The Big Drops

the Big Drops Share Another Brand New Music Video

The Big Drops, a NY/NJ-based band with a psychedelic flair, has released a music video for their song “Baskets of Love,” which comes off their just released debut album, Time, Color. I’ve written an article for these guys before, and I was a big fan of their music, so I was excited to see the video for “Baskets of Love,” a song that’s reminiscent of 1960’s rock n’ roll.

The video features the band performing mostly in black and white, intermixed with close-up shots of the guys in vivid, vibrant color. The color contrasts make it really cool, and the way it’s filmed in grainy, vintage quality fits with the aesthetic of the song. 

Check it out below!

The video originally premiered with Songwriting Magazine, where The Big Drops admitted that they had a lot of fun filming for “Baskets of Love.” Check it out, and I would definitely recommend listening to the full album of Time, Color. “Baskets of Love” isn’t the only great single on there, and I look forward to seeing some other possible music videos in the future (my personal favorite track is “By The Water,” and I’d love to see a visual companion for that). 
In the meantime while you’re waiting for more releases, watch the video for “Baskets of Love,” download the album, and you can certainly expect to see The Big Drops appearing on the road this year! Some tour dates are down below, and be sure to follow The Big Drops on social media for any forthcoming announcements. 

The Big Drops: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Youtube

The Big Drops Share New Single "By The Water"

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Time, Color, NJ-based indie group The Big Drops has shared their first single, “By The Water.”

The song was originally premiered through GroundSounds, who said, “It’s a perfect track to get lost in as The Big Drops paint an aural landscape that simulates being transported to a forest on a beautiful day.” That’s certainly enough to get me to listen to it. The song is definitely dreamy, with echoing vocals and enticing, psychedelic instrumentals. 

The Big Drops formed in 2011 when brothers Greg and Vramshabouh Kherlopian decided to go all Walden like Henry David Thoreau and live in a log cabin for three years. Eventually, they found their drummer Caleb Estey and their bassist Steve Donahue in 2015, and now they’re ready to release their first full-length debut in the form of Time, Color. The album is described as “running through a sonic wilderness,” which is already enough to get me interested. Inspired by 1960’s pop music and leaning towards electronic tendencies, founding brother Vramshabouh says, “We feel like our music touches on a variety of different vibes and colors. So we like to think the overall theme of this album is diversity of life.” 

I’m certainly looking forward to this release!

The Big Drops also have a show coming up in Clifton, New Jersey, if you’re in the area and want to get a taste of them live. For now, listen to “By The Water” on SoundCloud, and check out their social media to stay up to date!

the Big Drops: Website // Facebook // Instagram // Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Youtube

Show To Watch: April 17th at The Barbary

Let's face it, there are a ton of shows going on literally all the time, every day of the week. So how do you know what show is worth going to, and which you can catch the next time around? The Hook is interested in keeping every one up to date, so we're filling you in on a show to watch within the next few months!

Monday, April 17th at The Barbary is going to feature a ton of local Hook favorites including Secret Nudist Friends, Honeytiger, When Ships Collide, and The Big Drops! Doors are 7PM with a $10 cover, but be sure to get those $7 advance tickets for a few bucks off!

We've even got the set times for you, just so you really don't miss the show! Check 'em out!

April 17th At The Barbary:
07:00pm - When Ships Collide
07:50pm - Honeytiger
08:45pm - The Big Drops
09:40pm - Secret Nudist Friends

For more on this upcoming show to watch, check out the bands pages, or the Facebook event! Save this date in your calendar, a Monday night show you definitely don't want to miss!