Preparing to kick off 2016 with a bang, Grizfolk will release their highly anticipated full-length debut album, Waking Up The Giants [Virgin Records], on Friday January 8 through iTunes. The digital pre-order is now live, and allows fans an instant grat download of the single “Troublemaker” as well as the four tracks off the previously released EP From The Spark. Additionally, the band has launched a pre-order through their online store for an exclusive vinyl bundle of the debut album, signed by the band, which is available here: http://smarturl.it/GrizfolkShop.
In support of the album’s release, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles alternative rock band unveils dates for their 2016 winter headlining tour, beginning Thursday January 21 at Voodoo Room in San Diego, CA. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for fans who have signed up to the band’s mailing list: http://smarturl.it/RoadworthyList, and go onside to the public on Friday. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow. This month, they’ll be touring across Canada with X Ambassadors before returning stateside for a string of radio shows in December.
“When we all met in a studio in Santa Monica in 2013, little did we know that we would be writing our debut full length album Waking Up the Giants,” said Grizfolk. ”Looking back and listening to the album now that it’s completed, it truly is a journal of memories and emotions that we’ve gathered these past 2 years. We can only hope that you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
As “Troublemaker” continues to steadily rise at Alternative Radio, Grizfolk teams up with Vevo to premiere its music video later this month. The clip matches the track’s energetic upbeat bounce, soulful riffing, and massive chant with an appropriately explosive visual.
Critics are also enthusiastically responding to Grizfolk. Recently, Paste Magazine described “Troublemaker” as “a raunchy mix of electronic synth and guitar,” and Spin named them one of “Five Can’t Miss Emerging Artists at Voodoo Fest,” adding, “For those who love unapologetic, badass alt-rock staples but want something more, we give you Grizfolk.” Recently, they gave a rousing and raucous performance during halftime at a Chicago Bears game on the legendary Soldier Field. “Troublemaker” is also included in Activision’s Guitar Hero Live.
Grizfolk are about to become your favorite new band. You might have seen them supporting Haim or Bastille, and they made their television debut earlier this year on the Late Show with David Letterman. They’ve got a bevy of festivals under their belts including Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Festival, Free Press Summer Festival, Boston Calling Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Experience, and more. In 2014, Grizfolk blasted on to the scene with their debut EP, From the Spark. Tastemaker Jason Bentley of KCRW proclaimed them one of his new favorite bands, and they appeared on “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Spotify pegged them as an “Artist to Watch” in 2014, while they scored placements on MTV’s Catfish, Finding Carter, and Generation Cryo as well as The CW’s The Originals and Hart of Dixie. They also penned the end title sequence for the DreamWorks film Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
TROUBLEMAKER TOUR 2016 DATES:
1/21 San Diego, CA Voodoo Room
1/22 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
1/23 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
1/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
1/26 Seattle, WA Croc
1/28 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
1/30 Denver, CO Lost Lake
2/1 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
2/2 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
2/3 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
2/5 Detroit, MI Shelter
2/6 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
2/7 Toronto, ON Garrison
2/9 Boston, MA Great Scott
2/11 New York, NY Gramercy
2/12 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
2/13 Washington, D.C. Rock & Roll Hotel
2/14 Richmond, VA Broadberry
2/16 Nashville, TN The High Watt
2/17 Atlanta, GA Vinyl
2/18 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
2/20 Houston, TX Rudyard’s
2/21 Austin, TX Stubbs Jr.
2/22 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar
2/25 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
2/26 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour