Atlanta’s Own, Big Jesus, Debuts Album “Oneiric” At Criminal Records on 9/30

Atlanta’s own, Big Jesus, is releasing their debut album with an in-store performance at Criminal Records this Friday, September 30 at 7PM.

BIG JESUS contrasts loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals to create their own unique brand of music. The result is dreamy, ethereal rock big-jesusn’ roll that’s multi-faceted and powerful: Loud and soft; bludgeoning and pretty; progressive and classic…all at the same time.

 BIG JESUS’ eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and their upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. “We grew up in the Atlanta punk/hardcore/metal scene, and that has a big influence on us, musically and philosophically,” explains guitarist C.J. Ridings. Lead singer/bassist Spencer Ussery continues, “We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and we’re greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music.” Rounding out the band are guitarist Thomas Gonzalez and drummer Joe Sweat.

Oneiric was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, etc.). Of the recording, Ridings says, “Matt totally understood our band and what we wanted to create.” Ussery continues, “Working with Matt in Los Angeles was incredible. He knew exactly what was needed from us in order to make the best of the songs in the end, and the final product is something that we are all extremely proud of.”

Big Jesus is heading out on a US Tour with Good Charlotte, kicking off in October.

BIG JESUS – ON TOUR – w/  Good Charlotte

  • OCT 23 SUN  Ventura Theatre  Ventura, CA
  • OCT 25 TUE  The Warfield San Francisco, CA
  • OCT 26 WED  Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
  • OCT 27 THU The Novo Los Angeles, CA
  • OCT 29 SAT In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
  • OCT 30 SUN  Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
  • NOV 1 TUE  First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
  • NOV 3 THU  The Rave  Milwaukee, WI
  • NOV 4 FRI  Riviera Theatre  Chicago, IL
  • NOV 5 SAT  Agora Theater  Cleveland, OH
  • NOV 6 SUN  Egyptian Room  Indianapolis, IN
  • NOV 8 TUE  Newport Music Hall  Columbus, OH
  • NOV 10 THU  The Fillmore  Philadelphia, PA
  • NOV 11 FRI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel  Providence, RI
  • NOV 13 SUN  House of Blues  Boston, MA
  • NOV 14 MON  Playstation Theater  New York, NY
  • NOV 15 TUE  Starland Ballroom  Sayreville, NJ
  • NOV 16 WED  Echostage  Washington, DC
  • NOV 18 FRI  The Fillmore  Charlotte, NC
  • NOV 19 SAT  The Ritz  Raleigh, NC
  • NOV 20 SUN  Marathon Music Works  Nashville, TN
  • NOV 22 TUE  House of Blues Houston, TX
  • NOV 23 WED House of Blues Dallas, TX


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