Big Mountain County are back for more with a second helping of sweaty, psychsexrock on their latest offering, “Somewhere Else”. This adored, Rome-based, four piece band took a year out from their gruelling touring ways in order to dig deep composing their new material. For these boys, it’s been all about solid live performance and psych rock from the get-go. In just a few years the band has earned international acclaim for their European tours and participation in festivals: at Binic they were invited to perform two years in a row and at Rome Psych Fest, the press unanimously declared them “best live band 2016”. As a consequence, they sold out of first press vinyls and Gas Vintage Records (their label at the time) had to put a rush on a second pressing of their first album “Breaking Sound”. 2016 saw them embark on an intensive tour schedule and as a testament to the strength of their stunning performances, Area Pirate Records released the live album “Anachronicle”. In November 2016 BMC released a12” split with “Lame” (Torino, Italy), out for Annibale Records (Firenze, Italy), followed by gigs in Italy, France and Belgium.
The past year has seen them focusing their energies on writing and recording their sophomore studio album. Enlisting the creative ears and deft hands of production duo Paola Mirabella (Honeybird and the birdies) and Andrea Pulcini (Persian Pelican) they were able to fine-tune their approach to the recording process. We’re talking killer riffs side-by-side with soaring vocals and synths that colour midnight melodies.
BMC are your gypsy guides and if you close your eyes when you listen, it’s just possible that the next time you lift your gaze, you really will be somewhere else.
“Somewhere Else” has been released in the 24th of January 2020 for the Italian brand-new label Porto Records. A vinyl 7 inches preview has been released in May 2019 with the single “Just a boy”. The second single “Far Away” has been released in November 19th. At the end of February 2020, Big Mountain County started the Somewhere Tour in France and Spain, suddenly interrupted by the COVID-19 emergency. They were also going to play at the SXSW2020 in Austin.
Big Mountain County are
Alessandro Montemagno – Vox and guitar
Francesco Conte – Guitar and synth
Wolfman Bob – Bass
Bruno Mirabella – Drums