THE GRISWOLDS PERFORM “IF YOU WANNA STAY” ON VH1’S “BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE”

ACOUSTIC EP OUT NOW ON WIND-UP RECORDS

TOURING WITH WALK THE MOON + JUNE U.S. HEADLINE RUN

Praised Australian band The Griswolds performed their latest single “If You Wanna Stay” on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live.” Watch the performance here: http://on.vh1.com/1DbqstS. In addition, the band’s Acoustic EP is available now at digital retailers (http://bit.ly/Griswolds-AcousticEP). The EP features five acoustic versions of songs off their critically acclaimed debut album Be Impressive as well as covers of “Anna Sun” by Walk the Moon (who the band are now supporting on tour nationwide) and “Doses and Mimosas” by Cherub.

Furthermore, the band has confirmed a U.S. headline tour this June. The dates include stops at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Troubadour as well as a performance at the Firefly Music Festival. Watch the live video from last year’s Australian summer tour here and see all dates below.

The Griswolds continue to receive widespread acclaim for their debut album Be Impressive:


“…dance-ready, synth-pop tracks…propulsive…” —Entertainment Weekly

“…peppy bit of earworm that’s part cheerleading chant, and probably the happiest song to ever include the words ‘fucking crazy.’” —Billboard

“Serotonin-injected, indie-tropicalia…hypnotic and brilliantly balearic.”—Vice’s Noisey

“…old-school Vampire Weekend groove and adds synth shimmer up top. The vocals soar from reverb-soaked group-shouted proclamations to crisp falsetto…” —MTV

"If You Wanna Stay,” the second single off the record, is at Alternative Radio now, where it debuted at #18 on the SiriusXM’s Alt18. Listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/thegriswolds/if-you-wanna-stay-1. “If You Wanna Stay” is the follow up to the band’s top 15 debut single “Beware the Dog,” which has approximately six million worldwide streams, was featured as #4 on Billboard’s “Year in Music: The 10 Best Rock & Alternative Singles” of 2014, #28 in the Triple J Hottest 100 list, and #5 on the SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Alt 36 end of year countdown featuring the best 36 songs of 2014.

The Griswolds was born at a Sydney house party where Chris Whitehall (lead vocals, guitar) 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.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

BE IMPRESSIVE TRACK LISTING
1. 16 Years
2. Right on Track
3. Beware the Dog
4. If You Wanna Stay
5. Down and Out
6. Be Impressive
7. Live This Nightmare
8. America
9. Thread the Needle
10. Aurora Borealis
11. Not Ready Anymore


ACOUSTIC EP TRACK LISTING
1. 16 Years
2. Right On Track
3. Beware the Dog
4. If You Wanna Stay
5. Not Ready Anymore
6. Anna Sun
7. Doses and Mimosas

 

THE GRISWOLDS LIVE
*with Walk the Moon

April 13 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Theatre of the Living Arts*
April 14-15 /// New York, NY /// Terminal 5*
April 16-17 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club*
April 20 /// Louisville, KY /// Mercury Ballroom*
April 21 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel*
April 23 /// Greensboro, NC /// Cone Denim Entertainment Center*
April 24 /// Nashville, TN /// Cannery Ballroom*
April 25 /// Atlanta, GA /// The Tabernacle*
April 26 /// Tampa, FL /// State Theatre*
April 27 /// Ft. Lauderdale /// Revolution Live*
April 29 /// New Orleans, LA /// HOB New Orleans*
April 30 /// Houston, TX /// HOB Houston*
May 1 /// Dallas, TX /// South Side Ballroom*
May 2 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*
May 4 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain’s Ballroom*
May 6 /// Albuquerque, NM /// Sunshine Theatre*
May 7 /// Tucson, AZ /// Rialto Theater*
May 8 /// Tempe, AZ /// Marquee Theatre*
May 9 /// Las Vegas, NV /// HOB Vegas*
June 16 /// Boston, MA /// Brighton Music Hall
June 17 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Milkboy
June 18 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom
June 19 /// Washington, DC /// U Street Music Hall
June 20 /// Dover, DE /// Firefly Music Festival
June 23 /// Toronto, ON /// The Garrison
June 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall
June 26 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th Street Entry
June 30 /// West Hollywood, CA /// Troubadour
July 1 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent