Be Impressive

Be Impressive

by The GriswoldsThe Griswolds


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Here come the Griswolds, a fuchsia-colored hand grenade of '80s-inspired pop, signed, sealed, and delivered from Sydney, Australia. Following the release of their Heart of a Lion EP in 2012, the band's star quickly rose, receiving heavy blog love and charting well in both their home country and in Europe. The quartet signed on with mega indie Wind-Up Records and were in turn paired with producer Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, Foster the People) to craft their debut. Be Impressive is not only the neon-lit title of their first album, but apparently it's also the band's M.O. The Griswolds aim for the rafters on songs like the thundering synth anthem "Right on Track" and the clubby "Down and Out." Strains of contemporary pop's biggest and brightest can be heard in their sounds: the chippy faux-Graceland guitar punctuations of Vampire Weekend, the bright synth pop bursts of Passion Pit, the explosive electro-pop of MGMT, and the radio-friendly soul-pop of Maroon 5. This is music aimed at stardom, packaged for the world to enjoy, and you've got to give them credit for coming out with guns blazing. Many of the songs are very catchy with strong choruses and hooks that should gain them ample airplay and a firm footing on the world's stage.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2014
Label: Wind-Up Records
UPC: 0601501340826
catalogNumber: 34082
Rank: 137745

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Griswolds   Primary Artist
Christopher Riley   Drums
Bree Whitehall   Children's Chorus
Aidan Whitehall   Children's Chorus
Mahli Whitehall   Children's Chorus
Kayla Whitehall   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

David Campbell   String Arrangements
Elizabeth Fraser   Composer
Robin Guthrie   Composer
Simon Raymonde   Composer
Tony Hoffer   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Riley   Composer
Tony Buchen   Engineer
Michelle Lukianovich   Art Direction
Cameron Lister   Engineer
Daniel Duque-Perez   Composer
Christopher Whitehall   Composer

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