The new Mansions album is called Big Bad and it came out on June 26, 2020.
This is the first new Mansions full-length since 2013's Doom Loop (Clifton Motel Records) and their first new music since 2017's Deserter EP (we helped with that one). It's the fourth LP overall for the Seattle band, consisting of multi-instrumentalist Chris Browder and bassist Robin Dove, following Doom Loop, 2011's Dig Up The Dead and 2009's New Best Friends.
On this page you can buy Big Bad on 12" vinyl LP. The first vinyl pressing is limited to 1,000 units and you can find the pressing info below. There is also a vinyl bundle on this page -- info below. Also on this page are some T-shirts and crew necks. The T-shirt is printed on a white Comfort Colors heavyweight tee. Soft-washed 100% cotton fabric. The crew neck is printed on a black Independent Trading Co. unisex raglan blend sweatshirt. Slim fit. 52% ring spun cotton and 48% polyester blend
Big Bad finds Mansions at an intersection. It's an album that's preoccupied with making peace with the past and finding a way to make the most of the future--all without losing sight of here and now. Browder's songwriting has never been more dynamic, weaving vibrant synths, shimmering guitars, and churning bass into a sound that captures the big hooks that Mansions are known for while also entering uncharted sonic territory.
Matters of aging, mortality, and identity are explored over the top of 11 songs that range from sparse and deeply intimate to sprawling and atmospheric, often within the same song. The result is a document of change and growth that feels like a culmination of Mansion's ever-evolving sound, as well as a new way forward.
1. Do It Again
2. Black and White
3. Power Lines
4. Leader of the Pack
5. Let's Explode
6. Laser Beams
7. Get Loose
10. To Be Free
Big Bad vinyl pressing
200 -- Coke Bottle Clear with White & Black Splatter
300 -- Half White / Half Black
500 -- Coke Bottle Clear
Mansions Vinyl Three-Pack: Big Bad on Coke Bottle Clear + Deserter on Black inside Cloudy Clear + New Best Friends on Cloudy Clear for $5 off -- available on this page
Pennant: 100% wool pennant designed and made in Buffalo, NY, by the Mansions fanatics at Oxford Pennant.
T-Shirt: Printed on white Comfort Colors heavyweight tee. Soft-washed 100% cotton fabric.
Crew neck: Printed on black Independent Trading Co. unisex raglan blend sweatshirt. Slim fit. 52% ring spun cotton and 48% polyester blend.