Posted in music | tour dates on January 28, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Grass Is Green
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...

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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

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Comments (42)

That's it. I'm gonna start a 'hipster chumps making constipated facial expressions' tumblr page pronto.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:08 PM

Man those guys are just begging to be punched in the face

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:12 PM

I hate to judge a band based on one photo, but it's pretty hard not to in this particular case.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:30 PM

upon actually listening to this.

they like Polvo a lot too.

also Seaweed.

not a bad thing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:42 PM

I thought it was an old BUGOUT SOCIETY photo..

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:43 PM

I know they're trying to look incredibly stupid, but since we don't know any better we have to assume they're incredibly stupid. That's some PR work, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:43 PM

douchebags

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 2:47 PM

listen!!!

guys are jerks but records are awesome

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:33 PM

wow i bet you guys are the first ones to bitch that modern music is shit with just surface value, then rip on a band for aesthetics.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:52 PM

damn, this band is awesome

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:58 PM

awful waffle.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 4:41 PM

Trust me. Those dudes are neither hip nor jerks.

Posted by annnnonn | January 28, 2013 5:09 PM

They do rock though.

Posted by annnnonn | January 28, 2013 5:10 PM

bad pic, pretty good indie rock, definite pavement vibes

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 5:47 PM

3:52 - The point is over there, just past your line of sight.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 7:15 PM

even worse than the city of Boston

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 7:43 PM

i hope the guy in the red shirt walking up from behind totally stuck his foot up the ass of the guy in the white t-shirt. please!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 11:06 PM

Typical Brooklyn vegan readers passing shit off from a picture

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2013 10:28 AM

^ I'm giving you a free lesson (unless you work for the band and are acting): This band and their management worked very hard to figure out which one of many photographs they've taken would be the right one to represent them in the media. This is the picture they chose. This is who they want to portray themselves to be. We are reacting to that which they want us to react. Our reaction is "You're doing some weird black-face thing where you're posing like 90's gangster rappers. That's really fucking strange." You're welcome.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2013 10:55 AM

#Anonymous

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2013 11:30 AM

Awesome stuff..

Posted by Custom Lanyards | January 29, 2013 5:22 PM

im going to give the free lesson-er some free advice: what you assume isn't reality. stop getting off on pretending to know anything.

the band sounds cool. the end, right? i mean im sure everyone on this site is a photographer. send them an email and maybe you can do a better job :D

Posted by jamie walters | January 29, 2013 8:01 PM

our picture selection process is an arduous one and we are displeased that we didn't meet the expectation of the brooklyn vegans of the world. we'll make sure we represent ourselves with a greater sense of style and accuracy next time. however, listen to our music. for all you know this isn't what we actually look like.

-- Kermit the Frog

Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2013 8:13 PM

I'd like it more if their music sucked AND I could jack off to their picture

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2013 9:25 PM

Wow, nobody told me that the young, educated, elite are now giving out free lessons in public relations. What a fucking treat. Anyway, I gave the music a listen and I think it rocks. I'm surprised by all the hateful comments. That picture isn't even that bad. I've seen worse. At least it's eye catching. Looks like they're not taking themselves too seriously, which I very much appreciate considering a lot of you Brooklyn socialite kids are uptight, boring, arrogant assholes. But hell, what do I know? I'm just an old fuck. You kids keep up the good work. Stay positive.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 8:33 AM

I'm glad I gave you some food for thought. Here's some other food: what if I'm neither in Brooklyn, nor young, nor NOT a member of your business? In any case, prove me wrong. Keep using this photo for your band forever. It's not as if 18 other people on this thread agreed with me.

Posted by The lecturer. | January 30, 2013 9:25 AM

These guys are not jerks or idiots. They are actually all really nice, intelligent people who care a lot about the music they are making, not the clothes they are wearing. If you just LISTEN TO THEIR FANTASTIC RECORD, you can immediately tell how much hard work went into it. If you don't like it, then go ahead and judge.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 11:28 AM

We believe you. Now lose the picture.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 1:46 PM

"I know they're trying to look incredibly stupid, but since we don't know any better we have to assume they're incredibly stupid. That's some PR work, guys"

Or instead of assuming they're incredibly stupid we could, you know, listen to the music and decide. Then laugh and say, "What an unfortunate choice for a photo," and move on with our lives.

OH WAIT, that would be assuming we have lives. Some of us clearly don't.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 1:51 PM

see 1:46

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 1:56 PM

you guys are fucking arrogant and superficial retards. who takes time out of their day to rip on a band's PIC in some brooklyn vegan review?? LOL. clearly this pic is a joke and the dudes are not taking themselves seriously. they do, however, take their music seriously (which is sick, by the way). ya'll are a serious embarrassment to the whole underground music scene.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 7:43 PM

and for the free-lessoner who mentioned the "black face" thing: WOW, YOU'RE DUMB.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 7:49 PM

I'm happy that you enlightened geniuses could take the time out of your precious day and give a lil extra hate to some people who you don't even know. Why are we even talking about bands on Brooklyn Vegan? How dare people take a band photo? Who the fuck even plays instruments anymore?

Please, send us some photos from your awesome life of you sitting on a laptop in your pajamas. Your life must be so. fucking. cool.

Posted by JB | January 30, 2013 8:41 PM

Holy Christ I've never seen so many people aroused by one picture. Next time just put up a dick pic. Like the music even matters anymore.

Posted by Toast | January 30, 2013 9:07 PM

Apparently there's 4 dicks in that picture.

Posted by Member of Grass is green | January 30, 2013 9:13 PM

See what happens when a band having no fun, tries to look like they are having fun! that will teach you. next time give them the usual "my puppy just got run over by a dump truck look"

Posted by Toast | January 30, 2013 9:25 PM

i can't believe how many dumb asses let a picture bother them that much. that's why there's so much shitty music getting so popular. cause of dumb asses that care more about how the band looks than how they sound.

Posted by Steve Hartlett | January 30, 2013 11:14 PM

i'm sorry that i'm late, you pussies.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

rink it right up your dinkle donk. wet and hot. wet. doors closed. private ambitions and secret intentions. LOVE ME. GIVE ME LESSONS.

1- i love these guys and they look cool as HELL - i will fight you if you think otherwise.
2 - if u think this shot is bad, i have a superhero themed photo of them.
3 - you totally lick big hairy sloth Ds.
4- i will fuck you
5 - i will.
6- this bands amazing music has made me shit tears.
7 - i was in brooklyn last night and had a good time, open bar, some rinking, some donking..
8 - i was vegan for two weeks before i realized its not actually the coolest eating disorder.
9- I WANT FREE LESSONS! WHAT ELSE DO HAVE AVAILABLE !? (I'm interested in post-everything, light pollution, GOOD music, your irritated vagina, your sad sad dick, old cats, kittens, kitten themed GOOD music, the options i have when purchasing a new wheel set, the options i have for stumpy dildos on my bike saddle, vegan buttplugs, recycled skin, your skin, your bones, my eating habits, my chiseled abs and stunning features, your ravaged ass, your ravaged assholes PR, your ravaged assholes favorite bands and all the photos you think they should have used, gluten free hair extensions, gluten free holiday lights, and of course, you and what makes you so great)

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Posted by tomas baumann | January 31, 2013 1:40 PM

yee foreal. dat dude speek troof

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 5:16 PM

Good hearted people NEVER take embarrassing photographs. So these guys must be demons.

Posted by Dick Buttkids | August 10, 2013 1:53 PM

amazing. the chorus is so fucking good.

Posted by Chestnut | September 15, 2014 10:16 AM

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