Brink Records is very pleased to announce the signing of GRIND from Roanoke, VA, and the release of their self- titled debut album on November 24, 2020.
GRIND has a solid following in their home market where they built a reputation for high energy alt rock songs with punk and grunge influences laid over deep rhythmic grooves. GRIND has played many live shows including opening spots for numerous better-known acts including 3-11, but never released any recordings aside from a single on RebelTone Records early in their career. This will be their first full length album and marks their first digital release as well.
(GRIND) have a pop/punk sound that I really like, great guitar playing and vocals that don’t ever overdo it for the sake of getting laid. They have the same kind of warmth Nirvana had in their early days. ~ Curious Goods
The addition of GRIND to the Brink family comes after a long hiatus for the band during which the four members pursued other interests and projects. The path to the Brink began with a reunion show of the RebelTone bands in 2017. After that, the itch had to be scratched.
GRIND’s new album includes many of the best known and loved songs from their live performances and some that aren’t as well known. The album is being teased with a series of digital single releases. “Stay Away” on October 9, “Justify” on October 16, “Voice” on October 23, “Not My God” on November 10, and “Climb” on November 17.
Sharpen your senses for the aural intensity of GRIND. Filing a ragged edge of angst and anger to a fine point, this four piece outfit from Virginia call their music ‘garage groove’…GRIND reveals a lot of structural finesse and a promising sharpness. ~ The Music Monitor
“Climb” is one of GRIND’s best known and most loved tracks. It will be available as a digital single for limited time, and then only available on the physical CD.
“Voice” is an anthem for free speech, democratic engagement, and empowerment of the people and is a powerful track for this election year and these difficult times.