Philadelphia’s Big Burly is releasing their debut 7” with Strange Mono on July 18. Big Burly is the long awaited side project from members of Spesimin, The Company Corvette, and Programmed Hatred. Big Burly’s signature sound puts bassists Jess Kramer and Ross Pritchet front and center. The guitarless band is balanced perfectly by Ian Dykstra’s pounding drum style while Dan T’s deranged vocals serve up relentless energy. Wry humor, blisteringly short songs, and non-repetitive structures all combine to make something truly unique and fun to listen to.
“Inspiration for the lyrics largely came from my childhood experiences. Growing up in a rural area and playing with my friends in the trailer park. Observing alcoholism, violence, ‘Christian values’, and generally abysmal states of being that seem totally normal because you’re a kid.” – Dan T
Proceeds from sales of this album are being donated to the Philly Bail Fund. “Ending the injustice of money bail requires shifting Philadelphia’s bail system from one that is based on wealth to a fairer and more effective system based on a presumption of release before trial, except in the most exceptional circumstances.”
“There’s something happening here that feels equally as likely to be on a compilation LP alongside Charles Bronson and Suppression as a volume of Dope-Guns-‘N-Fucking In The Streets…If you want polished hardcore, you can go to the mall!”- Yellow Green Red
“Big Burly’s debut EP ‘Tumors’ is a riveting punk-rock voyage set to light a fire in the belly of the scene.” – IDIOTEQ
“The Tumors EP lives up to its name in many ways; from its look at the world to its growing and evolving cancer of sound but it is also one of the year’s truly exciting new offerings and one no hardcore noise hound should ignore.” – RingMaster Review
“Big Burly aims to remove the preconceptions of how Punk is supposed to sound.” – The Punk Site
“Not ones to fuck about, Big Burly navigate through the eye of the storm and for those out there who like their sounds on the fault lines, well, this one’s for you.” – sun-13