La Escalera Records have today announced they have added Chicago’s The Bigger Empty to their growing family. The plan so far is to release a collection of four EPs titled Lakes & Oceans. They’ll be kicking off the series with Lakes & Oceans Vol 1 : Michigan which is set for a February 24th release.
A new volume will be released quarterly throughout 2017.
Mike Felumlee had this to say about the releases:
“The overall theme of this project is about relationships, mostly romantic relationships but not entirely,” explains frontman Mike Felumlee, best known as the drummer in the Smoking Popes (Destination Failure, Born To Quit) and former drummer in Alkaline Trio (played and toured on From Here To Infirmary). “I’ve found that the ups and downs through our various relationships in our lives resemble the movements of great bodies of water. Sometimes they’re peaceful and calm and everything is great and beautiful. Other times they can be turbulent, terrifying and even dangerous.”
Lakes & Oceans Vol 1 : Michigan was recorded at Chicago Sound Lab in Summit, IL and The Rockroom in Westmont, IL. It was engineered and produced by Mike Felumlee and bassist Reuben Baird and mixed and mastered by Felumlee.
The Bigger Empty formed by accident in 2014 when Mike Felumlee entered the studio with his longtime backing band to record his new album. At some point, he realized, they’d stopped making a record, and had inadvertently started a new band. They released their debut EP The Bigger Empty Vs. The Cloud via Artistic Integrity Records in 2015.
Pre-order for Lakes & Oceans Vol 1: Michigan is available physically from La Escalera Records from the link below and digitally on iTunes HERE.
01. By Its Own (So What)
02. All Mixed Up
03. Sleepy Head
04. Take My Heart with You