The Griswolds, “Beware The Dog”
Genre: indie pop rock
The Griswolds sound like: The Kooks circa 2008 jumbled together with Walk The Moon
Worth checking out: “16 Years,” “Right On Track,” “Down and Out”, “Not Ready Anymore”
The ideal setting to play “Beware The Dog”: the next time you’re driving yourself down to the beach…okay, maybe that won’t be happening anytime soon (WINTER, PLEASE GO AWAY). Correction: the next time you imagine yourself driving down to the beach.
“Beware The Dog” opens with a melodic surf pop guitar riff and then bounces right along into a chanting chorus – the making of a great summer jam if you ask me. In fact, the track just won the reader-voted award for ‘Single of the Year’ at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards last week. I know, I know, it’s definitely not summer and we’re not in Australia but let’s just let it happen and allow for some sunny music that we so desperately need in our lives. Listen up:
The Griswolds are a four piece band hailing from Sydney, Australia. Their debut album Be Impressive is packed with bright, energetic tracks nuanced by the band’s personal lyrics. Case in point: “Beware The Dog” was written about a close friend who was lost to drug addiction. They’re currently touring with Walk The Moon, and are coming stateside to begin the next part of their tour.