grandson announces new EP ‘modern tragedy vol.1’ and releases new song “Blood // Water”

grandson has announced that his new EP, a modern tragedy vol.1, will be released on June 15th. It will be his label debut on Fueled by Ramen Records.

Expanding on the EP, grandsons states “a modern tragedy vol. 1 is my first cohesive body of work. It’s a sort of state of the union as told from a fed up, disenfranchised, pissed off young poet.”  He continues on, “This is the only way I know how to release my anger and frustration with the pervasive recklessness and corruption that seeps into how we treat the environment, how we treat one another and how we treat ourselves.”

In addition, grandson has debuted an official music video for his new track “Blood // Water,” which can be found at the top of this post. It is the first song off of the 5-track EP — an EP that collectively finds grandson confronting pressing political and social issues that impact our generation. You can find the album artwork and track-listing below.

grandson tragedy

  1. Blood // Water
  2. Stick Up
  3. Despicable
  4. 6:00
  5. Overdoes

In addition, grandson will be heading out on tour later this month with Hobo Johnson and the Love Makers for their North American dates. Throughout fall, he has different tours lined up with Joywave and Nothing But Thieves. Check out all of those upcoming tour dates below.

JUNE

11 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*

12 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre*

15 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*

17 – Durham, NC – Motorco*

18 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry*

19 – Charlotte, NC – Underground*

20 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*

22 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East*

24 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*

26 – Orlando, FL – The Social*

28 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*

29 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock at House of Blues*

30 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*

JULY

1 – Dallas, TX – Trees*

17 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry+

18 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle+

20 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack+

24 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard Tulsa+

25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown+

26 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall+

28 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s+

31 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme +

AUGUST

3 – Matunuck, RI – Ocean Mist+

SEPTEMBER

6 – Vancouver, Canada – VENUE^

8 – Edmonton, Canada – Sonic Field Day

9 – Montreal, Canada – Theatre Corona^

10 – Toronto, Canada – The Phoenix Concert Theatre^

13 – Chicago, IL – Metro^

14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue^

15 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman^

17 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre^

18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex^

22 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox^

25 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre^

29 – Austin, TX – Historic Scoot Inn^

OCTOBER

2 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East^

8 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground^

9 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall^

* – with Hobo Johnson

+ – with Joywave

^ – with Nothing But Thieves