- BIG PRESS -
2013 ALBUM OF THE YEAR!
Endless Boundaries Radio
Home Grown Music Network
The self-titled sophomore effort from North Carolina rockers BIG Something is an 80-minute party filled with everything jam fans love – an expertly-played, eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, reggae and more spaced over 12 songs, each with its own distinct vibe. Opening track “The Curse of Julia Brown” tiptoes in with a touch of synth, then lets loose a thunderous guitar riff and bass line, giving way to a tidal wave of horns. Combined with Nick MacDaniels’ commanding vocals, it gives every indication that this album is about to rock your face off. “The Undertow” feels like a day at the beach with its airy sax and sunny reggae rhythm. Raise-your-lighters-in-the-air ballad “Bright Lights” is the perfect closer. One listen brings on an urgent desire to see this tremendous six-piece tear it up live. – Relix Magazine
The new album instantly grabs your attention and never lets go, flowing through a myriad of styles effortlessly and with great enthusiasm. The songwriting just keeps getting better and better, with memorable melodies and interesting counterpoint that contribute to soundscapes that compliment the lyrics in ways that are both lush and straightforward. - The Corner News
"There is no weak track on this album. It begins unflinchingly, rising and falling, a complete album...This is the album that sets Big Something into the upper ranks, puts them on the map with the greats. I can’t recommend this album enough." - Angelica Music
"BIG Something is a rock solid release, surely fit for the accolades that’ll be coming in hot and heavy when it officially drops. Ya just can’t knock an old school live rock band kickin’ funk, jazz, and electronica with a fever—this is fun, good times music for yer earhole—no bones about it, nothin’ more to say." - GratefulWeb.com
I can hear touches of Eric Clapton’s guitar, Blind Melon’s vocals, the Allman Brothers groove, and a Funkadelic or Sublime overall vibe. Ultimately this is a young energized band that is trying to really swing for the fences with this album. Don’t believe me though, just pick any track below as this album is full of winners, with standouts like The Glow, My Volcano, The Moonshine, Good Man, and Bright Lights. - Cinemacho
"BIG Something’s sound may be difficult to describe, but the feeling you get while listening to the group isn’t. The feeling is ecstasy; the feeling you’ve been longing for all winter, or perhaps all your life. Simple joy, gratitude, and the desire to share those emotions with everyone around you are the symptoms of a BIG Something show."
- Appalachian Jamwich Magazine
Winners - 2010 Studio Album of the Year!
"This is an expansive concept album detailing the life and times of Pinky, a figure who is part Robin Hood, part Clyde, part neighborhood Pimp. The album offers excellent musicianship and a spirit of fun as it details these adventures, proving to be a remarkable debut for Big Something."
"Comparing them to Rush, Widespread Panic, or Bruce Springsteen is lofty praise. For a band called Big Something, they surely live up to their name."
"It's not a good band, it's a great band!"
- Artie Kornfeld
co-founder of Woodstock '69, former VP Capitol Records
"Stories From the Middle of Nowhere, finds the six piece on a promising path quite early in the group’s career. From the rocking guitar work, through the tasteful sax play, on to the funky keys, and the drum and bass backbone, BIG Something is a band that doesn’t fail the promising capacity of its name."
"Rumbling saxophone solos and processed guitars that seem to ding: this is a band where the tone is BIG. Like MGMT or the Flaming Lips, there are plenty of magical moments that make you wonder “how’d they get those sounds?”
- Creative Loafing Charlotte
"Magic...Primarily driven by the combination of guitar, synth and sax, the Big Something offer a complexly interwoven series of grooves marked by rich and sonorous mixes."
- YES! Weekly Magazine
Reviews & Links
BIG Something brings bigger sound to Boone - Mountain Times
BIG Something / Interview with Jesse Hensley by LiveMusicDaily.com
BIG Daddy Something show review by RaleighMusic.com
BIG Something CD review by Hittin the Note Magazine
Growth Spurts: Sitting Down with BIG Something's Nick MacDaniels (Angelica Music)
Review and photo gallery for our show with MOE. in Raleigh, NC (HomeGrownMusic.net)
BIG Something Left Fans Wanting moe. (RaleighMusic.com)
Feature article by Mixer Magazine (February 2014)
RVA Magazine reviews our January 16, 2014 show in Richmond, VA (with photos and video).
BIG Something selected as Album of the Year from Angelica Music
BIG Something wins fan's pick for Album of the Year from HomeGrownMusic.net
BIG Something wins Album of the Year from Endless Boundaries Radio
BIG Something CD review by The Corner News
BIG Something CD review by The Indie Blender
BIG Something CD review by Angelica Music
BIG Something CD review by GratefulWeb
BIG Something CD review by HomeGrownMusic.net
BIG Something CD review by Cinemacho
Show review The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC 10/4/2013 by Appalachain Jamwich
Show review The 8x10 in Baltimore on 10/2/13 by Appalachain Jamwich
BIG Something's Nick MacDaniels returns as guest on the Artie Kornfeld Show 10/01/2013
The Stagger Magazine - cover image & back cover story/picture
Nick & Jesse acoustic performance/interview on WCOM 9/6/13 (video)
Artist Spotlight Series at Wookiepost
Review of our 8/3/13 Jammin' Java show
The Indie Blender reviews "Live From Uranus"
BIG Something set at Domefest 2013 review
FOUND Magazine feature spread (pages 88-95)
Q&A With BIG Something - Sun Gazette
NBC 17 highlights BIG Something and their upcoming show with The B-52s
BIG Something wins Band Together's 2012 Last Band Standing
Pick Up Productions - Featured Artist: BIG Something
Pop Matters reviews BIG Something set at Blackwater Music Festival
Jambands.com reviews Stories from the Middle of Nowhere
HomeGrownMusic.net - Featured Artist: BIG Something
Spartanburg Herald Journal feature
Headstash.com's coverage of Camp Barefoot 5
Creative Loafing August 2011
Burlington Times News August 2011
BIG Something's Nick MacDaniels is featured guest on The Artie Kornfeld Show 5/17/11
HGMN Show Review - New Blind Tiger March 4th 2011
BIG Something featured in Magazine33 March 2011
BIG Something selected as Home Grown Music Network's 2010 "New Band of the Year" and "Studio Album of the Year""
BIG Something Press Release March 2011
BIG Something One-Sheet
SFTMON stays strong at #5 on December Relix Magazine / Jambands.com Radio Charts
SFTMON reaches #4 on November Relix Magazine / Jambands.com Radio Charts
"Stories from the Middle of Nowhere" goes to #9 on October Relix Magazine / Jambands.com Radio Charts
"Stories from the Middle of Nowhere" nominated for HGMN 2010 Album of the Year Award
"Stories from the Middle of Nowhere" debuts at #3 on Relix Magazine / Jambands.com Radio Charts
"Pinky's Woman" wins Guitar Center Contest Judged by KRS-One
Big Something reaches #1 on the HGMN Radio Charts (week of Oct. 8th, 2010)
Keller Williams spins Josh's Disco on his Radio Show
Big Something advances to #4 on HGMN Radio Charts
HGMN Welcomes BIG Something
"Big City Song" Featured on Relix Magazine's September CD Sampler (#12)
BIG Something debuts at #11 on HGMN National Radio Charts
Leeway's Homegrown Music Network CD Review
YES! Weekly CD Review
"A Simple Vision" Featured on Relix Magazine's July CD Sampler (#9)