Gramma's Boyfriend is the new side project of the members of many Minneapolis bands including Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird, Alpha Consumer, Guitar Party), Jacob Hanson (Halloween, Alaska, Guitar Party, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble), Haley Bonar, Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley, Alpha Centauri), and Mike Lewis (Happy Apple, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Andrew Bird, Gayngs). Sometimes they all play together, sometimes its whoever shows up. The main group consists of singer/keyboardist Haley Bonar, keyboard/guitar player Jeremy Ylvisaker, and drummer Luke Anderson.
When you first read the name Gramma's Boyfriend, it brings an uncomfortable, funny feeling. But when you first hear Gramma's Boyfriend, the feeling becomes something new, slightly terrifying, and fun. The five members include front woman Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker (Cloak Ox, Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird), Mark Erickson, (Cloak Ox), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley), and Jacob Hanson (Actual Wolf, Haley Bonar, All Tomorrow's Petty), who join forces to create the psychedelic dance punk that is guaranteed to make you move. Think Blondie, Devo, and Suburban Lawns meet Dead Kennedys. But don't think too much. Gramma's Boyfriend certainly doesn't. And that is the whole point.
Either way, it's a new kind of 80's throw back pop with an experimental vibe, mostly due to the fact that they don't really know the songs but just kind of make em' up on the spot and have a damn good time doing it. One guy said they were 'no wave', which kind of makes sense.
1. DOWN IN A BUCKET
2. I FORGOT!
3. LITTLE LIGHTNING
4. DONKEY DONKEY 2X4
5. I LIVE MY BROKEN DREAMS
6. FORGET THE STONES
7. DEEP V
8. BURY THE HATCHET
10. FIRST LAST REUNION
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