Written by Mike Moger
Similarly to my last Press Play feature of Forever Losing Sleep (which you can read here), this week’s installment of Press Play showcases yet another New Jersey band! Hmm, I can’t tell if I’m biased or not.. but seriously, NJ has some of the best up-and-coming bands so you should definitely tune in. Grin & Bear is a 4-piece alternative rock band from New Jersey who have just self-released their full-length debut on May 12th. ‘Range Wars’ was written and recorded on their own at Penn State over the course of two years, and it absolutely shows how much dedication they’ve put into each of the 13 songs. You can check them out on their facebook, twitter, bandcamp, soundcloud, and on a few upcoming summer dates in NY/NJ!!
For fans of The Front Bottoms, Runaway Brother, and Modern Baseball, Grin & Bear are fresh and ready to impress with energetic live sets and sporadic natures. And just like I remember them from high school, I’m sure that these guys will supply plenty of hilarity and banter along with their professional musicianship. Expect great things out of this band, and be sure to send them a like/follow wherever possible!