Emerging from the revered Athens, Georgia indie scene, post-punk rockers Grand Vapids are returning with a new full-length, Eat the Shadow, on July 12, 2019 and it can be pre-ordered now via Bandcamp. Produced by David Barbe (The Glands, Drive-By Truckers, Sugar) and tracked live at Athens’ Chase Park Transduction, the 9-track set is a long-awaited follow-up to their 2015 debut Guarantees.
While Guarantees proved a perfect postcard from the time when Grand Vapids were fresh and lean and full of nothing but beginner’s hope, nearly half a decade later Eat the Shadow presents a band that has resurfaced after dark years of coping with personal tragedy, identity crisis, and dysfunctional relationships. Today, the band has shared a second single from the album, “Glassing Out,” and of the song, lead singer Austin Harris offers, “This track is about watching your relationship fail and being unable to stop it because you are preoccupied and maxed out on distraction. It’s about avoiding confronting the things that are affecting you on a personal level.” The video for the “Glassing Out” was produced by bassist Patrick Morales who added, “I thought back on my own experiences with the aftermath of a relationship and how it mostly consisted of surfing the internet, smoking weed, and watching cat videos.”