Big Bliss is the Brooklyn-based brainchild of brothers Cory and Tim Race, and friend/collaborator Wallace May. Formed in late 2015, the trio melds harmonic post punk grooves with art rock sensibilities all propped up on the pillars and hooks of pop structure. Their sound is at once melancholic, tense, noisy, and ultimately uplifting, laced with lyricism that ruminates on anxiety, grief, addiction, recovery, devotion, and heartache. Framing these themes is the social ennui unique to generations brought up in our technologically ravaged and increasingly fragile world.
Their 2018 debut LP ‘At Middle Distanced’ released to acclaim from Billboard, The Big Takeover, Aquarium Drunkard and more. Several years of heavy show schedules and relentless touring led to the band being recognized by Oh My Rockness as “NYC’s Hardest Working Band” in 2017, as well as regular appearances at SXSW through 2019.
The band is in production on their sophomore album, Vital Return, produced by Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, Liars, The Drums), and has assembled a live lineup to return to regular performances and touring, joined by fellow Brooklyn musicians Rose Blanshei and Dan Peskin on bass and guitar, respectively.
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