GOOD GRIEF! has their new EP "Bleary" available online. For more info: http://goodgriefband.com.
2013 - "Bleary" (6- Song EP)
2010 - "Sincerity is the New Irony" (6- Song EP)
Building on the buzz of their 2010, self-recorded, debut EP "Sincerity is the New Irony" along with the music video for the song "Market Traitor" the band has a steadily growing number of faithful followers at shows and online (1000+ fans on Facebook).
Venues in Vancouver such as The Biltmore, Media Club, Joe's Apartment, Roxy, and the Railway have all been rocked by GOOD GRIEF! shows, attendees leaving with a smile on their face and rock and roll in their hearts.
Conor (vocals, guitar) writes the earnest songs from a hidden pocket in his head that takes over his brain sometimes. Through jamming, the other members help shape the songs into their finished form. Chris (bass, back-up vocals) not only shreds the bass but he understands the strange world of lights, buttons, and knobs. Therefore, Chris engineers the recordings and he also helps Conor produce the songs. Shane (drums) is the human that makes drum-machines worry with his solid feel and sonic flair.
In 2003 Conor and Chris met while they both worked at a Kitsilano snowboarding retail store. Both stoked on boardsports (snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing) they also found out they shared an interest in rock and roll. Many a retail day was spent debating the best indie-rock songs, venues, or amp sounds while pondering the local weather conditions of the mountains, skate-park, or sea.
By 2009 both dudes were now working together in a local music store and decided to start a band. With Conor on vocals/guitar and Chris on bass/back-up vocals. They recruited Shane Wilson (drums) and Darren Scott (guitar) to fill out the line-up. The new band featured a sound bred on influences such as Swervedriver, Foo Fighters, Doughboys, Nirvana, Fugazi, and Weezer. This band became GOOD GRIEF!
The first 2 years of the band saw GOOD GRIEF! release a debut EP “Sincerity is the New Irony”, make a self-conceptualized music video, and play many Vancouver venues.
In the spring of 2012, GOOD GRIEF! was close to finishing their new EP (Bleary). On the final day of the season Conor and Chris were snowboarding together on Mount Seymour when Conor came up short on a jump and bailed hard. He broke his leg (shattered tibia) and tore off his ACL. A week in hospital, major surgery (with the insertion of 2 plates and 11 screws) and a long recovery followed, putting band plans on hold for months and forcing patience to become Conor’s adopted mantra. Unfortunately, the delay and other factors led to the departure of second guitarist Darren Scott but the last 6 months have seen GOOD GRIEF! round back into form better than ever. Fittingly, they recently rocked the Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler.
Finally, after putting the final pieces in place, GOOD GRIEF! is officially releasing “Bleary” on CD and iTunes.
|Conor Brandt||Vocals / Guitars||2009-present|
|Chris Jaggers||Bass / Sounds||2009-present|