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March 16, 2018
Big Murder is 'killing it' with their new release "Slow Moving Planet"
One of the best things that happens to me in my role as either a recording engineer, producer, music journalist, music ambassador for the music city of Macon, GA, or as a music business industry consultant, is that I get to hear a lot of great music.
Of course, sometimes it just happens that one of my friends turns me on to something great.
That is what happened with Big Murder. My good friends Andrew and Morgan Bennett sent me an email about this group and I was hooked.
Big Murder has a lot of weaponry with which to kill, musically speaking.
Lyrics that are heartfelt and shouting out warnings like a clipping audio meter about the rampant divisions in our communities and the crazy changes of 21st century life play an important role in why you should fork over your hard-earned money to check the band out. However, it is the groove factor that really makes the band's music something you will want to consume!
While the current release....
If you’re not having a great time halfway through the first cut on Big Murder’s new release, Shifting Ground, you’d better check your pulse. Because this high energy trio knows how to start a party. All three guys are lifelong musicians that play because they need to. It’s in their blood. And fortunately for us, they have an urgent desire to share the fun. Big Murder’s full throttle sound skips across the murky, listless tide of self-absorbed indie artist laments like a speedboat from hell.
The music that guitarist Marcus David, drummer Evan Buckler and bassist Randy Hall make together doesn’t bump along whining about the relentless cascade of life’s unfair challenges and heartbreaks. It unashamedly cuts right to the heart of the matter – as the crow flies – with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor. And it passes the only test that truly matters. When you head out to the back yard to tweeze the topiary, you’re sure to find yourself snipping in rhythm and humming a bar or two from My Love Is A Pinto.
So there you have it – the skinny on a breath-of-fresh-air new band. They’re loud, fun and refreshingly unpretentious. Now you have a fist full of reasons to give them a listen, but if you like, I can always give you one more.
They’re not out there to win any awards. They’re not out there to impress you with super musical skills. No, Big Murder exists solely to entertain you. To provide chunky, rhythmic, infectious rock-and-roll grooves that will make you walk around all day with a song in your head.
The Big Murder concept was conceived in 2013 by guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer Marcus David while playing the Atlanta circuit with previous bands. Bassist Randy Hall joined the mix in the summer of 2015 to collaborate on the band’s debut EP. In April 2018 Atlanta music teacher Andrew Bennett picked up the role of beating the drums.
The debut album Shifting Ground was released in July 2016. Several local shows, a couple festivals, and several appearances on 99X Atlanta radio WWWQ highlighted the following year in support of the record.
The sophomore effort, Slow Moving Planet, was released January 2018. The tracks on this record range from the gritty-in-your-face-straight-up-guitar-driven rock of Barking at the Gods to the heartfelt lyrics of If You Leave. The final track, Political Correction, “shouts out warnings like a clipping audio meter.”
The guys are tearing up stages in and around the southeast for the remainder of 2018 while preparing to produce another musical treat for their people. So, the message here is to check out the tour schedule, ‘cause, “Big Murder has a lot of musical weaponry with which to kill!”
Performance Highlight Reel
The Making of Shifting Ground