SPIN Magazine (10 Must-Hear Artists)

10 Must Hear Artists at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, 2011

GQ Magazine (Interview w/ Steve Albini)

GQ: Is there a young artist with integrity who inspires you today?
Albini: There was a band that came into the studio a while back called Grandfather. They were an art-rock band that organized the funding of their record through Kickstarter. They were really well rehearsed and came into the studio and knocked the record out in a couple of days… That’s the kind of nimble, efficient behavior that was previously impossible when there was a corporate structure involved. It gives me confidence other bands will figure it out.

The Village Voice

“Their nine-track debut Why I’d Try is a lumbering, melodic beast that’s got the visceral art-crunch of Shellac mixed with the flighty and fever-dreamy melodies of Shudder To Think.  Lead single “Tremors” is accordingly huge, pulling its loping Jesus Lizard groove through a shining, 120 Minutes-ready hook and a gorgeously minimalist, treble-fucked two note guitar solo.”

Flavorwire (Mixtape XLVII: Daft Punk, Grandfather)

“Tremors” kicks its way off the starting line with arena-worthy riffs, a snarling, crunching, pounding track. If there was any justice in the world, every Soundgarden song would be quietly replaced with this instead. Trust us. It’s better.”

The Quietus

“The recording is full-bodied and warm, and the songs themselves contain changing textures that develop and build like a pot of water being slowly brought to boil. Opener ‘You’re Strange’ has a dark and brooding exterior which is slowly chipped away the closer the listener gets to the crescendo, slowly revealing an unexpected hook at the centre. The album seems a piece as a whole and the perfect document to introduce the world to Grandfather.”

Exploding In Sound

Why I’d Try twitches between orchestral brilliance, gritty post-punk, and cerebral assaults of noise, all falling precisely into place within its sonic puzzle. Locked tight in stranglehold rhythms delivered in strange time signatures, Grandfather’s debut is the type of record you listen to on repeat… for days on end.”


Brooklyn based Grandfather create dynamic, intense and violently rhythmic rock. The band recorded their debut album, ”Why I’d Try” in 2010 with stalwart engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies). Believers in the raw, unencumbered sound of the analog recording process, Grandfather and Albini managed to capture the band’s frenetic, live-in-the-room intensity and create a singular, ruminative and altogether bracing introduction to their world. Their second album, “In Human Form” was produced and mixed by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, Melvins, Fudge Tunnel) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Soundgarden, The Smashing Pumpkins). “In Human Form” was released on August 15, 2013 for free in high-quality digital formats, directly from the band at


Grandfather is (from left to right)
Michael Kirsch . Josh Hoffman . Phil Sangiacomo . Tyler Krupsky


Revolver Magazine (Album of the Week)
Revolver Magazine (Song Premiere)
Decibel Magazine (Album Stream)
Metal Insider (Album Premiere)
Metal Insider (Song Premiere)
Indie Shuffle (Song Premiere)
Crave Online (Song Premiere)
Gun Shy Assassin (Song Premiere)
Metal Sucks (Rigged)
Metal Sucks (Review)
Popblerd (Review)
Live High Five (Interview)
SonicScoop (Editorial)
The New Fury (Interview)
Blow The Scene (Interview)
Vents Magazine (Interview)
Eclat (Review)
Music Underground (Review)
Gun Shy Assassin
The New Fury
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Metal Underground II
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Good Shakes
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Beach Sloth
JP’s Music Blog

WHY I’D TRY (2010)
GQ Magazine (Interview w/ Steve Albini mentioning Grandfather)
Youthless Fanzine (Interview w/ Steve Albini mentioning Grandfather, again)
SPIN Magazine (10 Must-Hear Artists)
SPIN Magazine Compilation
The Quietus (Interview)
The Quietus (Article Mentioning Grandfather)
Dead Journalist (Editorial)
Brooklyn Vegan (Photos and Review from Grandfather/Mission of Burma at Maxwell’s)
Village Voice (Article and Interview)
The Flavorwire (Mixtape XLVII: Daft Punk, Grandfather)
Sonic Scoop: Part I, Part II, Part III (Editorial)
Deli Magazine: NYC (Interview)
Blow The Scene (Interview)
Exploding In Sound (Album Review)
Exploding in Sound (Live Review)
Wax Unwound Compilation (Zach Hill, Grandfather)
Killredrocketrecords Compilation (Dead Leaf Echo, Grandfather)
Consequence of Sound (Album Review)
Fucking Nostalgic (Live Review)
AntiMusic (Interview)
Analogman (Soundclips)
Hybrid Music Reviews
Beach Sloth I, II
Phantom Channel
Now This Sound Is Brave
Niche Magazine
New Artillery
Silent Uproar I, II
Largehearted Boy
Gimme Tinnitus I, II
Deli Magazine I, II
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Brooklyn Vegan
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