Grand Analog
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Grand Analog


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"Various Press Quotes"

"Calligraffiti is stocked with some of the thickest, sweatiest beats you'll ever want your ears to drudge through" -

"Could do as much to put Peg City on the hip-hop map as Cadence Weapon did the Edmonton" - The Globe and Mail

"A Thoughtfully composed dose of aural medicine" - Eye Weekly

"Grand Analog have turned out an enjoyable debut that hopefully won't be their last" - Exclaim

- V/P


Grand Analog - I'll Walk Alone (EP)
Grand Analog - Calligraffiti (LP)
Grand Analog - Touch Your Toes (EP)
Grand Analog - Metropolis Is Burning

Selling points & highlights:

· The two videos from Grand Analog’s first album, Calligrafitti, collectively received 38 weeks of airplay on MuchMusic and MuchVibe in medium and heavy rotation
· Grand Analog performed on MTV Live in December 08
· Grand Analog did a successful cross-Canada tour in the fall opening for UK band the Herbaliser
· Grand Analog completed a cross-Canada summer tour with Lioness in the summer of 09
· Grand Analog has performed at Pop Montreal, the Halifax Pop Explosion, SXSW, CMW, NXNE and various jazz, funk, reggae and folk festivals across Canada
· Grand Analog recently opened for K-OS in Winnipeg
· Grand Analog’s second album, the critically acclaimed Metropolis Is Burning, was released on May 26th
· Metropolis Is Burning is currently #1 on the Canadian College Radio Hip Hop charts
· Grand Analog’s brand new video, Her Daddy (Don’t Like Me), was added into medium rotation on MuchMusic and Heavy rotation on MuchVibe, and has been in rotation for 6 weeks
· The Grand Analog song, Take It Slow (Spaces and Places), was recently Track of the Week on iTunes Canada
· Grand Analog songs have been placed for broadcast in the following television series: the Listener, the Best Years and Peak Season



Grand Analog is a raw collective created in 2006. Its members are seasoned record collectors, musicians and self described beat junkies from around the way. You can easily find each of these characters honing the role of DJ at various local pubs and clubs in Toronto or Winnipeg. Band leader and creator, Odario Williams, describes the Grand Analog sound as a beautiful mess of rap'n'roll, dub and soul. "Grand Analog is unbalanced and dirty; never clean. Grand Analog is fuzzy with three coats of dust and reads like an old manual no longer in use". Calligraffiti, the debut album, has an array of soundscapes you can travel through: 'Touch Your Toes' boasts James Brown style drums, rock guitar and a New Orleans style horn break. 'Around This Town' can only be described as a ska-pop-hip-hop joint. The new album titled "Metropolis Is Burning" keeps these traditions alive by fine tuning what is now the Grand Analog sound. Singles include 'Daddy Don't Like Me' - a southern style romp that meets old school hip-hop, 'I Play My Kazoo' and the soulful 'Stir Crazy' featuring Martin Perna of Antibalas (also sax player on TV On the Radio's latest disc). Other guests include Canadian rap favourites Shad, Cadence Weapon and Len Bowen. Metropolis Is Burning is available in Canada and online May 26, 2009.

Each character in Grand Analog brings something unique to the table. Odario and DJ Ofield blame their father, a reggae DJ from the 80s, for cursing them with the love of music, bass and trouble. Catalist on keyboards was also born into a musical family inheriting a few dusty analog keys for the lab (Arp Odyssey, Mini Korg K2, Sequential Circuits Six Trak, Roland Jupitor 6 among others). Warren Bray has a punk funk history and is now appointed GA's doctor of bass. Damon Mitchell brings his guitar savvy into the recording process. Other contributing musicians include Klaverkamp, and Darcy Ataman.

Grand Analog's retro heart and restless feet create an extensive touring schedule. The live show adds soul to the bloodline along with infrequent stage jams and off the wall tactics. Both Calligraffiti and the live performance itself are critically acclaimed. Over the last two years Grand Analog have already left their mark in prestigious showcases and festivals such as NXNE, SXSW, JunoFest, CMW, NMW plus various Jazz and Folk Festivals nationwide. Grand Analog fiends on tackling any stage presented to them, any place any matter the genre. Metropolis Is Burning!