Big Sir sauntered into the neighborhood when singer Lisa Papineau and bass player John Alderete discovered they both shared a taste for the mellow side of rock and roll while playing together in a band called Pet, who were on Tori Amos' label, Igloo Records.
When Pet split up, they began writing slo-fi hip movers that not only stood on their own, but were easily adaptable to the dance moves they had picked up after years of touring and playing in Los Angeles clubs. Immediately after they began performing live, they found that they were being stalked by drummers, who would salivate as they stood in the audience bobbing their head in time to the drum machine.
It wasn't long before Lisa and John found the perfect drummer in Troy Zeigler, a talented beat keeper who understood exactly what Big Sir was trying to convey musically and whose mix of electronic and organic drumming style added just the right tasty flavor to the tunes.
Their self-titled debut CD is available now on Mootron Records (brainchild of Lisa's former Sissy Bar band-mate, Courtney Holt). Look out for special mix lean by Micky Petralia, whose recent credits include co-production of the Beck "Midnite Vultures" album.
Other highlights include viola work by Heather Lockie of Leather Hyman, backing vocals by the fellows of The Green and Yellow TV, and a guest appearance track featuring guitar fancy pants Josh Hagen of The Elevator Drops.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Speedy's Lament
2. Lisa's Theme
3. The Pistol Chasers
4. Nonstop Drummer
5. Sad Elephant
7. Le Baron
8. Ruby Road