What do you do when you’re a musician and the music industry crumbles? If you are +++GRAND GRAND GRAND+++ you ignore the issue completely and take matters into your own hands. 2008 is the ten year anniversary of this independent and ambitious bunch, and they mark the occasion by releasing two twelve song best of compilations. ASSORTED YEARS ASSEMBLED VOL. 1 & 2 [BEST OF 1998 – 2008].
In VOL. 1 it is immediately clear that people claiming +++GRAND GRAND GRAND+++ to be modern American music’s best kept secret are justified. “Before Religion”, “A Million Signs for Today”, “Don’t Let Them Take You From Yourself”; one stunning composition after another reveals a group of people who have made very good use of the past ten years. With their gorgeous intros, and engaging presence, this is music to experience on a simple rhythmic level and/or on an emotionally complex level; it’s your choice because it’s all there.
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