PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 17, 2011 – Weathervane Music Organization and WXPN today released Volume 2, Episode 5 of the acclaimed Shaking Through series featuring Big Troubles, of Ridgewood, NJ. The song, “Phantom,” is the first full band recording since the album, Worry, and marks the first Big Troubles recording to be produced in a professional studio.
Today’s Shaking Through session was curated by Jenn and Liz Pelly, the Pelly Twins, who together author the blog, pellytwins.blogspot.com. “When they sent us the demo, we loved the song but it was almost like listening to it through a tube or behind a wall,” says Jenn. “It was awesome yesterday to be in the studio and finally hear that wall knocked down.”
“All the songs on ‘Worry’ are very good, but I really do think [Phantom] is a cut above,” she adds.
“Phantom” was produced by Brian McTear over the course of a two-day session at Miner Street Studios in Philadelphia, PA. “Big Troubles ultimately really wanted something massive and huge that you just couldn’t record at home. When they were done with this recording session they sounded just like they are supposed to sound.”
Big Troubles will release “Phantom” as the B-side to the first single on their fall 2011 album produced by Mitch Easter (Pavement, R.E.M.), which will be licensed and released by Slumberland Records. The band will play the Bell House in Brooklyn, on May 20th and Maxwell’s in Hoboken on May 21st before leaving to tour Europe with Julian Lynch and Ducktails.