This spring, the band Grounders – Andrew Davis (vocals and guitar), Daniel Busheikin (keyboards), Mike Searle (Bass) and Evan Lewis (guitar) – will put out their debut self-titled LP, via Nevado Records. On their debut album, Grounders have rediscovered their love for classic pop music, an appreciation that had waned over the years as they became obsessed with circumventing the conventional. They listened to pop staples like David Bowie and Devo, and revisited old favorites like Velvet Underground, Neu!
Meanwhile, Meditation for Dummies and David Lynch’s self-help guide Catching the Big Fish, on transcendental meditation and the creative process, were passed around the van while touring through North America. As Davis’s interest in meditation increased, his lyrics began to reflect his search for serenity and inner peace.
The album was recorded in two locations, Davis’s bedroom in Toronto’s High Park neighbourhood; and a two-car garage packed with vintage gear from various pawn shops and second-hand stores across the country.
After recruiting DIANA’s Kieran Adams to handle drums, the band headed into the studio with longtime pal Marcel Ramagnano (Born Ruffians, Absolutely Free) to record. Months of tracking, tinkering and layering later, Grounders enlisted the incomparable David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Holy Fuck).
Street Date: May 12, 2015
Pull It Over Me
3/4 – New York, NY – Cake Shop
3/5 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
3/6 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/17-21 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
3/26 – Athens, GA – Slingshot Festival
3/28 – Norfolk, VA – The Parlor