New album Plastic Cough is out now via Double Double Whammy.
Who: Alex Menne – Vocals, Pat Goodwin – Guitar and Vocals, Dylan Hanwright – Guitar and Vocals, Carrie Miller – Bass and Vocals, Cam LaFlam – Drums and Vocals.
What: Alternative rock (FFO: Weezer, Big Thief, Dilly Dally)
Where: Seattle, WA.
Why: Two reasons. Lots of fun. Lots of melancholy. A hard thing to meld into one coherent package. While Seattle quintet Great Grandpa have a definite way with a Weezer-esque chorus that is essentially the size of a stadium, they can also break you with a delicate lyric and melody that cuts to the centre of everything.
‘Teen Challenge’ is an example of the fun. Possessing the major chord chug of Weezer, melodies akimbo, and a hook that is built to be sung loudly by teenagers all over the world, the track is stupid good. After me: “I can’t breathe / Would you give me something / On the off beat? / Always killin’ it.”
Then they’ll destroy you with the truth. Like on ‘Faithful’ which calls to mind the
Great Grandpa. A great band.
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