Interview: Big Brutus Talks 'America Circa' - Creative Loafing
"Released Friday, October 6, America Circa is Big Brutus’ third full-length album, although it’s the second album to arrive in 2017 bearing the project’s name. The album falls on the heels of The Odd Willow, released in March, and finds singer, songwriter, and guitarist Sean Bryant’s storytelling and conceptual approach growing by leaps and bounds. Each of the album’s 10 songs are inspired by the people and the stories that Bryant encountered this year while trekking across the country on a bicycle tour, armed only with an acoustic guitar.
Part of America Circa’s beauty lies in the quiet candor in Bryant’s voice, mirrored by deceptively minimal arrangements and bold imagery. As the song “Consumer Machine” moves from a simmering whisper to a cacophonous brass roar, the album reaches its stride, opening a window into the psyche of modern America, where acute mental stimulation and espousing one’s social and personal politics in fiery terms is the order of the day."
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