Big Gigantic on its return to Rowdytown
In the grand scheme, and I don't know where you saw yourselves five years ago, but how do you think that what you're doing right now as Big Gigantic? How do you think that is paving the road for the band, and as individuals?
DL: For me, it's a pipe dream. We are living that right now. What we are doing wasn't even attainable to me. I feel like there is so much more expanding. We are kind of fortunate enough to be on that slow ride. We have this Australia stop coming up, and then U.K. And with so much going on, we are really in the moment with it all. I haven't really thought about more than getting this thing moving.
JS: I'd have to say the same thing. We are constantly working and staying on top of it and keep the movement going. When we started, I don't think either of us thought we'd be here. We both played in bands to five people, and we never thought we could do this and sell-out Red Rocks. We've been setting new goals, and really working towards those.
At this point, what are your goals?
JS: Last year, we wanted to sell out Red Rocks. Before that, it was to do a big New Year's Eve show somewhere. Another goal is to get out of the country and expand overseas. They may not even dig it, but you have to start over, and you can't just expect to have all these people show up at your show.
DL: Musically, there is so much we can make and collab with other poeple to put our sound in other groups.
What kinds of fears have you overcome, and what new fears have risen based on recent success?
DL: It's interesting because we've accomplished some goals and are wondering what's next. So I get it, but I just try to stay in the moment. I always try to learn from the past, but I just want to make music. That's the underlying thing in all of this: I want to make music that is good, so that it hits people the right way.
Are there things you want to explore outside of Big Gigantic, currently?
JS: We're always checking out different kinds of music, no matter what it is. Dom is always bringing new stuff into what we do. Because of where we come from -- these jazz, funk styles -- we always try to bring that into Big G.
How has your personal relationship changed in the past five years?
JS: It's been good. Dom is definitely one of my best friends -- if not my best friend.
DL: It's pretty awesome.
JS: It's a relationship.
DL: The cool part about it is that it's a relationship. We play our roles very well. We bounce stuff off each other, and we get each other at this point, so we know. It's not a negative thing. It's just like a groove we've gotten into, and bounce things off back and forth, and we can get creative in our own thing. Then, after all that, we can come together make it our thing. It's awesome.