RIYL: Kevin Devine, Titus Andronicus, Animal Flag
Label: Bad Timing Records
Not since 2013 have we had a full length album from Mansions. The last release from him was in 2017 with Deserter EP and if you didn’t get a chance to listen to it, you should. This album looks to be a little more clean shaven possibly because of its intimacy or melancholic nature of the themes. Albeit, the first single has a memorable sound and is sure to get stuck in some heads. As is Bad Timing Records, they pressed 1000 copies, 200 on coke bottle clear with black and white splatter, 300 half black half white, and 500 coke bottle clear, all for $18 (what a breath of fresh air)! Check out what BT has to say:
Big Bad finds Mansions at an intersection. It’s an album that’s preoccupied with making peace with the past and finding a way to make the most of the future–all without losing sight of here and now. Browder’s songwriting has never been more dynamic, weaving vibrant synths, shimmering guitars, and churning bass into a sound that captures the big hooks that Mansions are known for while also entering uncharted sonic territory.
Matters of aging, mortality, and identity are explored over the top of 11 songs that range from sparse and deeply intimate to sprawling and atmospheric, often within the same song. The result is a document of change and growth that feels like a culmination of Mansion’s ever-evolving sound, as well as a new way forward.
The new Mansions album is called Big Bad and it comes out on June 26, 2020.
Big Bad vinyl pressing
200 -- Coke Bottle Clear with White & Black Splatter
300 -- Half White / Half Black
500 -- Coke Bottle Clear
Big Bad Vinyl Bundle: All three of the above variants for $4 off -- available on this page
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive