by Andrew Sacher
Grass Is Green
Boston's Grass Is Green hearken back to a time when the lines between post-hardcore and indie rock weren't so clearly defined. Listening to their 2012 album, Ronson, and split 7" with Two Inch Astronaut, both out on Exploding In Sound Records (Pile, Speedy Ortiz), you'll quickly make out traces of the stop-start post-hardcore of bands like Shudder to Think and June of 44. The guitars ring with that kind of off-kilter technicality and the vocalists shout with an emotionally charged cry. You can take a listen to the two aforementioned releases below.
Grass Is Green has two NYC area shows happening this weekend. First they'll play New Brunswick, NJ on Friday (2/1) at Court Tavern with Neur and For Sleeping or Jumping; and then Brooklyn on Saturday (2/2) at Big Snow (89 Varet St) with NYC shoegazers Butter the Children (mems. Sweet Bulbs, Night Manager, Le Rug) and Brooklyn indie rockers Bennio Qwerty.
A list of all dates and streams below...
Grass Is Green - Ronson
Grass Is Green - Split Dicks 7"
Butter the Children - "Robyn Byrd"
Bennio Qwerty - "Talk True"
Grass Is Green -- 2013 Tour Dates
February 1st - New Brunswick, NJ - Court Tavern w/Neur and For Sleeping or Jumping
February 2nd - Brooklyn, NY - Big Snow w/ Butter the Children, Bennio Qwerty
April 6th - Allston, MA - O'Briens w/King Orchid