DS Exclusive: Le Big Zero debut new EP, “At Arm’s Length” AND new video for lead single, “Toy”

Happy Friday, comrades! We’ve got a super fun and, I think, different sort of EP that we’re debuting for you on this very page today. It comes from Brooklyn four-piece Le Big Zero. That’s them right down there! Say “hi” gang!

If you’re not familiar with Le Big Zero, they’re self-described as “Angular indie rock. Post-punk. Pop melodies. Off-kilter timing. Boy-girl harmonies. Dissonance.” although in hindsight, maybe all of that is redundant given that I already mentioned that they’re from Brooklyn. ANYWAY, the foursome are putting out their brand-spankin’-new EP, At Arm’s Length today via Mint 400 Records. Here’s what the band had to say about the record:

Sometimes change is inevitable.  Although our previous album was released in spring 2022, those songs were largely finished before the pandemic hit. When band life was ready to resume, we had a new drummer in Lukas and a new singer/guitarist with Katie. On top of this, we were all processing a new normal. The question became how do we evolve but keep the fabric of the band intact? The songs on At Arm’s Length were developed live in the room while continuing to learn each other’s styles, and by extension what the band now was. We workshopped what clicked and built the album around the ideas that came from those jams.  The result ended up being a bit more driving and more emotionally intense, without losing those flourishes of musicianship, syncopation, and angularity that defined the first two albums. Lyrically, it’s a bit more direct. Almost as if the frustrations that could previously be masked in abstraction were now boiling over. Something like “Heavy Handed” takes a look at how there’s no middle ground anymore, just extreme opinions while “Spin Cycle” is a more introspective exploration about the time we all lost and how to view what a year, a month, or a day means now.

At Arm’s Length is available at all of the usual digital outlets of course, so make sure you pick up your own copy…but you can also listen to it here! Also, keep scrolling to check out the video for “Toy” below!



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