WALK THE MOON
TALKING IS HARD TOUR
AT ORPHEUM THEATER
Sun, March 29
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 8:00pm
$27 Day of Show
Acclaimed Australian band The Griswolds are set to embark on a massive nationwide tour with Walk the Moon. The tour will begin in San Diego and take the band across the country, stopping at Terminal 5 in New York City as well as at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. The dates follow a year of relentless touring for the band, including their largest headline run in Australia.
The band continues to celebrate their debut LP Be Impressive, out now on Wind-up Records. The album, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Foster the People, M83), was released in August to immediate acclaim with Vice's Noisey blog hailing the music as "hypnotic and brilliantly balearic," and Paste saying they're "on track to make a splash with their catchy, rock-infused pop sound." Indie blog and taste-making label Neon Gold furthers, "their euphoric slice of indie pop brings to mind the youthful exuberance of Vampire Weekend with the nonchalant cool of The Strokes."
Be Impressive's single "Beware the Dog" continues to gain support from key radio stations including KROQ and WXPN, and has been #1 multiple times on SiriusXM's Alt Nation "Alt 18." The song has approximately 6 million worldwide streams and continues to appear on the Spotify viral chart. Additionally, it peaked at #5 on Billboard's Twitter Emerging Artists Chart.
Of the record, band member Chris Whitehall (vocals/guitar) explains, "We wanted to make a fun record that touches on deeper feelings we all have from time to time; that idea of balancing out maturing and wanting to have fun and live life the way you want to. Knowing that growing up can be painful, but those experiences add up to something fun. It's about that cusp of being a carefree kid and an adult."
The Griswolds was born at a Sydney house party where Whitehall challenged friend Daniel Duque-Perez (guitar/synth) to write a riff on the spot. Duque-Perez explained, "Chris thought that riff was really fun and interesting, and it turned into our first single, 'Mississippi.'" After an EP and forays to the U.K. and U.S., the band--Whitehall, Duque-Perez, Tim John (bass) and Lachlan West (drums)--were itching to record a full-length and signed with American super-indie Wind-Up Records. "You only get to make one debut album," says Duque-Perez, "and we wanted to make ours as impressive as we possibly could. Working hard and late nights mean nothing when you're working on something you love. So 'be impressive' became something we thought about all the time."