Originally started as a solo project by Chad Gosselin (guitar/vocals) in 2009, Boston band The Big Lonesome has grown over the years to become a four piece tapestry of shoegazey indie rock with a sensibility for pop. Gosselin’s lyrics explore a wide range of topics from an awkward encounter of running into an old fling while buying kale at the supermarket (“What the Hell Am I Supposed to Do?”) to attending the final show at iconic T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA before it closed in 2015 (“Everytown, USA”). Brother Luke Gosselin (guitar/lap steel/vocals), Seth Kellogg (bass) and Andrew Korajczyk (drums/percussion) join Chad to perform music that has been described as "The Rolling Stones covering Sonic Youth" and has drawn comparisons to Guided by Voices and early Wilco.
In 2014, The Big Lonesome released its first formal EP Undone with previous members Joe Ziemba (bass) and Mike Moore (drums). Undone was produced by Sean McLaughlin (Matchbox 20/Elliott Smith) and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Wilco/Spoon/Bon Iver). The band toured the northeast and east coast the following summer in support of the record, garnering national radio attention along the way.
In late 2016, the band made a concerted effort to tour aggressively to support their second release, Fascination. Chad quit his job as a part time high school music teacher and cashed in his meager savings to buy a twelve passenger van. 2017 and early 2018 saw the band on the road constantly, with regular trips through the midwest, down the east coast, and through Texas, highlighted by stops at SXSW in Austin, TX and a headlining show at the Middle East Downstairs in their hometown of Boston, MA.
The band is currently working on material for a full length (set for a late 2018 release), and plans to release a series of lo-fi singles, proudly recorded on a TASCAM Portastudio 424 Mkiii, with accompanying music videos throughout the year.