GRAIN's sound is equally inspired by straight ahead 70's rock & roll and post-punk. If the members of Television, Humple Pie and Mazzy Star all got together to jam the result would be GRAIN!


GRAIN has had the oppurtunity to open for a wide range of artsis in their home town of Pittsburgh, PA; including: The Mooney Suzuki, Cheap Trick, Mark Farner, Santana to acoustic sets opening for George Jones & Patty Griffin.

GRAIN's latest CD 'The Bad Years' was recorded at David Lowery's (Cracker, CamperVan Beethoven) Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia. It was produced by Alan Weatherhead whose recording and production credits include Sparklehorse, Mary Timmony, Nina Perrson & Clem Snide, Daniel Johnston.
Al helped the band capture its sound by blending lush arrangments while still keeping the bands raw rock & roll edge.

GRAIN feels that others are better in describing the band then the band itself. Here's are some reviews & descriptions of GRAIN's latest CD "The Bad Years" over the past few months:

'Grain's sound is both polished and raw, a sound that somehow encompasses in its guitar-driven rock echoes of the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and the classic rock radio bands of the '70s.'

'They write intelligent, upbeat, and catchy songs without sounding sugarcoated or overly produced.'

'On their second release, Grain check in with an album of big sexy riffs and melodic anthemic rock...The Bad Years is a smashing second album that shows Grain are one of the most exciting young bands to watch.'
- Amplifier Magazine


GRAIN - 'Grain'
GRAIN - 'The Bad Years'

Set List

Typical set - 45 min to 1 hour. Playing mostly songs from our 2 CD releases.

1. I Ruined Love
2. Everything You're Not
3. Endless
4. Landmine
5. Miss You
6. Understood
7. Jump Into The Fire
8. Can't Lose
9. Secrets
10. Missing Daughter