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Great Grandpa sign to DDW / Premiere "Teen Challenge" / Touring US

Today we are extremely excited and privileged to announce that Seattle's Great Grandpa will be joining the DDW family! NPR debuted "Teen Challenge", the first single of the bands fantastic new album, Plastic Cough, and wrote:

"Teen Challenge meanders on a well-defined course of the band's curation: opening with a '90s slacker-rock chord progression; growing into moments of grungy noise; unraveling into poppy, palm-muted riffs; building and faltering; exploding and nearing silence with surprising precision. "Teen Challenge" doesn't sound like a band's first attempt — musically, it exudes a maturation not always associated with adolescence — but the concept comes to fruition in the song's lyricism."

Plastic Cough will be released on LP, CD, and Cassette via Double Double Whammy on July 7th 2017. Preorder the record here :) - http://bit.ly/2qeCxga

The band will also be joining Rozwell Kid for a full US tour throughout July and August, those dates below:

7/6 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's *

7/7 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *

7/8 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *

7/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *

7/12 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room *

7/14 - Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW *

7/15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *

7/16 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *

7/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *

7/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat *

7/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *

7/22 - Phoenix , AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *

7/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *

7/25 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *

7/26 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links *

7/28 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub *

7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *

7/30 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle (Back Room) *

8/1 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *

8/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *

8/4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right *

8/5 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs) *

8/6 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space *

8/8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls *

8/9 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *

8/10 - Nashville, TN @ The End *

A bit more about Great Grandpa:

Great Grandpa began in Seattle in 2014 when guitarist & vocalist Patrick Goodwin recruited bassist Carrie Miller, drummer Cam LaFlam, and vocalist Alex Menne to form a humble rock band. Inspired by the pop-sensible alternative rock of the 90's, and offset by a mutual love for noise and math rock, the group set forth to write and record their first EP.

During recording, guitarist Dylan Hanwright joined the group, solidifying the lineup. Great Grandpa began performing in the Seattle area in late 2014, frequenting the city's DIY venues. In March of 2015, their debut EP Can Opener was released on Broken World Media. The EP was met with considerable praise, and has been described as "warm, slightly off-kilter grunge pop", and "knotty, twisted, and warm rock music that's as melodically satisfying as it is, at times, confounding."

Great Grandpa began writing their debut LP soon after, and found themselves touring the western US and performing extensively in the Seattle area. Written in 2015 and 2016, Great Grandpa's debut LP Plastic Cough continues to explore the sonic territory visited in Can Opener, exhibiting infectious melodies across a range of backdrops, from quiet bedroom-pop to explosive, anthemic rock. Plastic Cough is out July 7th via Double Double Whammy.