Monday, 29 August 2011

Big Troubles and Mitch Easter

Mitch Easter is synonymous with the classic college rock sound. You almost certainly own some records he's produced (the early REM albums, for instance). I bet the smart ones among you picked up Boy Genius's second album, Staggering, last year, which Easter produced.

He's the go-to man for any band wanting the power pop sound just right (Velvet Crush, DM3, The Hummingbirds). Big Troubles, this year's most exciting prospect after their Worry album rightly took home all of 2010's lo-fi pop plaudits, have assembled themselves with a fixed line-up and got Easter at the controls.

The Sad Girls/Phantom single makes a strong claim that Big Troubles' second album, Romantic Comedy, will be among the very best credits on Mitch Easter's CV. You can hear that Sad Girls sits comfortably in the Easter/classic college rock/power pop pantheon:


  1. Just to clear up one tiny detail: Phantom was not recorded by Mitch Easter. It was produced for Weathervane Music's Shaking Through series by Producer (and G-I-G-A-N-T-I-C Mitch Easter fan), Brian McTear.

  2. Thanks for clearing that up. Great song either way, and good production work from you. And I should've known that, having watched this video.