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Take the dance-inflicting electronic melodies of the Postal Service,
strip away their mind-numbing repetition, and make the melodies
intricately weave across the scale. Add more than a dash of acoustic
savvy and multiply the energy of Interpol and you're pretty close to
concocting a batch of The Grand Canyons. When you think
"singer-songwriter," images of ass-shaking don't usually float to the
surface. Get ready to change your mind.
Thoughtful lyrics, penned by lead singer/songwriter David Tinsley,
lend more than enough substance to what, on the surface, appears to be
a highly danceable rock band. When paired with Raul Fernandez's
syncopated drum style, Tinsley's voice and energy are palpable
throughout each track. Although the cast of the Grand Canyons has
been revolving until recently, Tinsley and Fernandez always surround
themselves with accomplished musicians who lend even more energy to
their stage show, as well as some unexpected musical treats like
accordions and synthesizers.
And you know that moment in every concert where you're ready for a
breather, but usually get bored after the first minute of the slow
song? Well the Grand Canyons have managed to alleviate that problem
by lulling you into a false sense of security with a lilting ballad
which, at the drop of a hat, propels you into a rhythmic,
pulse-pounding neo-rock anthem. This is the case with their two key
tracks, "Drop" and "You've Got Love." The Grand Canyons have a deep
understanding of pop music which allows them to disregard outdated
standards and try something altogether new. This innovation, paired
with their undeniable musical talent, is what makes them a unique and
addictive sound-collage in an age of electronic mismatches.

Erni Crews
WVFS Tallahassee 89.7fm - Erni Crews


Split between Orlando and Tallahassee, The Grand Canyons have gained across-the-board acclaim on the Tallahassee scene in less than a year. With the use of various visual backdrops and diverse instrumentation for their unpredictable live shows, the Grand Canyons prove themselves to be one of the most promising, hard-to-categorize and ambitious local bands in recent memory, being only one of a small handful of local bands to prominently feature synthesizer keyboards. Recently, the Grand Canyons placed as a runner up in the third round of Gulf 104's Tallahassee Homegrown Showdown.

Discography: “The Grand Canyons” EP (Cloud13; 2005).

by Paul DeRevere, FAMU - Tallahassee Democrat


"The Grand Canyons" (Cloud 13) Sorta bouncy new wave jangle and handclaps on the first track. Next it’s insect needle fingers of guitar and suspenseful autoerotic interludes. Slinky nothings dissolve like shadows in the morning light. Monumental passion is sublimated through wit and invention into a best selling sitcom." - Dream Magazine #7


Discography

"Ex's and Oh's" EP
"(Debut)" LP

Cloud13Records.com

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David fronts his band The Grand Canyons in Tallahassee, Florida, singing chronicles of his experiences in cleverly arranged, refreshingly honest melodies and rhythmical passages. As a fresh newly formed band of two months, The Grand Canyons won Florida State University's Battle of the Bands and won the opportunity to open for Jimmy Eat World in the fall. Since then, TGC have performed with such national touring acts as The Bravery, We Are Scientists, Ambulance LTD, Aquaduct, The Golden Republic, Gossip, and Thunderbirds Are Now. The Grandcanyons can not only be heard in Tallahassee but in Orlando as well where there first single "You've got Love" was featured in an Orlando Sentinal commerical and is played regularly on Rollins College radio. Cloud 13 Records released the Grand Canyons EP "Ex's and Oh's" and their full length "Debut". Expect to hear more about this up and coming band.