The Griswolds

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The Griswolds

Sydney, Australia

Alternative dance, indie rock, pop, electronic

Years active
2012 (2012)–present

Wind-up Records


Christopher Whitehall
Tim John
Daniel Duque-Perez
Lachlan West

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.[1] 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.[2]


1 Background
2 Discography

2.1 Studio albums
2.2 Extended plays
2.3 Singles

3 Awards and accolades
4 References
5 External links

The Griswolds formed in February 2012.[3][4] The band’s single “Heart of a Lion”, reached #12 on the We Are Hunted emerging artists list.[5]
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.[6] Their Heart of a Lion EP, released in 2012, received positive reviews,[7][8][9] and helped start their touring career.[10] 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.[11] The band began recording their debut album with producer Tony Hoffer in January 2014.[12]
The official music video for “Red Tuxedo” premiered on the VICE Noisey website on Valentine’s Day (February 14), 2014.[13] 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.”[14]
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.[12]
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

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