Big Troubles
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Big Troubles

Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States | INDIE

Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States | INDIE
Band Pop Avant-garde


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"New Jersey's Big Troubles traffic in the kind of lo-fi fuzz-pop that got them on a split 7" with neighbors Fluffy Lumbers and a slot on the upcoming Underwater Peoples winter compilation. This new track, "Freudian Slips", is from a forthcoming LP on Olde English Spelling Bee-- check it out along with a few more of their songs over at their MySpace" -


"as noisy and succinct as it is purely infectious" - December 2009 Radar Scene Report

"WFMU Blog"

"a newish project that is really making me just go coconut-cuckoo clocks-crazy pants! Yes, Big Troubles is making me swoon hard right now with louder than you'd imagine fuzzy alt-pop tunes" -

"Black Book"

"...this selection includes the not-to-be-missed Big Troubles (Ridgewood, NJ), who’ve managed to absorb the lessons of the Jesus and Mary Chain, No Age, and Wavves without sounding too derivative." -

"Friendship Bracelet"

"Big Troubles is on that fuzzed scuzz Jersey tip, bout to jump right off and into your lap. I featured their track "Drastic and Difficult" on the Friendship Bracelet Club compilation and here they get retro with some hazy waves of Motown static on "Grey Dayz," the warmest breeze through some Jersey backyard. They begin to pummel on "Opposites," somewhere between Ride's gauze, APTBS's propulsion and a poppier zone like the Cranberries or something equally as melodic" -

"Rose Quartz"

"lovelorn with teenage feelings and dusky vocals and lots of trebly Pavement scuzz" -


"brilliantly catchy mix of early 90s indie pop with shoegaze, somewhat reminiscent of both the Pains and the Boo Radleys, but definitely hook-y and interesting enough to make themselves stand out" -

"The Tripwire"

"Just as their fellow Ridgewoodians Real Estate tend to dunk theirs underwater, Ian and Alex blanket most melodies in loads of fuzz and distortion. Lots of kids are doing it these days, few are doing it as well as these two. " -

"Weekly Tape Deck"

"Big Troubles calls New Jersey home– and that kind of makes sense. For a band that derives a hell-of-a-lot of influence from modern Swedish shoegaze bands Radio Dept. and Mary Onettes; you kind of have to be from somewhere cold–static, snow, sleet and distortion." -


Upcoming 7" (Olde English Spelling Bee Records)
Upcoming LP (Olde English Spelling Bee Records)
Upcoming Split w/ Fluffy Lumbers (Transparent)