FIRST LISTEN: Big Talk by Big Talk

Big Talk

This is the surprisingly fun solo effort of drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers. We recommend it despite songs with sometimes weak lyrics hovering on whiskey. Any strength in this album is due to it’s pumped up and catchy hooks.

“You Might Think” covered by Weezer (Epitaph Records)

“You Might Think” (1984) was originally written by The Cars. Weezer kept the sound as close to the original as possible. Probably this was an homage to the song’s writer Ric Ocasek. Ocasek later produced Weezer’s breakthrough blue album (Weezer).

‘Getaways’ by Big Talk (Little Oil/Epitaph)

The solo project of The Killers’ drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. This first single is now available and received a positive review from SPIN Magazine. The album will be out July 12th, 2011.

Purchase “Getaways” here

Big Talk album coming in summer of 2011

Drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers (Island Def Jam) has announced that he will be releasing a solo album in the summer of 2011 titled Big Talk. The album features Vannucci on every instrument excepting lead guitar. It will be released via a team effort from Epitaph Records and Vannucci’s own new label Little Oil. The album was mixed by famed producer Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Smashing Pumpkins) and recorded in part in London. The major part of the album was recorded at The Killers’ studio (Battle Born Studio) in Las Vegas and was produced by Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket).

Official website

Single “Getaways” is due on May 10th, 2011. The eponymous album will be due July 12th, 2011.
One clip from the album

New Weezer Album ‘Hurley’ Streaming on MySpace

MySpace

Track 6 “Run Away” is credited to both Rivers Cumo and Ryan Adams.  Other co-writers featured on the album include Linda Perry, Dan Wilson, and Mac Davis.

Weezer prepare to release new album ‘Hurley’ (Epitaph Recs)

‘Memories’

Weezer will be releasing a new album titled ‘Hurley’ on September 14.  The album is named for the Lost character Hugo “Hurley” Reyes.  Album artwork also depicts a photo of the actor who portrays “Hurley”.