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Alternative dance, indie rock, pop, electronic
The Griswolds are a four-piece indie rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band have cited influences such as Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Kanye West, Devendra Banhart, Of Montreal, and The Beach Boys. The Griswolds signed with Wind-up Records in May 2013 and began recording their debut album shortly after with producer Tony Hoffer. They are named after the fictional family from the Vacation film series.
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The Griswolds formed in February 2012. The band’s single “Heart of a Lion”, reached #12 on the We Are Hunted emerging artists list.
The Griswolds became a Triple J Unearthed feature artist after winning a slot on the 2012 Parklife Festival line-up alongside Passion Pit and The Presets. Their Heart of a Lion EP, released in 2012, received positive reviews, and helped start their touring career. After success touring in their native Australia, the band made their first live appearance in New York City on May 11, 2013 at the Brooklyn Bowl. The band began recording their debut album with producer Tony Hoffer in January 2014.
The official music video for “Red Tuxedo” premiered on the VICE Noisey website on Valentine’s Day (February 14), 2014. The band’s song “Beware the Dog” is the first song vocalist Chris Whitehall and lead guitarist Daniel Duque-Perez wrote together. Whitehall described it as being “about losing someone we were really close with to heavy drug use. [… It’s] about that journey – the good and the bad times.”
In March 2015, the band confirmed that once they return to Australia, following their tour alongside Passion Pit, they were going to commence work on their second album.
The first single off their sophomore album, Out of My Head, was released on August 12, 2016. High Times for Low Lives, was released on No