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Big Business, Torche and Thrones


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Fri., Aug. 5, 9 p.m. 2011 All Ages

Big Business

The new EP by Seattle sludgers Big Business is entitled Quadruple Single, and its four songs could, I suppose, each be considered an A-side—if your taste in singles runs toward frantic, monolithic walls of metal. For all their heaviness, though, Big Business have always sounded approachable, and their material has always emphasized melody over intimidation. It's fitting, then, that they're touring with Torche, who make addictive pieces of pop candy, and roll them in a batter of bone-crushing hard rock. Their most recent release is an EP of quick bursts called Songs for Singles, and while pop metal is the dirtiest of dirty terms, it fits Torche in a way that makes you forget about the monstrosities that have earned that designation before. Torche's songs are weirdly addictive, and while the Songs for Singles EP finds them in a transitional period following the triumph of the sugar-slab that was 2008's Meanderthal, it's likely they'll continue to find the balance between heavy and hooky. NED LANNAMANN

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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