A Band You Should Know: The Great Sadness


June 20, 2017 | by Jocelyn Hoppa

A lot of press releases tend to fly by when you're managing three email accounts. But, The Great Sadness caught my eye, for obvious reasons, and I'm seriously glad I stopped to give them a listen. This LA duo features guitarist/singer Cathy Cooper and drummer Stephen McNeely — together, they create dirty folk-blues that is doom-laden, possessing perhaps a great sadness, but also a unique ability to blend Delta blues with the heavy intensity of the Birthday Party and The Gun Club.

The band's latest release Weep, produced by Joe Cardamone (ex-Icarus Line), is calamitous, mysterious, downbeat, and aggressive. Not-so light music for some not-so light times. I was pretty blown away upon a first listen, and so, you should give 'em a go.

Weep is currently available via download, but first check out a few videos here.

"Underground"

"Tonight"

"Thorns"

The Great Sadness is currently running a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for vinyl pressing and a gatefold record cover for Weep (plus a few other things that help the band promote their music and stay afloat).

Also, I can't help but share this video featuring Cooper throwing down some serious life knowledge:

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