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Release Date: Feb 2, 2018
Label: Exit Stencil Recordings

At Middle Distance

Release Date: Oct 19, 2018
Label: Stencil Recordings

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October 24, 2018

Big Bliss Share 'At Middle Distance LP' Out Now On Exit Stencil Recordings

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October 5, 2018

Big Bliss Share "Duplicate" Via The Wild Honey Pie | Announce Fall Tour Dates | LP Out 10/19 On Exit Stencil Recordings

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February 5, 2018

BIG BLISS SHARE "OVERRIDE" TRACK VIA THE 405

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January 29, 2018

BIG BLISS SHARE "CONTACT" VIDEO VIA ADHOC

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BIOGRAPHY

Big Bliss formed in late 2015 when brothers Cory and Tim Race began collaborating on a project with the aims of tapping into shared influences from 70's and 80's punk and post punk. Despite Cory having a huge musical influence on Tim as kids, and over their shared quarter century playing in separate bands, this is their first project together. They recruited Brooklyn songwriter Wallace May to play bass, whose leading style adds melodic layer to their trio sound. Together they deliver shimmering, jangling, energetic post punk, attempting to bridge the gap between precision, pop, dissonance and power, all within the typical confines of a three piece rock outfit.

Recently named “NYC’s Hardest Working Band of 2017” by Oh My Rockness, they’ve played around 150 shows between five tours and in NYC since their inception. Their debut EP, “Keep Near,” was released on Exit Stencil Records in the fall of 2016, called “a glistening, energetic continuation of what Robert Smith so eloquently popularized…a wonderful example of post-punk that will have you excited about the genre again” by Noisey. Jon Schaefer of WNYC’s Soundcheck said their “music jets along on classic-sounding post-punk melodies, with guitars usually chiming rather than crunching. But, like all good post punk, there’s a bit of darkness lurking in the corners.”

In May 2017, the band followed up their EP with the single “Fortune,” which Impose Magazine called “a continuation of an anxiety-ridden, yet irrefutably captivating inquest into the gleaming side of post-punk.” Their next release is a 7 inch set for February 2018, with their debut LP to follow in mid 2018. Catch them on tour to see why Pancakes and Whiskey described a performance as “a powerhouse sound with urgent tempos that ripped the train straight off the tracks and roared into your ears.”

Big Bliss formed in late 2015 when brothers Cory and Tim Race began collaborating on a project with the aims of tapping into shared influences from 70’s and 80’s punk and post punk. Despite Cory having a huge musical influence on Tim as kids, and over their shared quarter century playing in separate bands, this is their first project together. They recruited Brooklyn songwriter Wallace May to play bass, whose leading style adds melodic layer to their trio sound. Together they deliver shimmering, jangling, energetic post punk, attempting to bridge the gap between precision, pop, dissonance and power, all within the typical confines of a three piece rock outfit.

Recently named “NYC’s Hardest Working Band of 2017” by Oh My Rockness, they’ve played around 150 shows between five tours and in NYC since their inception. Their debut EP, “Keep Near,” was released on Exit Stencil Records in the fall of 2016, called “a glistening, energetic continuation of what Robert Smith so eloquently popularized…a wonderful example of post-punk that will have you excited about the genre again” by Noisey. Jon Schaefer of WNYC’s Soundcheck said their “music jets along on classic-sounding post-punk melodies, with guitars usually chiming rather than crunching. But, like all good post punk, there’s a bit of darkness lurking in the corners.”

In May 2017, the band followed up their EP with the single “Fortune,” which Impose Magazine called “a continuation of an anxiety-ridden, yet irrefutably captivating inquest into the gleaming side of post-punk.” Their next release is a 7 inch set for February 2018, with their debut LP to follow in mid 2018. Catch them on tour to see why Pancakes and Whiskey described a performance as “a powerhouse sound with urgent tempos that ripped the train straight off the tracks and roared into your ears.”

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Contact

Kip Kouri / kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com
Rachel Rossen / rachel@tellallyourfriendspr.com

Tour Dates

02/02 – Baby’s All Right (7″ Release Show) – Brooklyn, NY
02/04 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
02/08 – Alphaville – Brooklyn, NY