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Big Farmer by Greyhound

A Sonic Odyssey Through the Mechanical Heart of a Burning Planet

Released just three days ago, on February 13, 2024, at 7:01 am, Greyhound’s “Big Farmer” marks a pivotal moment for the Sydney-based band, renowned for their post-rock prowess and shoegaze sensibilities. This new single serves as the vanguard for their much-anticipated sophomore LP, expected later this year. “Big Farmer” is not just a song; it’s an audacious step into a realm where music converges with the cosmic and the terrestrial, an experiment that pays homage to the pioneers of sound and space alike.

Greyhound’s Latest Track Marries Epic Shoegaze with Experimental Psychedelia, Crafting a Soundtrack for the Anthropocene

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Geoff Barrow’s BEAK, the emotive soundscapes of Ennio Morricone, and the avant-garde experiments of Krautrock legends Faust and Neu!, “Big Farmer” sees Greyhound veering away from their previous “big sky atmospherics” to delve into the “mechanical heart of a burning planet.” This transition signifies not only an evolution in their sound but also a deepening of their thematic concerns, reflecting on the Anthropocene’s crises with a blend of epic, experimental, and moody tones.

Greyhound’s sound, previously anchored in the vast expanses of the Australian landscape — with its apocalyptic heaviness and shimmering instrumental breaks — now ventures into a more grounded, yet equally expansive, sonic territory. The band, which owes “everything to Australia,” from its land to its history and spirits, has successfully transitioned from celebrating the physical landscape to interrogating our collective impact on the planet, embedding a profound environmental commentary within their music.

“Big Farmer” stands out for its ability to encapsulate the essence of its inspirations while pushing boundaries. The track is tangible and grounded, a quality often absent from post-rock music, according to Sleeping Village Reviews. It’s a testament to Greyhound’s unique position within the genre, where they blend the traditional with the experimental, the earthly with the ethereal.

For fans and new listeners alike, “Big Farmer” is an invitation to explore Greyhound’s evolving soundscape, a prelude to their upcoming LP that promises to further explore these themes. Their journey from the “big sky atmospherics” of their debut LP, “Dennis Exists,” to the intricate soundscapes of “Big Farmer” showcases a band unafraid to evolve, challenge, and inspire.

As we await their sophomore album, “Big Farmer” serves as a compelling reminder of Greyhound’s prowess and potential. Their music is not just heard; it’s experienced, a sonic odyssey that takes listeners through the mechanical heart of our burning planet. With “Big Farmer,” Greyhound reaffirms their position as torchbearers of an Australian Gothic sound, a sound that is as much about the end of the world as it is about finding the light that breaks through the apocalyptic heaviness.