Indie rock / power-pop four-piece Big Nothing joke that the real reason for band practice is the opportunity to get dinner together afterwards. But despite all the self-deprecation, the four-piece has been up to something. A sophomore LP, Dog Hours, due out February 18th via Lame-O Records, to be specific. “Still Sorta Healing,” Big Nothing’s second single off the new record, is out today, and gives fans a preview of the “warm and welcoming guitar pop” that’s to come. 

Led by bassist / vocalist Liz Parsons, one of Big Nothing’s dual-songwriters, “Still Sorta Healing” is a feel-good rumination on lost love. Parsons potently describes those simple, every-day encounters – like driving past a loved one’s empty house – that conjure complex emotions. As Big Nothing describes in a press statement, Dog Hours is an album that “explores all of the uncertainties and existential dread of adulthood, but counters it with a Westerberg-esque sense of humanity and warmth.”

Listen to “Still Sort Healing” at the link below, plus Dog Hour’s first single “A Lot of Finding Out,” also available on YouTube and Spotify. Big Nothing will celebrate the release of their sophomore record at Johnny Brenda’s on March 18th with a classic lineup of Philly’s finest: Radiator Hospital and Marissa Paternoster. Check back on the XPN Concert Calendar soon for tickets and information.