big bill is a band.
Brothers Eric and Cody Braden (vocals, guitar), Alan Lauer (drums), and Alex Riegelman (bass) make up Big Bill. Influenced by the deadpan irreverence of The Monks and Talking Heads, Big Bill is known for their darkly comic, nervy take on punk rock, fully embracing the “all are welcome” vibe of the early 1980's, as embodied by Austin legends like Big Boys and The Dicks, plus, ya know, Devo, The B-52’s etc.
Founded in 2011, they released the A Hard Days Bill EP in 2013, followed by The Second Bill EP in 2015, then the Weird Walk/Mainly Manly 7" and Every City/Food Chain 7" in 2016. (The first of these featured original bassist David Fitzhugh, and the rest featured bassist Jennifer Monsees.)
Stand By Your Bill, their debut LP, arrived everywhere on November 17, 2017, via First Humans Records. They toured throughout the United States and Canada in 2018 and continue to perform regularly in Austin clubs.
"Fuck yes! Weird as hell, quirky-ass rock!" --Maximum Rocknroll Magazine