PREMIERE: Big Search Embark Upon Just That in “Can’t Understand the News” Video
The former member of Foreign Born and The Cave-Ins goes it alone.
Matt Popieluch knows his way around the musical landscape. A former member of Foreign Born and The Cave-Ins who’s also collaborated with Fool’s Gold, Cass McCombs, and Sky Ferreira, Popieluch has released a couple of solo albums, and his new one, Life Dollars, has found a home on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records.
But that’s not to say that Popieluch’s wandering days have ended. Far from it, if the video for Big Search’s “Can’t Understand the News” video is to be believed. In the clip, he wanders the California landscape over a jangle-crush guitar line that at first recalls R.E.M. at their most optimistic before a little of Kurt Vile’s stoned shade blows in. “I’m going out alone, but I’ve got no place in mind,” he sings, and while that might be a thrilling proposition for some—the solitary rambler!—you’d be remiss to not hear the hint of resignation in Popileuch’s voice. Sure, jotting from place to place is good, but sometimes the journey takes over the journeyman.
Check out “Can’t Understand the News” below, as well as a handful of upcoming Big Search dates.
Life Dollars track list
Big Search tour dates
10/13 — Los Angeles — The Echo w/ Ryley Walker, Circuit De Yeux
Life Dollars is out August 19 on 30th Century Records.