Detroit-based rocker Ryan Allen (ex-Thunderbirds Are Now!), needing an outlet for some punk and hardcore jams that weren’t quite a fit for his current energetic power pop band Extra Arms, launched a new project, Big Life.
With a handful of rough demos, he enlisted the help of his best friend Dan Nixon (ex-Negatives) to contribute lyrics and vocals, Sean Gauvreau (Grey Gardens, ex-Black Dahlia Murder) on bass, and Jordan VonZynda (Hidebehind, ex-Due North) on drums.
Big Life sound like 1985 Dischord/Rev Summer bands and are without a doubt influenced by Dag Nasty, Black Flag, Husker Du, Fugazi, and current bands like Praise. Their eight-song, self-titled EP drops on April 21 on Setterwind Records. It was recorded with Chuck Huber at Drifting Sun Sound and mastered by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios.
The band recently shared their video for the single “Your Truth.”
Catch the band this Summer and order their EP here.
Photo by Jodi Lynn Burton