Can Opener

by Great Grandpa

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Mike D.
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Mike D. very cool indie rock. the first thing i thought was speedy ortiz. and please dont think that is a dis on their creativity. i just associate sounds to talk about bands. Favorite track: Cheeto Lust.
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thepsychedelicanglosaxon Every song has several amazing things to offer. The best underground artists, in my opinion. Hyped for their next record :D Favorite track: Mostly Here.
Stan
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Stan Great, loose, easy slop.
Shannon Bodrogi
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Shannon Bodrogi My crush put this song on a mix tape for me. it was my favorite song on the mix. <3 Favorite track: Mostly Here.
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Brian Sanderlin Great Grandpa is one of those bands where everything seems to balance perfectly between extremes. The album keeps a quick pace, but never hesitates to turn the fuzz down and invite us into to a more intimate conversation. Amidst all the crashing and anthemic bravado, each song feels anchored down by the pointedly apathetic and delightfully tongue-in-cheek narrative in every song. Favorite track: Ram.
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Gabrielemenopee It's like a pair of worn out dirty jeans, and though they may seem loose or tattered on the outside to some people, from the comfy snugness of their insides, it is clear that these are completely perfect pants and you would never change a thing about them Favorite track: Mostly Here.
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Our debut EP! Available 3/3/15.

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'MOSTLY HERE':
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXRkWMkb0-4

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released March 3, 2015

Recorded at Sound House by Chris Gibbs.
Mixed and mastered at the Montlake Manor by Pat Goodwin.

Songs written and performed by:

Alex Menne - Lead Vocals
Pat Goodwin - Guitar, Vocals
Carrie Miller - Bass, Vocals
Dylan Hanwright - Guitar, Vocals
Cam LaFlam - Drums, Vocals

Album Artwork is "Monolith" by John J. deRoulet.

Press:

"...Can Opener...is five songs worth of knotty, twisted, and warm rock music that’s as melodically satisfying as it is, at times, confounding. The Seattle band has a knack for making sure everything slides into place with just the right amount of irregular edges... They’re a band that shines just as brightly in individual moments as they do over the course of a whole song. And while it’s easy to drift off and follow one interlocking rhythm to its conclusion and lose the forest for the trees a bit, the forest is just as well-structured... Great Grandpa borrow from some obvious touchstones, they never feel too comfortable settling into just one for too long, a promising proclivity for such a young band." Stereogum

"Great Grandpa took the stage next and proceeded to OWN the audience...As soon as I heard that first ragged guitar tone, followed by that seemingly lazy, caustically pointed, and incredibly talented female vocal kick in, I was transported back to my hazy adolescence. This band was so much fun. " - NadaMucho

"..Menne tightropes the lyrical divide between the world-weary and the too-cool-for-school while instruments careen back and forth around her. This isn’t to say they lack an ear for melody, though: behind every dissonant chord is a pop hook, and “Cheeto Lust” is as catchy as they come. " F# music
"New Seattle music I think is worth checking out." -John Richards KEXP

"Their warm, slightly off-kilter grunge pop has won the hearts of many, proving themselves with just the right amount of edge and grit amidst otherwise gorgeous riffs and soothing vocals." - Music Existence

"Seattle quintet Great Grandpa exudes an effortless cool. The grungy pop recalls bands like the Breeders and Garbage, with their sly melodies and crunchy guitars. Lead singer Alex Menne brings a detached swagger that is offset by unobtrusive harmonies from her bandmates." Weekly Volcano

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Track Name: Cheeto Lust
Look! I found a new way
I figured it out
True thoughts, happy days
I wanted to shout out into the world
Why can’t we be friends?
You, me, her and him
Just like John Lennon…

I got the chills when you said the same thing that I dreamt
Read a book today describing all the things that I feel
Got the chills when my thoughts were in a neighbors greeting
I’m a martyr for the voice I’m sure I can hear.

I finally found it- ah hahahaha
Climb up the mountain
All I want, so it goes
A mystical summit, ah hahahahah
Cross legged and calm there
All I want, so it goes

Look! I found a new way.
I figured it out
That patch was a hoax
It leaks and it bloats
This magic is stale
It’s lost all its shine
High time for its death- just like yours and mine

I got the chills when you said all that rises is best
Read a book today that killed off all the things less complex
Got the chills when I saw it play out in a poem
Zarathustra feeds the ego of all those who know

I finally found it- ah hahahahahaha
Come down from the mountain
All I want, so it goes
The people are waiting, ah hahahahahaha
Show ‘em my new mind
All I want, so it goes….

Truth comes in waves
Some things convince you
till they fit poor then you’re dead
Look at me now, I’m stuck here hoarding
All the cheap thrills
So I can live

I finally found it, ah hahahahahaha
A mountain of cheetos
All I want, so it goes
A mystical Netflix, ah hahahahahaha
A virtual hive-
All I want, so it goes...
Track Name: Mostly Here
Happy Birthday, dear Paul
Older once again
Read it on the wall
Compare myself to friends
Happy news is you
Lazy, unglued
Fills selfish grooves
Compare myself to lose

If life’s a dream, then I’m not sleeping, I’m not sleeping in
Slow to speech
The pace is thickening, space is sickening feel
And I’m a freak
But look at me no signs what you’re missing

Faster news to you
Nothing to do
No one to be
Bite with no teeth
All the lives we lived
And all the lives to be
Are full of trees, changing leaves

If life’s a dream, then I’m not sleeping, I’m not sleeping in
Slow to speech
The pace is thickening, space is sickening feel
And I’m a freak
But look at me no signs of what you’re missing

Be a sweeter daughter
An honest father
A stronger brother

Be a selfless mother
A selfish lover
A mindless hunter
Track Name: Ram
Broken horns
Signal failure in the pack
I'm lacking
Human form
Twists too easily
Mess of age and aching

Smash into walls
I wanna be rock
Pavement coating my mind
and gravel filling my socks
This is my sweetheart decline
I'm throwing mud at the clock
Gonna topple bad times

Soft as a whisper's skin
All I want is tough love
Wanna be a ram
Nerves in my limbs begin
All I want is death when
Wanna be a ram

Got my wish
I'm impervious to slips
off steep cliffs
Down below
I see gentle people
hug their pillows

Smash into walls
I wanna be rock
Pavement coating my mind
and gravel filling my socks
This is my sweetheart decline
I'm throwing mud at the clock
Gonna topple bad times

Soft as a whisper's skin
All I want is tough love
Wanna be a ram
Nerves in my limbs begin
All I want is death when
Wanna be a ram
Track Name: Waterfront Trail
I slept in late to live a violent dream
woke up in bitter haze in the room
grey washed again out the window squinting
I need a walk to the water this morning

Took the waterfront trail
and thought about our phone call yesterday
how you’re lonely in the changing
free but sad

New York is a vortex and I’m on the fringes
I’m trying to smile more
sobriety helps

Most of my clothes have worn thin
I think its time for a change
I just want to peel back all these skins
commit arson on my habits
take a knife to dead egos

I passed out on my fate
to spare a relative choice
came to unease with you
in the gloom

Down, spiral again
to feel the typical weight
of always feeling though
you have to make it better

Took the path to the hill
and thought about the dangers of magic ways
how our egos make it harder
to separate what’s real

The mind is a vortex
and I’m on the fringes
I’m trying to think less
sobriety helps

Most of my clothes have worn thin
I think its time for a change
I just want to peel back all these skins
commit arson on my habits
take a knife to dead egos

Most of my clothes have worn thin
I think its time for a change
I just want to peel back all these skins
commit arson on...
Track Name: Let It Get Bad
You wiggle a little ‘til things get comfortable
A notch to ride is feeling wonderful
You have to taste it just to see how it moves
Staves off old flavors and then it fucks up the groove

Let it get bad till it gets good
Let it get bad till it gets good

You let it sit ‘til its unbearable
youre feeling down
you're so unsensible
but you have to chase it
just to see if it moves
sequence your colors
just to fuck up the groove

Let it get bad till it gets good
Let it get bad till it gets good

A bare and faceless wall of glue
holds on to efforts for a new
look, how this chance is shaping up
stick to the present now its stuck
We are lying to ourselves (won’t it get good)
A kid to pile skin in a bin
engenders all these funny cults
I think I might let it get bad
then I won’t have to dip hands in

Let it get bad till it gets good
Let it get bad till it gets good
(GOOD)