Grandfather Child: Edythe Bates Old Chapel
Last weekend, Houston was treated to the release of the long anticipated full-length debut from one of their favorites, Grandfather Child. Let’s just start out by saying the record’s great, and that if you don’t have a copy yet, head on over to your favorite local independent record store and pick up a copy. I’ve been jamming it on the regular for a few weeks now – like almost to the point that I’m annoying everyone else around me. Just today, to help push their new record, they’ve released a video of a recent performance in an old empty church an hour north of Houston in Round Top, Texas. I got a sneak peak of this video over a month ago, when the band received the first edit from the filmmakers, and I’ve been excited to see the entire thing ever since. My anticipation was well worth it, with the video’s glorious 16+ minutes being some of the best and prettiest footage of any band I’ve seen online in some time now. Included in the video are sexy album opener “Can’t Seem To Forget,” all out rocker “Gonna Have Ourselves A Vision” and the Zeppelin-esque “New Orleans” – three great tunes that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day (rest of your life). Check it out.
I’ve had the chance to see Grandfather Child play music a few times over the past month, including their tour kick-off at Warehouse Live at the beginning of August and their latest performance at Fitzgerald’s for their record release. I took a bunch of pictures at both – you can see the latest ones from the Record Release show over at Houston Press’ Rocks Off Blog about the show, and a handful from the tour kick-off after the jump.