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Grandfather – In Human Form

Thursday, August 15th, 2013




GRANDFATHER – IN HUMAN FORM
PRODUCED AND MIXED BY ALEX NEWPORT (MARS VOLTA, MELVINS, AT THE DRIVE IN)
MASTERED BY HOWIE WEINBERG (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, SMASHING PUMPKINS)
ALL SONGS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY GRANDFATHER
ALBUM ART BY DIMITRI DJRUCHIN




To the End of the Earth

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

In May 2012, we moved into a commercial building in the industrial sector of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to write our second album, In Human Form. Living in our practice space, we sacrificed our creature comforts for creative freedom. With no residential neighbors to complain about the noise, we were able to play whenever inspiration struck.

Unfortunately, all of our attempts to make the space livable failed. We built a makeshift shower using some plastic tubing and a microphone stand, though it had to be removed when it began leaking on the tenants below. We had to hide all traces of us living there incase an authority showed up. Beds were exchanged for couches. Our kitchen consisted of a microwave and hotplate, and we often skipped meals, saving money to fund the recording sessions we had booked for December. Determined to make the album a reality without outside support, we lived as cheap as humanly possible.

At times the living situation drove us insane, though it forced us to escape into our music. Consumed by the writing process, every aspect our lives revolved around the band. There were weeks when we hardly left our space, and rarely saw our friends and family. While it was a struggle for us personally, this album couldn’t have been made any other way.

We were recently kicked out of our building. As I write this, the four of us are scattered around the city, crashing couches and trying to figure out what’s next. It seems the only thing left to do is to release our music.

In Human Form will be released on August 15, 2013, though we’re going to start rolling out a new song every couple of weeks. If the music resonates with you, please share it. We’re not asking for your sympathy or charity; just that you help spread the word if you dig it.

Thanks for listening.

“In Human Form” Album Art by Dimitri Drjuchin

Monday, June 10th, 2013

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Album Art by Dimitri Drjuchin

Grandfather “In Human Form” Lineup

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Michael Kirsch . Josh Hoffman . Phil Sangiacomo . Tyler Krupsky

Mastering “In Human Form” w/ Howie Weinberg

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Mastering “In Human Form” w/ Howie Weinberg

Check out Howie’s Discography Here

Mixing “In Human Form” at Future Shock Studio

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Mixing “In Human Form” Begins Today at Future Shock Studio w/ Alex Newport

Tracking “In Human Form” at The Magic Shop NYC

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Tracking “In Human Form” Begins Today at The Magic Shop NYC w/ Alex Newport

“In Human Form” w/ Alex Newport

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we have officially booked studio-time to record our next album.

It will be produced, engineered and mixed by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, Melvins, Fudge Tunnel).
Read more about Alex’s approach to recording here: SonicScoop Producer Profile

It will be recorded in New York, NY @ The Magic Shop NYC
and mixed in Long Island City, NY @ Future Shock Studio in December 2012.

Singing in the Shower

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The End of the Earth

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

We’ve officially moved into a commercial building in the industrial sector of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
We’ll be converting it into a practice/demo studio and living space to finish writing our next album.
We’re living there under the radar, so shhhh…don’t tell anyone.
Welcome to “The End of the Earth”.