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