As they near 2 million streams, Milwaukee-bred/Los Angeles-based indie rock outfit Big Mother Gig drop their 3rd single of 2020, the euphoric, introspective "Past The Sun." It was praised as “another anthemic track” by Brooklyn Vegan. The band’s previous 2 singles ("20 Miles", "Overcome With Shadows") amassed 70K streams and SiriusXM airplay.
"Lyrically, it’s about addiction," shared bandleader Richard Jankovich, "The desire to get as far as you can be from this world even if you’re in a room surrounded by people." Jankovich continued, "I chased rocket ships - now, I stay grounded and find fulfillment in the here and now."
The musical arrangement was originally a demo for Aloe Blacc whom Jankovich befriended when their daughters bonded at school. Aloe suggested they write together and this was an early attempt. "We made a different song but I saved this, it felt like it had potential", says Jankovich.
Big Mother Gig released their 2018 LP, “No More Questions”, while on a West Coast tour with Gin Blossoms. That LP featured guest turns by Dicky Barrett (Bosstones) and Britta Phillips (Luna) and was praised by Brooklyn Vegan, NPR/The Current, Paste, The Big Takeover, Alternative Press, Under The Radar, No Depression and more.
Prior to 2016, Jankovich was known for Burnside Project (Bar/None, Sony) who’s “Cue The Pulse To Begin” became the theme to “Queer As Folk” and Pocket, a persona he used to remix Radiohead, Beck and others to acclaim by Pitchfork and Stereogum.