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Check Out: Big Sir – “Ready on the Line” (CoS Premiere)

on December 20, 2011, 3:22pm

untitled1 Check Out: Big Sir   Ready on the Line (CoS Premiere)

Big Sir, the Los Angeles-based project of vocalist Lisa Papineau (M83, Air) and The Mars Volta bassist Juan Alderete, will release their third album, Before Gardens After Gardens, in February. The two composers’ articulate, electronic-tinged blend of R&B, jazz, and hip-hop falls somewhere between Papineau’s acoustic solo work and Alderete’s forays into prog-rock as part of The Mars Volta.

Before Gardens After Gardens’ first single “Ready on the Line” spikes Papineau’s exquisitely harmonized Bjorkian voice with whistles, chimes, and mechanical claps. The subtle background heartbeats, reminiscent of Timbaland’s early work with Aaliyah, anchor the buoyant track, which otherwise threatens to float away on Papineau’s upper range, especially when she screams, “Get so high!” Stream it below.

Big Sir – “Ready on the Line”

Before Gardens After Gardens is out February 7th on Rodriguez Lopez Productions. The album also features contributions by The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Le Butcherettes bassist Jonathan Hischke, and Beastie Boys producer “Money” Mark Ramos-Nishita.

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