Friday, February 27, 2015

New album and supporting tour from GRiZ

GRiZ just posted a streaming preview of "The Anthem" featuring Mike Avery. It is contemporary funk at it's finest and reminds me a lot of Fort Knox Five. He has a new album out in March called 'Say It Loud'.

GRiZ had a ton of fun making this track. Here are his thoughts on "The Anthem":

"For this record I first went out to New York to record with some of the Daptone Records guys to get the main groove of the tune. Then I had to travel out to Van Nuys to record a children's choir, which was the most nerve racking thing I have done in my entire life! Having a group of 7-11 year olds sing your song is quite the feeling. I finished up the song with Mike Avery in Chicago, and he was one super soulful dude that really captured the golden era funk vibes that I love so much. Overall, this track is a total funk dance party that needs to be enjoyed with friends, preferably in a room full of disco balls.”

GRiZ will be touring all over the U.S. in April and May in support of the new album. Tour dates are:

4/1/15 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
4/2/15 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
4/3/15 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
4/4/15 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
4/7/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
4/8/15 – Richmond, VA – The National
4/9/15 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
4/10/15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
4/11/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
4/12/15 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
4/14/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
4/15/15 – Columbus, OH – Bluestone
4/16/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
4/17/15 – Chicago, IL – Aragon
4/18/15 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
4/20/15 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
4/22/15 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
4/23/15 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic
4/24/15 – Dallas, TX – Trees
4/25/15 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
4/29/15 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
4/30/15 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum
5/1/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
5/2/15 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
5/5/15 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
5/7/15 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
5/8/15 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
5/9/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
5/15-17/15 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival

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