Longtime friends of the Big Stir: Power Pop & More Concert Series and founders of Big Stir Britannia, Canterbury, England's SPYGENIUS have joined the roster of Big Stir Records!
To celebrate, we are issuing a special US edition of their fourth record, the brilliant but far-too-little-heard 'Pacéphale, their gorgeously jangly, sophisticated, whimsical and acidic masterpiece. Drenched in hooks and structured around a mythological pataphysical journey sumptuously illustrated by mad genius Joseph Champniss, the record will reach the US with a few bonus goodies in its Big Stir Records iteration.
We will naturally be celebrating this momentous event with live music. Plans are for the band's Peter Watts and Ruth Rogers to join us via Skype from Canterbury at the monthly Big Stir: Power Pop & More shindig at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill on February 24th. Live and in person performances from BSR bands Plasticsoul and The Armoires, along with fellow pop travelers Jason Berk and Mod Hippie, will continue the revels.
Further frivolity will no doubt ensue when Spygenius recommences Big Stir Britannia in Croydon, South London for the new year. Details will follow, but for now, let us welcome Peter, Ruth, Alan and Matt officially to the inner sanctum of BSR, grab a copy of 'Paceéphale, and start the 2018 as we mean to go on: with melodic madness and musical mayhem in the Big Stir style!