Grids

Grids

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Grids is a new Toronto band, with members of Graydon James and the YN, Formalists and Burn Planetarium. We play pop/rock inflected with noise and math, incorporating dissonance, syncopation, accidentals and erratic transitions. Most apparent band influences include Women and Deerhunter.

Biography

Grids began as a shared musical interest in rhythmic experimentation between John Law (guitar) and Sean McKee (bass), following the demise of their former band Burn Planetarium in 2010. After over a year of what could only be called unfocussed and infrequent writing sessions, they had ideas they felt were interesting, but were going nowhere. They sought Joseph Landau (guitar) of Formalists for his prowess on the fret board and in Super Smash Bros. The ideas took on a bit more form, but given the emphasis on rhythmic intricacies, it became clear that they needed a drummer. Mike Lee (drums), Sean’s friend and former roommate, was asked to join for a practice. There was an immediate cohesion formed between both the members and the songs. It was apparent that this is what they had been missing. Incorporating dissonance and noise with melodic hooks, and erratic transitions with pop sensibility, Grids’ music aims to keep you on your toes even while your toes are tapping. Grids is planning to release a debut EP in early 2013.

Facts about Grids
-Grids has the lowest average BMI of any band in Toronto.
-Grids can beat any band in a two-on-two match of Super Smash Bros for N64.
-All members of Grids are the youngest siblings.
-Grids members stacked end on end would be taller than the CN tower.