Steal This Track: The GrometBy Josh Johnson | November 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
This week, music thieves, we’ve got Americana rock from The Gromet.
In recent years, Americans have caught on to something Europeans have known for a while, which is strange. No, it’s not odd for Europeans to be slightly ahead of the curve – just look at their socialized medicine and eye-wear. Rather, it’s odd that Europeans have been supporting Americana artists with Euros and concert attendance from across the pond for years and years, while American audiences until recently directed their attention elsewhere. Seems for American audiences’ ears to perk up, the tenants of Americana – blues, country, bluegrass, etc. – must also include perhaps the most important (at least in our opinion) export from the U.S. of A: rock ’n’ roll!
And that’s what we have here with Denver’s The Gromet. Lovers of The Avett Brothers, as well as The Wallflowers, will drool onto their iPods while listening to their new album, “Barren.” Check out “Skip Your Stone,” dropped below for you to steal. If you don’t love it by the time the organ hits just seconds in, wait for the country-inspired guitar solo. The album has a consistent overall sound similar to this track, with only shifts in moods. But it’s all a worthwhile listen.
Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.
If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration.