Grand Archives, USA
Status: Self-titled CD came out in Feb (2008) on Sub Pop
As the crisp, cool air of a midwest Fall is settling in I’m slowly making my way through a long list of music for my year-end list. Finding this band makes me wonder if I’ve had my head in the sand this year or whether Grand Archives may be one of Seattle’s best kept secrets.
Band of Horses fans already are aware of ex-Horses’ Mat Brooke and his new outfit to be sure. Those who aren’t aware of this band owe it to themselves to at least checkout their MySpace. You’ll find a subtle 60s vibe that relies as much on the recording process as it does the songwriting. The music is light and airy; perfect for a fall afternoon watching the leaves fall.