Great Grandpa Announce 2020 North American Tour

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Great Grandpa were behind one of the very best albums of the year with their sophomore LP, Four Of Arrows, and the band has just announced a run of tour dates for next year that includes a stop in Austin for SXSW. For a chunk of the dates, they’ll be joined … More »

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

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Stereogum's 90 Favorite Songs Of 2019Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s bestMore »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

Album Of The Week: Great Grandpa Four Of Arrows

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It’s exciting to hear a band figure it out in real-time. The building blocks were always there for Great Grandpa. “Mostly Here,” the song that closes out their new album Four Of Arrows, is originally from 2015, a shining outlier on their first EP, but here it’s the climax of an album that … More »

Great Grandpa – “Bloom”

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Great GrandpaGreat Grandpa’s debut album Plastic Cough was good enough to earn them a spot on our Best New Bands Of 2017 list. But with their new album Four Of Arrows, the Seattle band are seriously leveling up. Lead single “Mono No Aware” and its follow-up “More »

Great Grandpa – “Digger” Video

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Great Grandpa - Four Of ArrowsThere are so many amazing songs on Great Grandpa’s new album Four Of Arrows. One of them, “Mono No Aware,” came out last month — perhaps you saw our interview enthusiastically endorsing the record — and another is out today. More »

Great Grandpa Aren’t The Band You (Or They) Think They Are

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It’s hard to believe Great Grandpa’s newest album is by, well, Great Grandpa. It’s a drastic musical shift, the kind that has you questioning if you accidentally put on a different band’s record or missed a transitional EP along the way. Four Of Arrows, the Seattle band’s sophomore full-length — due out this October via … More »

Great Grandpa – “Bad Light” (Built To Spill Cover)

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Built To SpillThe Yakima, Washington indie band Gloom have put together a Built To Spill covers compilation for charity. Great Grandpa, Settler, Jim Shorts, Seacats, and more contributed to the comp. The album can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp, but all proceeds made from purchases will be donated to the Trevor Project, an organization … More »

Great Grandpa – “Teen Challenge” Video

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Last year, Great Grandpa released their debut album, Plastic Cough, and today the Seattle band has shared a video for its opening track, “Teen Challenge.” It was directed by Hugh Sherman Donkin and it’s a meta behind-the-scenes look at a music video shoot gone wrong, with the band haphazardly playing out different scenarios … More »