Nature Cruising EP

by Big Crux

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  • 12" Vinyl EP
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    As it was intended to be seen and heard: one-sided 12" vinyl artifact released by the band. Artwork by El Presidente Elías Martinez muses on the trajectory of human devolution. Music inspired when on field trip to some bygone era of rock 'n’ roll with Boondoggle, Bizcocho and Leon Trotsky Trout Mask Replica. Only 300 made.

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Seattle's BIG CRUX pick up where the Big Crux Is A Big Funk 7" (released by Iron Lung Records) kindly drop-kicked your cranium. The five song, nine-minute Nature Cruising 12" EP is bouncy, rhythmic, twangy, driving punk influenced by MINUTEMEN, BIG BOYS, and THE PLUGZ. Considering that they're working with a pretty specific aesthetic in mind, they still manage little ways to pay homage and surprise; the bridge in Nature Cruise just fucking kills, for example. The history in BIG CRUX's music is the vacant-stare-chicken-walk-boogie, neo bop, of assorted Chicano Rockers, R&B groovesters, and punks like Tito Larriva, D. Boon, and Biscuit.


released June 19, 2011



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Big Crux Seattle, Washington

BIG CRUX existed 2008-2015. The band was inspired by genre-bending hardcore bands like BIG BOYS, MINUTEMEN; bouncy punk bands like PLUGZ, X, UNDERTONES; indie faves WIRE, MISSION OF BURMA; funky R&B, jazzy angles, Latin twang; and philo-sci-fi contemplations on place, space, capitalism, biculturalism, and historical trajectory; a type of hard-hard bop or vacant-stare-chicken-walk boogie was begot. ... more

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