"Ever wonder what a music festival looks like from the perspective of an Australian indie-pop band… on acid? The Griswolds answer that question in their trippy video for "Mississippi," which captures all the face paint, dancing, make-out sessions, and color-powder explosions we'd expect from the best music fest weekend ever." - MTV Buzzworthy
Check out MTV Buzzworthy's feature on The Griswolds in full at http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/2013/10/14/the-griswolds-mississippi-video/#more-254635
Just in time for this week's CMJ Music Marathon, The Griswolds have premiered their new video for "Mississippi" on CMJ.com. Check it out HERE and their CMJ performance schedule for the week HERE.
For all of you lucky enough to be in NYC for CMJ this year, we have put together what we so humbly think is going to be one hell of a week for you! Prominently featuring Strange Talk and The Griswolds throughout the week, as well as a select show featuring Filter and Crobot in the midst of Filter's Self-Inflicted tour, start planning early for minimal sleep and maybe a few hangovers.
Oh, and then on Friday, October 18th, we're setting sail! Partnering up with 'stache media, SMACK, and Rocksoff, we have put together a FREE BOAT PARTY! Featuring The Griswolds, Strange Talk, Holychild and Dameht and sponsored by Onkyo and Perrier, we'll be boarding at 1:00pm, departing at 1:30pm and returning at 5:00pm for a gorgeous, booze-filled cruise around The Big Apple. RSVP at http://www.donyc.com/WindUpCMJ
Full artist schedules below:
Today, our love affair for Australia's indie trop-pop group, The Griswolds, went public! The new EP Heart of a Lion was released here in America today. Do yourself a favor and listen to it below - then pull out your pocket protector and pony up a couple bucks to buy it!
"Move over Sparky, there's a new Griswold clan with their eye on a United States adventure." - Baeblemusic
The Griswolds' new EP streaming in full now over at BaebleMusic - http://www.baeblemusic.com/musicblog/8-29-2013/Premiere-The-Griswolds-Heart-of-a-Lion-EP-Stream.html
In celebration of our newest signing, The Griswolds, we're giving away a free song of theirs called "Mississippi"! Enter your email below and download away!
WIND-UP RECORDS SIGNS AUSTRALIAN ALT-POP BAND
“HEART OF A LION” SINGLE AND VIDEO AVAILABLE DIGITALLY AUGUST 13th;
ALBUM OUT EARLY 2014
“MISSISSIPPI” FREE TRACK GIVEAWAY BEGINS TODAY
PLAYING MUSEEXPO, NARM, VIPER ROOM (LA), BROOKLYN BOWL (NY), MERCURY LOUNGE (NY), GREAT ESCAPE AND LONDON CALLING THIS MAY
NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2013) – Wind-up Records is proud to announce the signing of The Griswolds, a five-piece alt-pop band from Sydney, Australia. Their infectious melodies and catchy tunes arrive just in time for summer. Everyone from triple j radio, Australia’s premiere alternative radio station, to the blogosphere have embraced The Griswolds joyful sounds which Neon Gold Blog hails “Their euphoric slice of indie pop brings to mind the youthful exuberance of Vampire Weekend with the nonchalant cool of The Strokes and percussive intensity of Friendly Fires…” “Heart Of A Lion,” the band’s first track, will be available digitally August 13th. Upon its release in Australia, the song was immediately added into high rotation on triple j and ended 2012 as one of the station’s most played tracks of the year. The international airwaves were quick to take notice with the song attracting airplay in over 20 countries worldwide and landing the #12 spot on We are Hunted’s emerging chart. “Heart Of A Lion” also reached #3 on the radio airplay charts in The Netherlands via tastemaker station 3FM and was an iTunes single of the week in the region. Indie Shuffle calls “Heart of a Lion” “...light, upbeat and fun, it will put a smile on your face and some dance in your step…It’s certainly one of the best new songs I’ve heard recently…” while The Burning Ear says “These guys are fun in a bottle. [“Heart of a Lion” has] big ‘ooh, oohs,’ a relentless rhythm section, and then that little tender part at where you recompose yourself before building up to the rock-outro.” The Griswolds full album will be out early 2014 but beginning today, May 2nd The Griswolds will give away a free track, “Mississippi” “...an incredibly colorful and upbeat cut that practically embodies the summer season in its upbeat feel,” says The Music Ninja. The track was also featured in an Original Skateboard video at the end of last year and has garnered close to 200,000 views. The Griswolds are gearing up to take America by storm next when they play here this May beginning in LA with MUSEEXPO on May 5th, NARM on May 8th and The Viper Room on May 9th, then on to New York where they will play Brooklyn Bowl as part of Popshop on May 11th and the Mercury Lounge on May 13th before heading to the UK where they will be playing some key international festivals including Great Escape and London Calling. Last year they played Parklife, Homebake, Peats Ridge and have toured in support of Django Django and San Cisco among others.