Big Troubles doesn't care that love is in air on 'Sad Girls'

After a self-produced debut on a tiny indie label, New Jersey quartet Big Troubles took a step up with the follow-up. They signed to Slumberland, home of two decades’ worth of lovely fuzz-pop, and they enlisted Mitch Easter (Pavement, R.E.M.) to produce their sophomore effort, “Romantic Comedy.”

Co-founders Alex Craig and Ian Drennan each sing and write songs, and the pair enlisted drummer Sam Franklin and bassist Luka Usmiani — two friends from high school — to help flesh out the sound they had in mind, which resulted in last year’s “Worry.”

“Sad Girls,” the first single from “Romantic Comedy,” is trademark Slumberland, with breathy vocals sighing through lovelorn lyrics, guitars perfectly balanced between jangle and muscle and one of those key changes that makes your heart skip a beat.

The single came out at the end of August, b/w “Phantom,” and it’s an alluring teaser to the album due Sept. 27.

Big Troubles – Sad Girls by Slumberland Records

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