Tuesday, December 28, 2010

mp3: BIG EYES - "Why Can't I" (from Don Giovanni)

mp3: Big Eyes - "Why Can't I"

I first learned about Big Eyes this summer, after Screaming Females tore down Goodbye Blue Monday and the crowd had taken to the Bushwick sidewalk to recuperate. A pretty prime setting to be tipped off to new band like Big Eyes — a year old pop-punk trio from New Brunswick and Brooklyn, and a recent addition to the Don Giovanni roster — and since then, the band's "I Prefer to Be Alone" demo (download here) has gotten ample airplay on our radio shows. "Why Can't I" is the latest from Big Eyes — blaring, hooky power pop with a crunchy lead riff, specked with snarly love-rhymes from singer/guitarist Kate Eldridge, formerly of CHEEKY. The group played at Gainsville, FL's nine-year old DIY punk convention "The Fest" in October, and says they're most influenced by The Ramones, Cheap Trick, The Nerves, and Black Flag. RIYL: every band mentioned in this post.

The "Why Can't I" b/w "Your Lies" seven-inch is out 1/18 on Don Giovanni. They play 1/1 at Party Expo and 1/6 at Union Pool with German Measles.


Star Beat Music said...

Is the Jan. 1st show the one Catherine is organizing with Foreign Objects and Aye Nako?

JP said...

oooohhhh, I'm not sure! I will find out!