Lost Lake Presents Big Dopes with Amazing Adventures and Luna Nunez on Saturday, August 7 —
Captivating indie-pop earworm vignettes of American malaise and hope .” – Tom Murphy, QUEEN CITY SOUNDS AND ART Big Dopes evokes the loose, lighthearted feel of 90s alternative and indie, like Built to Spill and The Glands. Lead songwriter Eddie Schmid (also of Denver dream-pop band Oxeye Daisy) uses a playful, conversational baritone to sing through neuroses about long-distance relationships, being a houseguest, and wasting money on busted headphones. Veteran drummer Ricky Brewer lends a steady groove and harmonies, and Justin Catanzaro’s bass often takes the lead, playing energetic, melodic lines. Paul Simmons (of Denver band Turvy Organ) layers on carefully crafted textures of guitar, violin, and keys.
The band’s debut album, Crimes Against Gratitude, was recognized by Colorado Public Radio, Birdy Magazine and Taste Music as one of the top Colorado albums of 2019.