Thursday, February 5, 2015

GRIEVER + BrooklynVegan

"Alex Jacobelli and Cory Groenenberg are already responsible for playing in the great San Diego hardcore band Lewd Acts, and the two have formed another band together called Griever... which sees them adding Torche-style sludge to their punk upbringing."

"A massive skate bowl/melting pot of melodic punk, dissonant hardcore, emo straight from the basement of the '90s and melancholic post-punk."

San Diego's Griever has teamed with BrooklynVegan to reveal the title track off debut LP, Our Love Is Different. 

The album's out February 24th on Vitriol Records, HQ of Graf Orlock and Ghostlimb, and home to releases by the likes of Thou and Birds In Row.

Stream Griever's "Our Love Is Different," here.

As BV's Andrew Sacher tells it, the song sees the band "adding Torche-style sludge to their hardcore upbringing." It's a total anthem of the downtrodden – world-weary vocals, radiant guitars, and mid-tempo, freight-train momentum. It's a heavy, rock-solid version of post-hardcore that bruises and uplifts, equally.

Griever features two members of former Deathwish Inc hardcore punkers Lewd Acts.

Our Love Is Different was recorded by Griever frontman Alex Jacobelli, with Tommy Garcia, and was mastered by Nick Zampiello (Converge, Coliseum) at New Alliance.

Griever, live:
Feb 15 - San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar w/ Enabler
Feb 27 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Ghostlimb
Feb 28 - Los Angeles, CA w/ Ghostlimb