Big Sir is the longtime collaboration between Lisa Papineau and Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta). Their new album Before Gardens After Gardens features artists from The Mars Volta, Broken Bells, RX Bandits and more.
Papineau and Alderete founded Big Sir in the way that many great musical partnerships are created – through a mutual appreciation of music. Two well known artists in their own right, their aesthetics nevertheless mesh perfectly. Songs like their single “Ready On the Line” display the nature of their particular songwriting chemistry. Bir Sir creates its singular sound by bringing together a wide variety of musical elements – trip hop beats, electropop synths, funky basslines and soaring vocals all come together to form something new and exciting.