On Big Laugh’s new single “Shadow Figure”, striking guitars and impassioned vocals are surrounded by distorted fuzz that together forms a bouncy track with an authentic rawness. The song serves as the second shared from the hardcore-punk band’s upcoming album, Consume Me (Revelation Records), set for release February 10, 2023. Big Laugh has also announced a record release show on February 17th in Milwaukee, WI with support from Hotline TNT, Direct Threat, World I Hate, and Innuendo.
Recorded with producer Matt Russell at Altered States studio in Chicago, Consume Me bends genres and refuses to stick to tired formulas, taking nods from other Midwest greats like Husker Du and Die Kreuzen. Self-described “punks who listen to Judge,” Big Laugh work in a wide array of influences – from the blazing speed and harsh noises of Japanese rippers like Gauze and Bastard to the mosh-ready impact of NYHC bands like Burn and Alone In A Crowd, and even some melodic sensibilities akin to the aforementioned Husker Du. The album’s lyrics hit close to home for the band, holding personal notions while still feeling outwardly relatable. It follows the band’s 2020 EP, Manic Revision (11PM Records), which Revelation has also announced a vinyl reissue for.