT #1:
Big Business are also pleased to announce that they think it turned out great.
Quite a few of those millennial types on the internet have been asking the band things like: "What's up with the new album? Why's it taking so long? How come you guys don't play that one song anymore or have merchandise at your shows?"
While Big Business don't have time to answer all of those types of questions directly, we at Hydra Head would like to take this opportunity to present you with some True Facts about MIND THE DRIFT.
Producer Phil Ek (insert famous bands like the Shins here) has again evolved the band's grandiose sound and taken the Biz into new sonic territories!
Guitarist and newest band member Toshi Kasai adds new voice and dimension, and looks good doing it. You can actually hear the handsome.
Most of the instrumental tracks were recorded at AVAST! 2 studios in Seattle, WA. in June and July of 2008.
Due to the busy touring schedule of Big Biz and the Melvins, most of the vocals, as well as some overdubs and mixing, had to be postponed until late November of 2008. The album was completed in Los Angeles (well, actually, Burbank to be precise). (That's a two-fer.)
While recording Jared's vocals, Phil Ek kept a loaded sawed-off shotgun in the control room.
Hydra Head Records will be releasing the album on LP/CD/Digital this April. But more news on that later...
If you are internet savvy, you can check out a new, never before heard track called "Gold and Final" streaming on myspace.com/bigbigbusiness... NOW!