Big Soy

Big Soy

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Loud, aggressive and melodic. Sometimes you can even dance to it. Two men. One guitar. Four drums. One shitty old synth.

Biography

Formed in 2003 by singer/guitarist John Edds and drummer/keyboardist Adam White, Big Soy is a loud, energetic, melodic indie rock band that played the dives of San Antonio and Austin as a duo until the end of 2005, during which time The Edge Magazine referred to them as “everything great about rock music packed into a two piece band, with more heart than a team of wild marathon runners.”

In addition to Big Soy's obvious strength--song and lyric--the band is noteworthy for having a drummer that plays keyboards at the same time, with no pre-programming or recorded tracks of any kind.

Big Soy’s first full-length CD, Putting The ______ in ______, recorded while Big Soy was still a duo, is a whirlwind musical tour through the swirling, emotional depths of the complicated mind of singer/guitarist John Edds. His simple, poignant, unprocessed guitar parts are driven forward and toned like torn muscle by the intuitive drumming and keyboard playing of Adam White. His voice—pure and gritty, sweet and pained almost to the point of neurosis—tells stories that all but the least adventurous of us can relate to, even envision unfolding in our own lives. The result is a semi-autobiographical collection of twelve songs, songs that together follow the various internal and external adventures of lyricist John Edds. His sometimes painful, sometimes amusing, sometimes infuriating encounters with the various people and 'real' worlds he has been found inhabiting usually leave listeners reflecting on their own surprisingly various existences. To see Big Soy play live is an immediate entree into these worlds, as the band takes its audience on a bumpy ride over hugely varied emotional topography before crashing into a swamp of cathartic noise—sinking into a musical reality so thick it's almost impossible to escape

Lyrics

Beautiful

Written By: John Edds

When we met you were so beautiful
What happened to you, beautiful
You used to be so bright
Now you're dull

When we met you had so much to say
Then all the words just flew away
Now you sit around all day
Ignoring me.

Beautiful
You were so beautiful
When you were beautiful
I was in love with you

You used to be the queen of my heart
Now you're something that I've got
To get around and over
Poor me

I thought I'd be good at loving you
But all I've done again is prove
That I'm not really good
At anything

What happened to you, beautiful
You used to be so bright
Now you're dull

When we met you had so much to say
Then all the words just flew away
Now you sit around all day
Ignoring me.

Beautiful
You were so beautiful
When you were beautiful
I was in love with you

Discography

Unplugged and Barefoot Live (EP) 2005
Putting the ______ in ______ (LP) 2005
Part of You (EP) 2006
Star By Your Name 2008

Airplay on:
KVRX 91.7 FM Austin (several weeks in the "topless 39")
KSYM 90.1 FM San Antonio
WAR 93.7 FM San Francisco
KRTU 91.7 FM San Antonio
KUIW Internet Stream
Revolution Radio (UK)
Bandradio.com
.....and many more

Interviewed on:
KSYM 90.1 FM San Antonio
KRTU 91.7 FM San Antonio
KUIW Internet Stream

Live Performances on:
KSYM 90.1 FM San Antonio
KRTU 91.7 FM San Antonio

Big Soy has played shows with bands as diverse as The Walkmen, Mates of State, The Whigs, Apollo Sunshine, Skeleton Key, Big Business, Birdmonster, and many more.

Set List

Big Soy's typical set is 45 minutes, although they have enough original material to play for twice that long.
Typical songs on a set include Papasan, Sound of War, Part of You, Western Sizzler, Northern Squall, Back to Town, Nashville, Something Good, and more.
Although the band occasionally surprises audiences with a cover or two, these are not part of Big Soy's repertoire.