Awesomery: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.


Because of this messy sleep cycle I have going on, I wake up at random hours early in the morning. Best time to catch all the missed things on TV. I turned on my telly and “All My Children” was having this montage with this track “Apologies” as the theme and I fell in-love instantaneously!

Naturally I went in search for it first thing when I got to the office and found it on an album called “Live in Skowhegan” in 30 seconds. Been playing “Apologies” since. Leading me to look up this COOL band “Grace Potter and The Nocturnals”.

The Band:

Grace Potter

[Vocals/ Keyboards / Guitar]

Matt Burr

[Drums / Vocals]

Scott Tournet

[Guitar / Bass / Keyboards / Vocals]

Benny Yurco 

[Guitar / Bass / Vocals]

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ self-made 2005 debut album, Nothing but the Water revealed a musically sophisticated young band inspired by the music of the late ’60s/early ’70s and fronted by a then-21-year-old dynamo whose nuanced singing, organ playing and songwriting belied her age. The follow-up, 2007’s This Is Somewhere, confirmed that the band had no interest in following trends but was instead in pursuit of timeless expression as it forged its identity. On 2010’s self-titled third album, GPN, toughened by a half decade of nonstop roadwork, flexed their rock ’n’ roll muscles and confirmed that they were in it for the long haul.

Now, seven years after hitting the radar, GPN take an exponential leap with the widescreen opus The Lion The Beast The Beat (Hollywood, June 12, 2012). With this musically combustible and conceptually dazzling work, the Vermont-based band forcefully takes its place alongside the best of its peers while building on the rich legacy of its inspirations. During this a la carte age, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have boldly pushed against the current, making a bona fide album that demands to be heard in its entirety… not that its 11 songs don’t utterly beguile on their own.



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