Toronto’s Big Wreck Rewrites the Code for Rock Music with New EP, ‘Pages,’ featuring Towering and Dynamic Focus Track, “Summerlong”
Following up on the incendiary lead single from their brand new EP, Pages, Big Wreck is now sharing their latest collection of music in full. Pages rewrites the code for rock music, featuring rich colour and artistry which finds the band exploring new sonic territories.
Pages features “Summerlong,” a towering and dynamic number which incorporates synths and lush guitarwork to ask existential questions, grappling with past pain:
“I still feel the freeze and burn, I was there all summer long. Day by day trying to wash it off from me.”
At the outset of 2023, Ian Thornley (guitar/vocals) began workshopping songs for Big Wreck’s eighth studio effort. After sharing the music with longtime friend and producer Nick Raskulinecz, it became clear that he was not only excited about the direction, but that he was the only choice to lead the production charge on this effort. In May 2023, the band began pre-production with Nick, and entered the studio with Chris Holmes at the desk, and Nick directing the sessions. Over the span of two weeks, the band tracked 18 songs.
Longtime mixing engineer Eric Ratz was the natural fit for this first EP, and rekindled the ‘dream team’ of Eric, Ian, and Nick. (Fans will remember the magic that was created when Albatross was born in 2012 — an album that has delivered multiple chart-topping singles, and is now Gold-certified.)
Following up on the “7” releases of 2021 and 2022, the band will once again visit the EP model. Pages covers all the bases of what fans have come to love about Big Wreck. Click below to listen to Pages!
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