Wednesday, February 10, 2010

AUSTRALIA'S GRAND ATLANTIC RELEASES HOW WE SURVIVE ON MARCH 9TH, 2010 SUPPORTING WITH US TOUR IN MARCH INCLUDING OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE

"…most of the songs recall the time when bands like Teenage Fanclub, the Posies, Redd Kross and Velvet Crush made power pop with enough sonic muscle to rival the grunge band…How We Survive is highly recommended…"(Underneathica, USA)

BRISBANE, Australia (February 9th, 2010) - Described by Ripple as molding the "psychedelic post-punk ethereal moods of their countrymen, The Church, with the shoegazing swirling madbeat of The Stone Roses", Brisbane Australia's Grand Atlantic will release How We Survive on March 9th, 2010 through Laughing Outlaw Records with SXSW showcases on March 18th and 20th.
A swaggering rhythm section in tow, Grand Atlantic combines crunchy riffs and chiming, Byrds-esque guitars, welded seamlessly to robust pop songs with instantly-memorable choruses. Lyrically, the new album attempts to reconcile lead singer Phil Usher's feelings on mortality and loss, self-belief vs. self-doubt, and the challenges of living in this modern world. If that all sounds too serious, don't be put off - these songs are a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and Usher delivers an uplifting set of pop gems that can stand proudly beside the best in the genre. Usher says "The title of the album deals with how people particularly in our Western society get by from Sunday to Sunday and the differences and contrasts that people from diverse cultures experience. What someone in our city considers a tough time is completely different to what someone in a war zone would be experiencing daily. I think the title is particularly aimed at Westerners, as most of us have been handed so much opportunity, yet we often complain and think that we are hardly done by."

How We SurviveTrack Listing

US Tour Dates

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