Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sounds of Savannah Stopover 2016 #1: Grand Vapids

A funny thing has been happening on the way to SXSW, y'all. A whole lot of bands have been making a pitstop in Savannah, Georgia, on their way to the musical motherland of Austin. And the city best known for its history is making waves with this here shindig known as the Savannah Stopover, about to enjoy its sixth iteration. My head has been turned enough to give y'all some recommendations from said Stopover for your listening pleasure. And if you happen to be free from March 10-12, maybe you ought to just venture on down to Savannah for yourself.

There's a whole lot to dig about Grand Vapids besides their killer name (which, let's face it, is darned clever). These Athens fellas seem to inhabit a sonic space that's much akin to the sludgy, scuzzed up creations of 90s indie mainstays, but with plenty of nuance lifting each song. And if I had to hazard a guess, I'd bet their noise sounds mighty fine live and up close.      

  




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