Grand Vapids “Eat the Shadow” Album Release – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – July 13th, 2019

Grand Vapids "Eat the Shadow" Album Release

Grand Vapids "Eat the Shadow" Album Release

Paradise Montage, Sailors & Ships

Sat · July 13, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Grand Vapids
Grand Vapids
When Grand Vapids emerged on the Athens music scene a mere fistful of years ago the group's blurry tales of emotional intensity drew listeners in like hungry wolves. Then, at some indeterminate point, the wolves took over pushing and pulling in all directions by both soothsayers and false saviors. Coupled with the band's own internal clockwork going awry, everything seemed to slowly limp to the pace of a broken heartbeat. Every new move a false start while each step seemed like forever. The band's debut album, Guarantees, proved a perfect postcard from the time they were fresh and lean and full of nothing but beginner's hope.

The first sessions for the Rake EP and Eat The Shadow LP took place while the band was still bursting out of its starting blocks. After dumping the results of these sessions they tried to re-record the tracks in various locations but nothing was saved. Finally, after regrouping and drilling down into clearer realms of focus, the band joined producer David Barbe (Sugar, Buzz Hungry, Mercyland) and what happened between them is what you've got in your ears now.

And what that is, in no uncertain terms, is the sound of rebirth. But it's not a gentle sense of being born again into grace but a retaking of the reigns with one's teeth full of grit; not a sense of ascendence so much as a clawing upward. This is as true for the rational, earth-bound details of its recording as it is for the emotional-sphere and depth of its songs. From the furious opening chords of "Dissolve" to the get-on-or-get off marching order of "Radiant Black", these new collections are the sound of a band back in control.

-Gordon Lamb
Paradise Montage
Sailors & Ships
Sailors & Ships
Jeremy Wheatley is a drummer by trade, and over the past 15 years the Athens musician has carved out what most would consider a successful career, performing and recording with the likes of Crooked Fingers, Eric Bachmann, Cracker, Palace Doctor, and Ruby the Rabbitfoot, among dozens of others bands. In that time, he’s also managed to build a considerable portfolio of his own original material, although until now none of that music has been made available publicly. Written under his solo moniker Sailors & Ships is Wheatley’s debut album, and it floats by in a warm cloud of gentle alt-country twang.
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/