“The theme-music-worthy ‘Along the Line,’ which would fit right in on a Two Door Cinema Club record, put smiles on faces and maybe a few dents in floor where feet matched the beat of drummer Rob Canali’s tambourine.” – Exclaim
After releasing online demos, adding band members, and playing countless shows, Toronto’s Grounders finally felt ready to premiere their self-described “unabashedly weird Avant-pop.” The result was their debut EP ‘Wreck of a Smile’ (2013). The music is easily recommended if you like Grizzly Bear (and we do) and if you miss Wolf Parade (and we do). Standout tracks include Along the Line, Grand Prize Drawl, and Speedboats (see below).
The line up includes frontman Andrew Davis, Evan Lewis on guitar, Mike Searle on bass, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Busheikin, and drummer Rob Canali (who also contributed their album art).
The Toronto band just played their 4th Canadian Music Week, and are on tour with Zeus and label mates Yukon Blonde. The list of tour dates on their Facebook page includes this plea: “PLZ if you have any good suggestions for breakfast spots, bars, local beers, cafes, sandwich emporiums, cheap gas, good caesars along the way post here! And if you wanna host us at your house let us know! We’re quiet, don’t eat much. What’s that? You’ve got chores? Consider them done.”
Look for a full length album out in the Fall.