Interview: Listening to Music with Big Deal

photo: Malia James

Music that evokes carefree, endless Californian summer days – what more can you wish for? That is exactly what the band Big Deal sounds like. After their critically acclaimed debut album Lights Out back in 2011, they now released a new album: June Gloom not only marks a sonic step forward, the duo also broadens the lyrical themes of their previous work

In our interview with Big Deal, we have talked to Kacey Underwood about music by Sonic Youth, The Smiths, Arcade Fire, Beach Boys and The Black Lips. More after the jump.

Sonic Youth Teenage Riot

I prefer the video for 100%, but this is a classic too. We learned to play this song together when we first started hanging out. I think I got paid, though. The good old days…

The Smiths There is a light that never goes out

We love this song. We see what you are doing here. Yes, we are Smith fans. But as long as we don’t sing like Kermit the Frog, we can steal from the Smiths eternally.

The Smashing Pumpkins 1979

Possibly my favourite video of all time. This was such a departure from their typical Big Muff sound and proved what a great writer Billy was.

Arcade Fire Sprawl II

Speaking of stealing, this was Heart of Glass, but now it is completely theirs because they are an amazing band. I hadn’t seen this video, so thanks! Nice to see them having fun. Win Butler also plays basketball. They can do no wrong.

The Beach Boys Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Not sure about this video, so I will just listen. My dad had a ’56 Chevy when I was a kid and it had an 8 track tape player in it, of which we had two cassettes for: a Beach Boys greatest hits and CCR greatest hits. My dad was a greatest-hits-kind-of-guy. If some day Big Deal have one, I know I’ll have made him proud.

The Black Lips Veni Vidi Vici

This has some great sounds in the beginning. The first 7 seconds of the Beatles “You know my name look up my number” are my favourite sounds ever. This kind of reminds me of that in a strange way.

Big Deal In your car

This is nice, but I think they stole that intro from The Cars.

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