Big Something has released a new live album, Escape From The Living Room. The nine-track compilation hosts the best of a 12-month period of concerts, offering a time capsule of mid through post-lockdown.

Taken from the name of the band’s quarantine livestream series and upcoming tourEscape From The Living Room stretches back to July 31st, 2020 from a fan-less webcast at Ovation Sound in Winston Salem, NC. The album also features recordings from frontman Nick MacDaniels‘ house where the band staged a number of streams.

Escape From The Living Room also captures Big Something emerging from quarantine to play some of its first shows. These include a drive-in show on May 30th, 2020 at Brown’s Island in Richmond, VA, represented by “Megalodon” and “Timebomb”, the latter featuring a guest sit-in from Leo P (Too Many Zooz) on saxophone. The live album also contains tracks from the band’s first in-person, festival appearance post-lockdown at Mountain Music Festival in Oak Hill, WV on June 5th, 2021. The show saw the band debut the original “Bob & Weave”.

“That was a really special show,” Nick MacDaniels said of Mountain Music Festival. “That was the first moment in front of a large audience since the pandemic began where I think we really felt some light at the end of the tunnel as a band and crew. And I think everyone in the audience there was collectively feeling the same thing after over a year of no shows. The energy was unbelievable. Live music can be such a powerful healing force for both those who experience it and those who make it and it was obvious we all really needed it that night.”

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Stream the new Big Something live album Escape From The Living Room via the player below or on your preferred streaming platform. Vinyl pre-orders include a signed Escape From The Living Room 140 gram splatter LP and a USB flash drive with five bonus tracks, featuring covers of Pink Floyd‘s “Echoes”, Talking Heads‘ “Crosseyed & Painless” and “Psycho Killer”, and more.

Big Something is about to embark on the Escape From The Living Room tour beginning on Friday in Asheville, NC for a two-night run. Visit the band’s website for tickets and a full list of tour dates.

Big Something – Escape From The Living Room

Escape From The Living Room Tracklist

  1. Escape (Intro) – Live from 6/5/21 Mountain Music Festival, Oak Hill WV
  2. Bob & Weave – Live from 6/5/21 Mountain Music Festival, Oak Hill WV
  3. Heavy – Live from 7/31/20 Ovation Sound, Winston Salem NC
  4. Megalodon – Live from 5/30/21 Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA
  5. Timebomb – Live from 5/30/21 Brown’s Island, Richmond, VA
  6. Waves – Live from 9/26/20 Ovation Sound, Winston Salem NC
  7. The Flood – Live from 8/22/20 Ovation Sound, Winston Salem NC
  8. Smoke Signal – Live from 9/26/20 Ovation Sound, Winston Salem NC
  9. Love Generator – Live from Nick’s House 2/27/21 Somewhere, NC

Bonus Tracks:
Brace for Impact
Crosseyed & Painless
Psycho Killer
Song for Us

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