Guy Grogan – “My Own Way Out”

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Guy Grogan is a one-man-band with a very comprehensive discography that spans over nine albums, in the process earning the Santa Fe-based singer/songwriter accolades from the likes of Indie International, Song of the Year, American Songwriting Awards, and the UKSC. Ever since his younger days – when he played in various high school bands and interned for Big Star drummer Jody Stephens – Grogan has allowed passion to guide his musical process. Organic alt-rock successes like Dinosaur Jr, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Guided By Voices are most relevant when describing his sound, filled with power-pop hooks and angular guitar solos backed by crunchy distortion and anthemic vocals.

“My Own Way Out” kicks off his new record Dynamite Bouquet, which ranges in style from ballads like “What If I Told You” to fierce rockers like this track. “I like to make records that provide the listener with a wide range of moods and energy, but still maintain a certain stylistic consistency and cohesive musical experience,” Grogan explains. The multi-layered vocal layering here reminds of early Weezer track (very Weezer-esque guitar solo around 02:30, as well), while the warm guitar-led sound continues the alt-rock tradition in proud form. Stream the rest of the album below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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