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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Duo Alternative Punk


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"Fairbanks rockers Granddad bringing their Alaska emo sound to Lower 48 with new album, first tour"

“Baker’s lyrics hone in on those emo themes of love, loss and alienation, all set against a grinding guitar and heavy bass backdrop.” - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

"Love you, hate you"

“Representing maturity more than a departure, Granddad's Dumped explores the definition of self following the turmoil of a bad break up. The lyrics are painfully honest and the composition is sharp and catchy.” - Anchorage Press


“The music is on ‘Dumped’ is jangly and jammy at all of the right times and is a perfect new addition to the catalogs of fans of Big Awesome, The Obsessives, and the like.” - 36 Vultures

"U&U Review :: ‘Dumped’ EP - Granddad"

“To put it simply, this record is pretty dang cool. It isn’t sad and sappy. It’s not a fluffy filler – and that’s what makes it real. Real enough to make you want to dance your heart away and scream your lungs out. Show your friends, show your neighbors, show your grandma because yes, this record is really that good.” - Unsigned and Unleashed


Still working on that hot first release.



Granddad is a two-piece punk ensemble from Fairbanks, Alaska. The emotionally provocative songs echo influences from late nineties emo and early nineties pop punk— however, for a genre laden with cliché, the group attempts to eschew any expectations. Singer Kellen Baker’s lyrics inhabit the sort of heartbreak that is common to the genre, but from a gay perspective. Granddad seeks to provide a niche for underrepresented voices in the emo/punk community; those whose hearts ache with that same intensity, but cannot find their heartbreak validated in mainstream music. The music itself contrasts the lyricism, embodying a powerfully upbeat, party-fueling persona— they may be bummed out, but that isn’t about to stop them from having as much fun as possible. Granddad performs a powerfully positive set, creating an inviting space for anyone to have the time of their lives. The band’s newer material evolves toward an increased focus on melodic guitar work while maintaining the same high energy songwriting. “Dumped,” Granddad’s latest EP, was released in August 2015. Granddad’s live performances find the band sweating, screaming, and standing on any object on or off the stage that looks reasonably sturdy. The Anchorage Press says Granddad has a “perfectly crafted, refined garage sound accented by articulate vocals.” Danceable drums, heavy guitar work, and catchy melodies combine to form an infectiously inspirational atmosphere that will have audiences dancing, drinking, and making out with all their friends.

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