Video: Big Troubles, “Sad Girls”

At the Apple store, they’re barely selling laptops as we’ve known them and instead aggressively pushing the two and a half pound MacBook Air. I know an 11 year old—for years she was pretty addicted to Vh1 and TLC but now she has her own iPad and compulsively plays games instead. Against this, Brooklyn via New Jersey band Big Troubles’ suburban sketch-com video for “Sad Girls” seems like a real and generous time capsule, lasting evidence of things that seemed new recently (flash drive necklaces, CDRs) but are quickly disappearing. Watching soccer in Red Lobster like the band does here, as a social practice, may have more staying power. Going to see a band play is a timeless social practice. Big Troubles will be out playing their new record Romantic Comedy, which reminds of how good it felt to listen to The Smashing Pumpkins in the best possible way, with Real Estate this fall. Dates below.

Real Estate/Big Troubles fall tour:
Mon-Oct-31, Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
Tue-Nov-01, Minneapolis, MN, TBD
Thu-Nov-03, Denver, CO, Moe’s
Fri-Nov-04, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
Sat-Nov-05, Boise, ID,, Neurolux
Sun-Nov-06, Portland, OR,Doug Fir
Mon-Nov-07, Seattle, WA,The Crocodile
Tue-Nov-08, Vancouver, BC,Biltmore
Fri-Nov-11, San Francisco, CA, Slim’s
Sat-Nov-12, Los Angeles, CA, Echoplex
Sun-Nov-13, San Diego, CA,Sunset Temple
Mon-Nov-14, Phoenix, AZ,Sail Inn
Wed-Nov-16, Austin, TX,The Parish
Thu-Nov-17, Dallas, TX,, Club Dada
Fri-Nov-18, Memphis, TN,Hi-Tone
Sat-Nov-19, Lexington, KY,Cosmic Charlies
Sun-Nov-20, Pittsburgh, PA, Garfield Art Works
Mon-Nov-21, Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
Wed-Nov-23, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom

POSTED September 9, 2011 3:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

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