Big Business is a loud rock band from sunny Los Angeles. They tour, make records, and pretty much do whatever they want. But they do it CLASSY. Joking that they met at a prison rodeo, Warren and Willis’s music has always had levity and sarcasm at the bottom, and at times their sound ventures into noise rock that scrambles an underlining pop sensibility. Big Business began when Willis and Warren started jamming together in 2003, after Warren’s bandmate in The Whip, Scott Jernigan, died tragically in a boating accident. Big Business released its demo in 2004, and signed to Los Angeles-based Hydra Head Records to release its hell-raising debut album in 2005, the Phil Ek-produced Head For the Shallow. Described as Slayer having sex with Credence Clearwater Revival on acid, the near guitar-less album achieved the kind of low-end steam-rolling grit that would become the band’s stamp on the strength of Warren’s lung-scorched vocals.
Having developed a cultish following for their wild two-man live gigs, Big Business toured throughout the United States in support of Head For the Shallow before relocating to Los Angeles in 2006. After being invited to join up with the more established Melvins, Warren and…[read more…]