Great Grandpa – Bloom
Labels:Double Double Whammy
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Bloom
Formats:Non-Commercial,NPR,Rock,Rock – Specialty,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jan 28 2020 13:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Jan 28 2020 00:00:00
"Bloom" Impacting AAA, NonComm + Comm Specialty Shows Now!
Four of Arrows is out now via Double Double Whammy
In the Wildwood Tarot deck, the ‘Four of Arrows’ is adorned with a painting of man face down on the ground. The titular arrows surround him, sticking straight up from the ground but never making contact; a large butterfly hovers above him. The card symbolizes rest – a call to recharge and recovery. This card revealed itself to Great Grandpa’s Pat Goodwin in a reading and the symbolism aptly embodied where he and his fellow bandmates were in their lives.
Following the 2017 release of Plastic Cough, the band were a unit, they lived together, worked together, and toured tirelessly across the country. As tours ended and band members relocated across the US, they found themselves suddenly separated and eventually isolated. The time spent apart wasn’t planned, but it proved to be necessary. It was a chance to gain perspective into their lives, relationships, and creative purpose.
Thus enters Four of Arrows, a creative turn toward introspection and Great Grandpa’s collective result of rest and solitude. Undoubtedly, the 11 songs comprising Four of Arrows are a departure from the playful nods to pizza and zombies on Plastic Cough. The writing and recording process had evolved — less Seattle garage jams and more vulnerable solo songwriting sessions. Most of the songs on Four of Arrows were written in isolation by Patrick and Carrie Goodwin while traveling and living in the Midwest. Though written separately, the songs came to life when the band reunified and began recording with producer Mike Vernon Davis (Modest Mouse, Portugal. The Man) on New Year’s Day in 2019.
Great Grandpa go headfirst into the darkness and escape from the other side with their most transparent and accomplished work to date. Four of Arrows is out now via Double Double Whammy.
“Impressionistic, emotionally exhaustive, and delivered through a stream of lush harmonies, it takes the terrestrial promise of their debut and throws it into the cosmos.” The FADER
“Stirring and striking, it's an introspective exploration of circumstance and contrast…” NPR
“Great Grandpa is preparing to show you their softer side.” NYLON
"Four Of Arrows is an immediate listen; these songs are earnest and worried, seemingly always reaching for hope that’s just out of grasp. – Stereogum, #8 Best Album of 2019
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