Music News 5.3.17

Remembering Grandaddy Bassist Kevin Garcia

Grandaddy co-founder and bassist Kevin Garcia passed away Monday night after suffering a massive stroke. Garcia formed Grandaddy in 1992 at the age of 15 along with singer/guitarist Jason Lytle and drummer Aaron Burtch, later rounding out the band and releasing four studio albums between 1997 and 2006. Following a six-year hiatus, the group reunited for a string of shows in 2012, and have remained active ever since, releasing their first album in over a decade just last month. The band emoted over Garcia’s place in their lives, and said they will release more information in the coming days. Kevin Garcia was 41.

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New Book Chronicles the Anti-Genre That is Post-Rock

Music writer Jeanette Leech has a new book coming out chronicling the history of post-rock. Titled fearless.: The Making of Post-Rock, the book clocks in at 392 pages exploring “how the strands of post-rock entwined, frayed, and created one of the most diverse bodies of music ever to huddle under one name.” Interviews throughout the book include members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Tortoise, and Stereolab. Fearless is out June 6th through Jawbone Press.


-Taylor Wallace

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