Posts Tagged ‘Grandfather’

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

Fucking Nostalgic: Live Show Review

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Review from Fucking Nostalgic’s 1 Year Anniversary Show

FRI 04.13 @ The Brooklyn Academy of Music

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has invited us to play their stage for their Live Cafe Series.

The Demo Tape

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Limited Run of 100 Cassette Demo Tapes. Purchase Here.

Grandfather @ SXSW 2012

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Come See Grandfather @ SXSW 2012: 4 Shows

March Tour 2012

Friday, February 24th, 2012

March Tour 2012

FRI 11.04 @ The Acheron in Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Grandfather Opening for MonstrO @ The Acheron