Bop Shop Records is pleased to have the Grip Weeds play an acoustic set of music from their new recording “Trip Around The Sun”and promoting their show that evening at Lovin’ Cup. Opening for the Grip Weeds will be local hero Ray Paul.
Saturday, October 20th, 2pm
Bop Shop Records 1460 Monroe Ave. Rochester NY
Little Steven’s Underground Garage/ Beatles SiriusXM channel staples The Grip Weeds announce their seventh studio album Trip Around The Sun
Available on CD/download/streaming/vinyl Oct. 19th
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ– Sept 14th 2018– Trip Around The Sun is a vibrant 12-song collection of Grip Weeds originals, reflecting the band’s determined yet positive outlook on life through the power of music. It’s the band’s second album for the legendary JEM Records label, following 2015’s acclaimed ‘concept album’ How I Won The War, and Force of Nature: Live In NYC, a DVD concert film released in 2017.
From a production standpoint, Trip Around The Sun is a confident yet nuanced slab of modern, classicist rock that connects the dots of popular music’s present, past, and future.
While self-producing the new recordings, the band members alternated between the studio floor and control room of their already-bustling commercial studio. The Grip Weeds built and operate the legendary House of Vibes, located under their house in Highland Park, NJ.
“Every album produced at our studio somehow influences The Grip Weeds’ process,” said Kurt Reil. In addition to Trip Around The Sun, members of The Grip Weeds have also collaborated on recordings in the studio and/or performances with The Smithereens, Brian Wilson, The Cowsills, Lou Reed/Captain Beefheart/Jeff Buckley guitarist Gary Lucas and Beatles session drummer Andy White; fellow JEM Recording artists The Anderson Council, The Weeklings, The Red Button Featuring Peter Noone and more have also recorded and/or completed projects at the House Of Vibes.
The Grip Weeds have amassed a widely-praised back catalog with a loyal fan base of their own, earned through years of performing and touring in the United States, Canada and Europe. The Grip Weeds have also served as touring and recording band for former Paul Revere & The Raiders lead singer Mark Lindsay, who has also released music emanating from the House Of Vibes.