Turning vocal gravel into sonic gold, Sam Pace and The Gilded Grit have spent the last seven years tearing up stages and relentlessly writing tunes. Originally born in Milwaukee, Pace made the move to the Live Music Capital back in 2011 – the same year he released his debut album Let the Big Dog Eat. It was only a couple months before the Big Dog caught the interest of drummer Jake Causey and bassist Patrick Sanderson and lo and behold – The Gilded Grit had been smelted. After 2012’s The Feeling, Causey was replaced by Seth Fasske and the group went on to release their most ambitious endeavor at the time, the full-length Rapture.
Well, Big Dog Pace is alive and well after Rapture, and continuing with apocalyptic-themed titles, Sam Pace and The Gilded Grit just released Judgment Eve today. This latest record features eleven tunes of dirty rock and roll, mean soul, and everything in between – all rounded out with Pace’s idiosyncratic vocal takes. Pace & The Grit celebrate the album release party tomorrow night – 10:00pm at Swan Dive before embarking on an extensive North American tour lasting through November. Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit joined us in Studio 1A this past Tuesday and you can enjoy the live rendition of Judgment Eve‘s intro track that offers anything other than sage advice, “Punch ‘Em In the Ear”.
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