Monday, December 3, 2007

Giving The Grand Ole Party A Good Name

I never thought I would hear myself saying this, but I have become a fan of the Grand Ole Party. The SoCal trio, not the sorority made up of and mostly run by rich white male bigots. But that's another post for another day. This one is dedicated to the fledgling band generating quite a buzz. Their sound to me would be one of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O singing for the Cold War Kids. In other words, a damn nice combination. Take a listen and one of the the first things that will grab your attention will be the powerful vocals of Kristin Gundred, who doubles as the band's drummer. Kristin's in-your-face vocals are the perfect front the the band's pounding rhythms. For now, their debut album, Humanimals, is available only on Grand Ole Party - Humanimals or at their shows. Don't fret if your area isn't on their upcoming slate and you want a hard copy, because the record will see an official release in early 2008. The band is touring through most of December.

03 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
05 San Francisco, CA - Independent
07 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
08 Denver, CO - Bluebird
09 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
11 Chicago, IL - Schubas
12 Iowa City, IA - The Picador
13 Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
14 Norman, OK - Opolis
15 Austin, TX - Emo's
31 Solona Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern

Here are a couple of tracks and a performance video of "Bad, Bad Man" for your listening & viewing pleasure.

Nasty Habits (mp3)
Look Out Young Son (mp3)