BIG BUSINESS ‘The Beast You Are’ Album; New Single & N. American Tour

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

BIG BUSINESS, one of this world’s best two-man units, creating downright fine heavy rock music. They are back with a multitude of new happenings.

The duo – Jared Warren (bass and vocals) and Coady Willis (drums and vocals) – are announcing the release of their new album, ‘The Beast You Are, via Joyful Noise Recordings on April 12th. On top of that, we have the now unveiled album details, pre-order, and news of an upcoming North American headlining tour (plus their previously announced shows with Clutch).

Along with all that, BIG BUSINESS share the first single to surface from the looming album, the track titled “Let Them Grind” is a solid outing for sure. It finds the dual-powered BIG BUSINESS channeling elements similar to those of (the) Melvins, which Warren and Willis were concurrently members of between 2006 and 2015.

Jared Warren offered the following about the song:

[Let Them Grind] is the perfect song for any situation in which a soundtrack for suppressing blood-boiling, ear-ringing anger is needed.

The Beast You Are‘ is the second album release from the band (after 2016’s ‘Command Your Weather’) since they returned to a two-piece format, after the four-person roster of 2011’s ‘Quadruple Single’ EP. Coady Willis addressed the reduction in player size within BIG BUSINESS saying:

It’s just better. We work faster, and we know what we’re both going for. It gives us more room to be weirder in certain aspects and try different things. It makes sense because that’s how we established ourselves in the beginning and how we learned to write songs together, it was just the two of us. Coming back to that lineup felt natural.

It must, if “Let Them Grind” is any gauge by which to measure the pair’s latest output. Check out the new single below, along with the album details and touring itinerary. The spring headline run kicks off April 11th in Long Beach, California.

The Beast You Are can be pre-ordered in various formats at this LINK.

 

The Beast You Are‘ Track list:

01. Abdominal Snowman
02. Heal The Week
03. Complacency Is Killing You
04. Bright Grey
05. Time and Heat
06. The Moor You Know
07. People Behave
08. We Can Swarm
09. El Pollo
10. We’ll Take The Good Package
11. Last Family
12. Under Everest
13. Let Them Grind

 


– BIG BUSINESS 2019 Tour Dates – 

* = w/Clutch

Feb. 14 – El Paso, X @ Monarch
Feb. 18 – Birmingham, AL @ Firehouse
Feb. 19 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate *
Feb. 21 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
Feb. 22 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge *
Feb. 23 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ *
Feb. 24 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre *
Feb. 26 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater *
Feb. 27 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
Mar. 01 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station *
Mar. 02 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater *
Mar. 03 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall *
Mar. 04 – Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch *
Mar. 06 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater *
Mar. 08 – Wichita, KA @ The Cotillion Ballroom *
Mar. 09 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
Mar. 10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater *
Mar. 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Mar. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall *
Mar. 14 – Green Bay, WI @ The Distillery *
Mar. 15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room *
Mar. 16 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Mar. 18 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
Mar. 19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
Mar. 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
Mar. 22 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone
Mar. 23 – Dallas, TX @ Regal Room
Apr. 11 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
Apr. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Apr. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Apr. 16 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Apr. 17 – Vancouver, BC, CAN @ Wise Hall
Apr. 18 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Apr. 19 – Tacoma, WA @ Alma Mater
Apr. 20 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Apr. 24 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Apr. 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Apr. 27 – Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival

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