Kicking off our premiere week, we are teaming up with The Grand Prospect for the premiere of their lyric video for “I Saw The Devil Last Night.” The dynamic video captures the essence of the song to perfection.
When asked about the song singer and songwriter Cory Bortnicker explains “It’s a revolutionary war fight song, about a time when people didn’t put up with utter bullshit.”
The Grand Prospect is: Cory Bortnicker – vocals, guitar, keys, Ben Killen – vocals, guitar, banjo, Hap Pardo – guitar and Brian Rolston – drums.
They first appeared on the local music scene in the early 2010’s and quickly grew into a popular Americana presence that was thriving in Brooklyn and New York’s Lower East Side at the time. Performing at anchor venues such as Southpaw, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, and Spike Hill, The Grand Prospect ultimately fell-victim to the rising pressures of the NYC live-music community, much the same as many of the clubs, as many have since shut their doors, joining the ever-growing list of NYC hot-spots having fallen prey to the unapologetic beast that is NYC real estate.
While the group released their eponymous debut LP in 2012, they found themselves amid an unexpected hiatus in 2014, almost immediately after wrapping production on the initial tracking stage of their forthcoming EP Easy Way Out. But 2017 brought a renewed spirit to the group, and in April, the band began ﬁnalizing the “lost album” that had since been all-but-forgotten.
“Something just clicked, and we knew we had to get back into the studio, we’ve got this music in us, and it’s got to come out!” explained Cory Bortnicker
The sound of Easy Way Out is directly related to its content; a lyrically driven journey exploring the collisions of hope and frustration. A story that speaks directly to the listener, armed with a resolute anger that somehow comforts, eliciting chills and ﬁsts in the air. The band mixes folk rock riffs with Americana flavor as they chronicle anthems filled with liberating lyrics of freedom, passion and survival.
The Grand Prospect will release Easy Way Out on February 2nd, followed by a string of Northeast dates, as well as a long-anticipated “Hometown Tour” encompassing a barrage of shows crisscrossing the country, centered around each band member’s home, in the Spring of 2018.