Today, alt-rocker grandson releases a live rendition of “Dirty,” the top ten alternative radio single. Off his recent album, Death of an Optimist (Fueled by Ramen), the new version is from grandson’s performance in Death of an Optimist: The Movie — his one-of-a-kind show — that premiered in December 2020 and will re-air later this year. 

Watch the “Dirty” (LIVE) video here:

“Dirty” has been steadily rising on the Alternative Radio Charts since its release and is currently sitting at #9. Additionally, Grandson’s hit single “Blood // Water” was recently RIAA platinum-certified. 

Grandon’s debut album, Death of an Optimist, articulates the tension between his hope for the future and the challenges he faces. Described by the alt-rocker as a “horror story with a happy ending,” the cohesive record brings together an eclectic group of collaborators including engineer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West), Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, producer Krupa (Zero 9:36), and Boonn (grandson’s longtime musical partner). As the protagonist, grandson simultaneously explores the dark underbelly of his unrelenting optimism for change, by creating an antagonist, X, and the 12-track collection delivers a subtle A-side/B-side structure, following the opposing forces’ dueling worlds. 

Listen here:

Grandson has also been going LIVE on YouTube every Sunday of 2021 at 12 pm PT to play an acoustic track, talk about music and politics and answer fan questions via his series, XX LIVE. 

Watch past XX LIVE episodes here:

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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