Just in time for the holidays, the Alabama-born LA-based multidisciplinary artist Whitmer Thomas is sharing an extended version of his single "Big Baby Christmas," the holiday version of “Big Baby,” his minor viral hit of 2020, and is out today worldwide on all DSPs from Hardly Art.
Thomas says of the track, “Christmas is for the babies. Brought you by the elves. Please enjoy the full-length version of Big Baby Christmas. Slappy do to you!”
“Big Baby Christmas” will also be available in physical form as the B-side to the forthcoming “Big Baby” 7” single, which is available for preorder now from Hardly Art. Please note: due to production delays, the single will ship in early 2022.
Thomas recently announced a December US tour featuring new material and songs, which resumes on December 5th in San Francisco at the Independent and currently ends on December 16th in Chicago at Lincoln Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
Sun. Dec. 05 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Wed. Dec. 08 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House
Thu. Dec. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
Fri. Dec. 10 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Sat. Dec. 11 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
Mon. Dec. 13 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Tue. Dec. 14 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Wed. Dec. 15 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Thu. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Thomas’ debut comedy special The Golden One, was produced by Bo Burnham, Chris Storer, and A24, and was released by HBO in February 2020 to rave reviews. The special follows Whitmer back to his hometown of Gulf Shores, Alabama to follow in the footsteps of his late mother and perform his show at the Flori-bama Lounge, and is a deeply personal story that incorporates original rock music, standup, and documentary-style footage of his interactions with his family, as he navigates life after his mother’s death, and explores how her death has impacted his relationships, his idea of legacy, and his own sense of self. Hardly Art Records released his album Songs from The Golden One in March 2020, which includes two original songs not within the comedy special.
What people are saying about Whitmer Thomas:
“Deeply sincere performance...with lacerating wit.” - New York Times
"The Golden One is one of the most unexpectedly moving comedy specials in recent memory and introduces Thomas...as a bonafide star." - Pitchfork
“A groundbreaking amalgam of stand-up comedy, emo music and documentary." - The Daily Beast
“Thomas channels all of his feelings through a charming hybrid of highly self-aware comedic storytelling and arch original songs.” - The AV Club
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