Grandchildren Share “Zuni” Video + Shows/SXSW. Self-Titled LP Out Feb 1st Via Ernest Jenning Record Co
Grandchildren have shared the video for their new single “Zuni”. It’ll be on their new self-titled album out next month. This spring the band will be playing SXSW as well as other U.S. shows. More tour dates below…
02/22/19 – New York City, NY – Pianos
03/1/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
03/07/19 – Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
03/16/19 – San Antonio, TX – Imagine Fest
03/21/19 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House
Grandchildren emerged in 2008 as pioneers of Philadelphia’s underground music scene known for their unique cinematic blend of pop, folk and electronica. Their first three releases chart a sonic evolution from the lo-fi Everlasting (2010), to the symphonic Golden Age (2013) to the pop-driven ZUNI (2015). Songwriter Aleks Martray attributes his eclectic sound to a nomadic coming of age across three continents and a decade of touring, during which he met frontwoman Shari Bolar. The couple’s soulful harmonies and on stage chemistry came to define the band’s new sound, featured on the self-titled release Grandchildren (2019).
Grandchildren’s new self-titled release is diary of songs that span the 9 years of the bands existence, from when songwriter Aleks Martray met frontwoman Shari Bolar on their first US tour to the present day. These 7 songs chart the course of their relationship from chance encounter, to long distance romance, to estrangement, and reunion. Over the years Martray shared sketches of these songs with Bolar as musical love letters, but it wasn’t until 2016 that the couple would record them together at their home in West Philadelphia. Through this collaboration the songs evolved from simple sketches to harmonic conversations about their past, present and future. Together these tracks weave together a narrative of love, longing, and the sliding door musings of what could’ve been and what might become – from the carpe diem optimism of Ok I’m Waiting, to the dark despair of Phantom Pains, and the redemption-themed Zuni. The album represents a departure from the bands dense orchestrations to a more intimate & acoustic sensibility that forefronts the couples vocal harmonies in their ability to express the story behind the songs.