Former Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin is returning to rock and roll. Big High is releasing their self-titled debut on June 15, 2010 and are planning a series of summer tour dates in support of the new record.
Martin is again ready to rock out, having spent the past decade pursuing academic interests as well as founding his own label to release his solo albums and side projects; projects that primarily played to Martin's love and knowledge of jazz and world music. He joins vocalist Mesa, bassist Sandy, and guitarist Ari Joshua. The band have already played gigs and are planning more to support the new album. Also featured on the album is R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck. Martin has collaborated with R.E.M. and he and Buck co-founded Tuatara.
Big High will benefit from the decade Martin spent away from the rock world as they'll be releasing their CD through his
Fast Horse Recordings label rather than signing with another indie or major.
Fans of Martin's solo work need not worry, they'll just have to be patient. He has recorded more than an album's worth of tracks for the follow-up to Zenga and he plans to mix and master those this fall with an eye towards releasing the record this winter.
The digital version of the album is already available through iTunes and other digital music outlets with the physical CD release coming June 15.
Big High Tracklisting:
- Cold Dark Garden
- Atoms In Formation
- Right Brain
- Symptoms Of THe Sun
- Blacks And Blues
- Truck Stop
- Angel Devil
- Could She Be