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Big Bill


  1. 1.
    Stand Still
  2. 2.
    Two Weeks
  3. 3.
    Trick Everybody
  4. 4.
    What Do You Want On Your Salad?
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Big Bill is a punk band made up of brothers Eric and Cody Braden, Alan Lauer, and Alex Riegelman. The band formed in 2011, when Eric moved back to Texas from New York, and Cody finished college in Houston, though the seed for the band was planted years earlier, when the Braden brothers were in high school.
Eric and Cody wrote countless songs together despite being untrained in music, and made entire “albums” of bizarre homespun folk, found sounds, and bad jokes. Even in Big Bill’s current, slightly more professional compositions, the element of the outsider artist that set them and their sound apart lives on.
Influenced by the deadpan irreverence of The Monks and Talking Heads, Big Bill has developed their own unique version of punk rock, alluding to the “all are welcome” vibe of punk’s early 80’s prime—as personified by Austin legends like Big Boys and The Dicks. All four members of Big Bill are past 30 or fast approaching, so their music is informed less by anger at authority and stems more from personal disappointments and heavier life situations and setbacks. Still, their music is undeniably fun and cathartic.



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