• big sir Und die Scheibe Andert Sich Immer (LP, £14.25)

    label: G.S.L.

    BIG SIR is comprised of Juan Alderete de la Pena (bassist for THE MARS VOLTA) and vocalist Lisa Papineau (known for her solo recordings, as well as those with AIR and M83). BIG SIR took shape when Papineau and Alderete discovered they both shared a taste for the fluid side of rock and roll while playing together in a band called PET, who were signed to Tori Amos' label, Igloo Records. They subsequently released two albums on Mootron Records, including an album of remixes featuring Dan the Automator (Alderete having performed as part of the touring band for Kool Keith/Automator's first Dr. Octagon album). The LA Weekly describes the group as such: "Sneaking into your pants like molasses with an attitude, BIG SIR is a soulful, solid groove smorgasbord complemented with toy box nuance and subtle sonic humour". "Und Die Scheisse Andert Sich Immer" finds BIG SIR continuing to explore an askew, off-plumb expanse of grooves, both pop and jazz. Contributors to the album include keyboardist Money Mark (BEASTIE BOYS), multi-instrumentalist Adrian Terrazas Gonzales (THE MARS VOLTA), bassist Jonathan Hischke (HELLA), as well as production on three tracks by Mickey P. (Peaches, Beck, etc.).

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