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Dynamite & Other Inventions

by Grubstake

Lo-fi punk americana, electric swamp blues, underground roots rock.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Whispering Blues
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2. Letters Left to Write
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3. the Time is Out
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4. the Most Promising Astronaut (pt.2)
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5. Meteor Shower
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6. Scene from la Balada de Juan Butch
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7. Alligator Blues
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8. Coming Home to Be with Me Tomorrow
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9. Midnight Creep
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10. Party with Lawyers
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11. Big Jim's Chicken Shack
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12. Phantom
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13. Meteor Dub remix (bonus track)
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14. the Percy Wentworth Stomp (bonus track)
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15. La Balada de Juan Butch (bonus track)
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16. the Most Promising Astronaut (pt.1) (bonus track)
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Album Notes
Grubstake plays stripped down lo-fi swamp rock fueled by punk sensibilities and roots-boogie. Their music defies categorization, and creates a new sound that cuts through genres like a hot knife through milkbutter.

Critics continue to compare Grubstake's work to an expanding array of musicians, such as the White Stripes, Beck, Captain Beefheart, P.J. Harvey, Neil Young, the Meat Puppets, Mungo Jerry, Alice Cooper, the Pixies, post-Zep Robert Plant, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mr. Airplane Man, Pavement, and Gogol Bordello, to name a few.

This is the group's 3rd album, and sees the band pushing further into their own sonic landscape by adding acoustic guitars and help from a number of local Boston area musicians to the mix.

The Boston Weekly Dig writes, "Like Andy Warhol attempting an Impressionist portrait of Elvis, Grubstake manages to mix the humor of Ween, Richard Hell's punk snickers and the 'droupout blues' of early Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band with charm, skills, and reckless abandon."


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Laura T Lynch of

Eclectic blend of styles!
Grubstake's sound is an eclectic blend of Americana, boogie, lo-fi punk and rock. They used an eight track analog to record Dynamite & Other Inventions, which is their third, self-produced release. They site a diversity of influences from Beck to Neil Young that shrewdly find their way into Grubstake's songs. Their music is vaguely familiar yet unique, perhaps a punky Rolling Stones in the Delta swamps. The CD opens with the haunting 'Whispering Blues'. The song has muted vocals expressing concerns about privacy invasion and schizophrenia. The instrumentation jumps from snappy to tense before fading into 'Letter Left to Write'. The second song blends striped down, rock instrumentation with lingering, languid vocals. 'Party with Lawyers' has erratic yet catchy tempos combined with heavy guitar work and edgy vocal inflections. Grubstake serves up a varied menu of raw, sizzling rockers to slow cooked blues. Dynamite & Other Inventions is original and flavorful!