music monday

GrindEthos + BrookLAdelphia events this summer

Team GE is teaming up with our friends BrookLAdelphia twice this summer for fun-fill musical events!

BrookLAdelphia & Grind Ethos present RUMOURS: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

June 20 7:30PM at C'mon Everybody

Brooklyn scene artists come together for a magical night of classics made new


The 5th Annual Porch Stomp  - GrindEthos + BrookLAdelphia Stage

June 24 12PM at Governor's Island

Folk and Americana artists perform for free out in the sun! A family-friendly event.



HECTORINA Drops Two New Singles




American Pancake featured Hectorina's brilliant art rock track "Crown of Holly" the same day they unleashed "Ellipses" into the streaming universe

40 seconds into the track Crown of Holly by Charlotte's (North Carolina) Hectorina amid pearly guitar picking, patterned drums, and fable-esque fever dream lyrics a surprising bass half note pops out at you. Shortly after, Dylan Gilbert waxes poetic about "a small swarm of bees, 3 or 4 helping each other, place a crown of holly on my head... on my head". As you follow this three piece art band down their rabbit hole the song ebbs and flows and eventually erupts into a cyclone of sounds. It is a beautifully trippy multi colored art piece.

Hectorina is Dylan Gilbert (guitar / main vocals), John Harrel III (drums) and Zachary Jordan (bass) and have been painting outside musical lines since 2012. While I may call what they do as art rock, their blend of music stirs in post rock, proto punk and progressive rock colors too (just to name a few).
Like in Crown of Holly their art rock can flow into the abstract and in 2015 the boys teamed up with local performers Caitlyn Swett (Triptych Collective), Mike Gentry (Mall Goth), Chris O'Neil (Shakespseare Carolina) and set designer Jon Prichard (Sinergismo) to turn their 2013 rock opera Collywobble into a theatrical production.

Crown of Holly is from Hectorina's 4th full length album "Muck" that drops June 1st of this year (2018) and is currently available as a digital and vinyl pre-order on their Bandcamp page (see below). Produced by Daniel Hodges at Fidelitorium it's trippy prose is about something. From the band: "Written during the 2016 election cycle, this album is inspired by the sound and attitudes of 90's post-rock, post punk and classic pop rock. Muck explores repetition, despondence and trying to find peace of mind in this murky modern America."
- Robb Donker, American Pancake





Pre-order new album Muck Now

Meghann Wright Releases New Single "California" via Blacktop Records

Founder Meghann Wright released new single "California" Friday February 23 via Blacktop Records.

Meghann was on tour and just coming out of a tumultuous toxic relationship when she met her friend Zac Maloy, seasoned Nashville songwriter. Meghann and Zac wrote "California" within 15 minutes of meeting each other and it took about 30 minutes all together.

Listen or buy wherever you like to jam new tunes:


Spotify Playlist :: Gar Clemens

Happy #MusicMonday! We have created a GrindEthos Spotify playlist featuring Americana-influenced-folk artist Gar Clemens and music by some of Gar's favorite artists (John Prine, The Clash, Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Drive by Truckers).

GE Welcomes Los Bungalitos, Kristin Rebecca, Sally Morgan to the family


LOS BUNGALITOS - Bilingual thrash and hardcore outfit from Massachusetts is releasing a powerful, politically-charged new album this year

KRISTIN REBECCA - Captivating modern folk artist hailing from Maryland will be touring nonstop in 2018

SALLY MORGAN - Creator of the groundbreaking vocal technique Sing Like You Speak to present at SxSw conference March 16 2018


THE MORNING SEA Releases New Single "Listen, Love"

January 23, THE MORNING SEA celebrated the release of their new single "Listen, Love" to a packed Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan NY. Ear To The Ground featured the lush song on their Folk Playlist:

"Just listen to that harmonica, will ya? This is a wonderful song by a talented rising band. They remind me a little of how I felt when I first heard St Paul de Vence some years ago. It’s almost chamber folk in the composition and performance style. Whatever you call it, this is beautifully intriguing music. I love the harmonies and strings by equal measure." - eartotheground