The Griswolds chosen for Spotify Emerge campaign; band on tour now

By on July 17, 2014

The Griswolds

Australian indie rock band The Griswolds is excited to announce that they have been chosen along with nine other artists for Spotify’s Emerge campaign which began Tuesday. Past winners include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bastille and Atlas Genius and the program is a great indicator for who will break out next.  The Griswolds recently announced the release of their debut album BE IMPRESSIVE, out August 25th on Wind-up Records; the album was produced by Tony Hoffer, best known for his work with M83, Beck, and Fitz & The Tantrums.  BE IMPRESSIVE is available for pre-order. Fans can pre-order the album and receive instant downloads of the single “Beware the Dog” plus a brand new song “Down and Out,” which you can also stream right here.


The first single off the album, “Beware The Dog” has been finding big fans at radio, currently at #33 at Alternative radio with recent adds at LA”s hugely influential KROQ and SF’s LIVE 105, as well as reaching the #1 most played track on Sirius’s Alt Nation.  It’s quickly becoming the song of the summer, perfect for BBQ’s, Slip ‘n Slides and whatever else comes after that.

In the next few weeks, the band will be releasing their very special video for the “Beware The Dog,” but until that moment you can watch the trailer for the video here:


The Griswolds just completed a successful tour with Gemini Club, packing out rooms like NYC’s Rough Trade as well as winning over festival goers at Bonnaroo and Firefly. They’re currently out with Miniature Tigers, spanning cities from coast to coast and their most extensive US tour to date. See all tour dates below.


The Griswolds formed almost three years ago by singer/guitarist Christopher Whitehall and lead guitarist Daniel Duque-Perez, and joined by bassist Tim John and keyboard / percussionist Lachlan West.  The Griswolds were thrown into the spotlight immediately after they found instant success in early 2012 when they became Australia’s Triple J “Unearthed” feature artist and won a slot on the 2012 Parklife Festival lineup alongside Passion Pit. They have gone on to play Oz’s Big Day Out Festival, and have toured with St Lucia, San Cisco, Django Django among others.  The band made their SXSW debut at this year’s festival and quickly named  the band to watch by Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, AU Review, The Atlantic.


The Griswolds on Tour:

7/18 — Akron, OH — Musica**

7/19 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Stache at The Intersection**

7/20 — Chicago, IL — Subterranean**

7/22 — Madison, WI — The Frequency**

7/23 — Minneapolis, MN — Nether Bar**

7/24 — Lawrence, KS — Jackpot Music Hall**

7/25 — Omaha, NE — The Slowdown JR**

7/26 — Denver, CO — Underground Music Festival**

7/27 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court**

7/29 — Seattle, WA — The Vera Project**

7/30 — Portland, OR — Holocene**

7/31 — San Francisco, CA — Popscene @ The Rickshaw Stop**

8/1 — Los Angeles, CA — The Echo**

8/2 — San Diego, CA — Soda Bar**

8/3 — Phoenix, AZ — The Crescent Ballroom**

8/5 — San Antonio, TX — The Korova**

8/6 — Austin, TX — Stubb’s Jr**

8/7 — Houston, TX — Fitzgerald’s Downstairs**

8/8 — New Orleans, LA — One Eyed Jacks**

8/9 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade**

8/10 — Orlando, FL — The Social**

8/12 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar**

8/13 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle**

8/14 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall **

8/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer **

8/16 — Brooklyn, NY  — Brooklyn Bowl**

8/17 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall **

9/25 – Kansas City, KS – Sporting Park

** w/ Miniature Tigers


“… the youthful exuberance of Vampire Weekend with the nonchalant cool of The Strokes and percussive intensity of Friendly Fires…” – Neon Gold


“…concocting creatively composed pop songs that are as catchy as they are intriguing…molding interesting and unexpected melodies that go beyond the basics of just a good tune…There is just something special there…” CMJ


‘…it’s impossible to not sing along.’ – The Music Ninja


‘….brand new single called ‘Beware the Dog’ that has had the internet buzzing…’ –


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.