BIG SAD: Send Help: LP

May 28, 2020

I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear this. New music from Dave Decker (Clairmel, Vaginasore Jr., Too Many Daves, Decker, Sandspur City, among many others) is something to be celebrated, and I did so by turning the volume knob way past the norm and letting the windows rattle. Sprawling melodic landscapes with themes of love, loss, levity, and law enforcement. It is clear that the affection that certain areas of Florida feel for guitar emotion of Leatherfaceian proportions is still going strong. These songs are beautiful. They are heavy. Intentional or not, Decker’s experiences of the last decade or so (from cautionary tale to one of recovery and redemption) loom large in this collection of songs. As I listen to it over and over, I can feel the warmth grow in my heart and the little hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I hope this is the first of many releases for this band. I can’t recommend this enough. –Ty Stranglehold (Rad Girlfriend,