Big Gigantic's 'Nocturnal' Available for Free Download Today

Big Gigantic, the "high-altitude club bangers" (LA Times) who specialize in a shape-shifting blend of electronic and hip-hop, will release 'Nocturnal' on January 11, a major artistic statement by an act already exploding on the live scene.

Comprised of musical mad scientists Dominic Lalli (saxophonist/producer) and Jeremy Salken (drums), the Boulder, CO-based Big Gigantic formed in late 2008 with the idea of interpreting traditional DJ-based music through live instruments, and has since grown into a full-fledged monster of creativity and improvisation. In particular, Lalli's saxophone - an integral slice of the band's incomparable style - is in the forefront more than ever on 'Nocturnal,' floating through elements of hip-hop, funk, and electronic dance music.

"The Uprising" kicks things off with twisting, teasing synth lines that explode into an appropriately titled, festival-ready rager punctuated by Lalli's wailing sax. Like an entrance song from another galaxy, "The Heavyweight Champion" integrates jazz and anthemic hip-hop into the band's already provocative musical cocktail. On songs like "Hopscotch" and the title track, vocals are sampled, mutated, and looped into the mix in a fashion that will cause even Kanye to take notice. As Richmond Times-Dispatch put it: "The future never sounded so danceable."

Listen to 'Nocturnal' on LA Times "Pop & Hiss" Blog here

Big Gigantic, a must-see live act already a draw at major festivals, will take their new material and a brand-new stage production nationwide throughout early 2012. The 'Nocturnal Tour' will include four shows in their home state of Colorado and stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Nashville, Washington D.C, and more. Along with recent tourmates Bassnectar and Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic have leapfrogged to the forefront of an electronic music scene that is taking the mainstream by storm, as noted in both a SPIN cover and Billboard profile on the movement's 2011 success.

Big Gigantic Tour Dates:

Dec 29 - SnowGlobe Music Festival - Lake Tahoe, NV
Dec 30 - Lights All Night - Dallas, TX
Dec 31 - Riviera Theatre @ - Chicago, IL
Jan 18 - Belly Up Aspen # - Aspen, CO
Jan 19 - Aggie Theatre # - Ft. Collins, CO
Jan 20 - Boulder Theatre # - Boulder, CO
Jan 21 - Ogden Theatre # - Denver, CO
Jan 26-30 - Mayan Holidaze - Mayan Riviera, MEX
Feb 1 - The Coliseum ~ - Tallahassee, FL
Feb 2 - The Vault - Gainesville, FL
Feb 3 - Crowbar ~ - Tampa, FL
Feb 4 - Freebird Live ~ - Jacksonville, FL
Feb 8 - WorkPlay Theatre * - Birmingham, AL
Feb 9 - Cannery Ballroom * - Nashville, TN
Feb 10 - Buckhead Theatre * - Atlanta, GA
Feb 11 - Orange Peel * - Asheville, NC
Feb 12 - Jefferson Theater * - Charlottesville, VA
Feb 14 - Westcott Theater * - Syracuse, NY
Feb 15 - Higher Ground Ballroom * - Burlington, VT
Feb 16 - Royale * - Boston, MA
Feb 17 - 9:30 Club * - Washington DC
Feb 18 - Electric Factory * - Philadelphia, PA
Feb 19 - Webster Hall * - New York, NY
Feb 22 - Mr. Small's Theatre % - Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 23 - Newport Music Hall % - Columbus, OH
Feb 24 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
Feb 25 - The Intersection % - Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 26 - Grog Shop % - Cleveland, OH
Feb 29 - The Blue Moose % - Iowa City, IA
March 1 - Barrymore Theatre ^ - Madison, WI
March 2 - The Vogue ^ - Indianapolis, IN
March 3 - The Pageant ^ - St. Louis, MO
March 4 - Slowdown ^ - Omaha, NE

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