Grand Mal’s Clandestine Songs, being released digitally on June 15, 2010 through Swedish indie label Groover Recordings, raises rock’s intelligence with sharp lyrics, catchy riffs and swooning background vocals.
Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Bill Whitten, Grand Mal has been together since 1995. The band recorded Clandestine Songs in Whitten’s Brooklyn apartment on an “ancient” hard-disc recorder with a little help from some talented friends: guitarist Mike Bones; Parker Kindred of Antony and the Johnsons; Brad Truax of Home; Justin Russo of The Silent League; Jason Russo of Hopewell; Mike Fadem of The Jealous Girlfriends; and Ken Griffin of Favourite Sons and Rollerskate Skinny. Whitten also produced, engineered and mixed Clandestine Songs. Grammy award-winner Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT) polished and mastered the recording at Tarbox Road Studios in Buffalo, NY.
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