With their new LP Michael Boyd ready for release, Our Griffins have shared a new video for their song “Come and Wake Me Up.” The song is the first taste of the upcoming album from Easton, PA’s DJ Brown and is available as a free download on Our Griffins’ Bandcamp. With hushed vocals and prominent percussion, the song wanders and floats through a gradual crescendo of trembling guitar chords, mirroring the girl wandering through the woods in the accompanying video directed by Brad Kunkle. Our Griffins will open for Nightlands at Johnny Brenda’s on May 31st; tickets and information can be found here. Watch the video below and download the song here.
Easton, PA native DJ Brown, aka Our Griffins, is at North Star Bar‘s Victorian Dining Room series tonight. Brown hasn’t released anything since his first EP two years ago, but he’s been in the studio for the past few months, and you can bet he’ll be using tonight’s set to flesh out some of that new material. The new record was recorded in Dallas, TX by Grammy award winning producer Stuart Sikes, so there’s no doubt the spotlight will soon be lent more and more to this gifted young songwriter. Supporting bands are blues-rockers Penrose, who just released a new album, and the wonderful folk duo Sun Flights whose lovely harmony-laden tunes will send you home singing. The free 21+ show begins at 9 p.m. Below, watch Our Griffins’ recent Random Tea Room session.
Taking a quick break from recording a new LP, Our Griffins (the project of Easton, PA’s DJ Brown) performed a quietly poetic rendition of “Blood on My Sleeve” for The Random Tea Room‘s new video series. Brown was backed by Travis Hobbie (guitar/vox), Alex Luquet (bass) and Eric Slick (drums) for the series’ tenth installment. Watch the video below and revisit Our Griffins’ Key Studio Session from last December here. More information for the free 21+ show at North Star Bar with Penrose and The Sun Flights on March 25th can be found here.
The latest edition of our Key Studio Sessions compilations is out today – now streamable and downloadable from Soundcloud! Check out highlights from fall of 2012 with The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 6, including some hard-hitting hip-hop from Ethel Cee and Reef the Lost Cauze, expressive Americana from The Districts, bright pop-rock from Kingsfoil, dense shoegaze from Nothing and more. Special thanks to guest engineer Chris Williams and production assistants Beth Ann Downey, Fred Knittel, Madeleine Lesperance, and Dan Malloy as well as photographers Laura Jane Brubaker, Kyle Costill, Shamus McGroggan, Marley McNamara, and Julie Miller for sharing their work.
Looking for more? Visit WXPN’s Soundcloud page to download The Key Studio Sessions Vol. 1 through Vol. 5.
photo by Shamus McGroggan