VENTS Alumnis’ The Grape & The Grain are back in our site as they are exclusively streaming their new album Holy Rollin’. The album roars 70s rock and roll, as the band evokes the blues that made the likes of Led Zeppelin a legendary group with their melodic rhythmic guitars and high pitch vocals.
Holy Rollin’ was engineered and mixed by D James Goodwin who owns and operates The Isokon Studio in Woodstock, NY. Goodwin (who actually plays saxophone on the album as well) has helped to develop the bands overall sound by pushing their approach to songwriting as a unit into previously uncharted territory and “Anything/Everything” is just one song off the album that exemplifies this growth and newfound musical unity. Lead singer and songwriter Daniel Grimsland had this to say about the bands new release:
“To make this record, I had to start over in a way. I had a new band, and I needed to embrace that change. We did that whole heartedly, by making this record a truly collaborative effort. We wrote together, we tracked live together, and we did it in a studio that none of us had ever been to until the day we arrived. All of these things none of us were used to doing. But doing things differently, and embracing the change, ultimately pushed our boundaries, and forced us all to step up. D James Goodwin, and his studio The Isokon, were the perfect choice for us to take this record to a new and exciting place. We’re all very proud of this, and we hope you enjoy Holy Rollin’!!”
THE GRAPE & THE GRAIN began in 2012 as a solo project for Daniel Grimsland (bassist for Woodstock, NY’s progressive rock band ‘3’). Seeking to challenge himself, Grimsland wrote, produced and performed the entirety of his debut album “Better Keep Digging”. Shortly after its release, he called on longtime friends, Jacob Kolbinski (Guitar), Josiah Smith (Bass), and David Kolbinski (Drums), to join him, and in 2014 the band recorded, and released their Self-Titled album.
In 2015 Jacob, David, and Josiah parted ways with the band to pursue other interests, and Grimsland recognized a need for road ready musicians, and collaborators in order to advance. He again called on longtime friends, and rockers: Daniel Marc (Guitar), MO Kelly (Bass), and Steven Markota (Drums) to join him in his project. The new line-up toured throughout 2015 and in 2016 began writing their next release.