Personally, I don’t like the post- prefix when it applies to music. What is it supposed to mean and/or represent? So Grenades are allegedly post-punk or post-hardcore, but will this somehow be a subliminal means of telling me what to expect from their music, or what to feel? I hope not.
What I am able to say is that this Seattle group have been playing for a little over three years and will be getting a chance to unleash their post-whatever style of music when Red Cobra releases their debut album on May 7th called Heaven Is Empty. The buzz generated from their demo lead to releasing a split 12″ with Mercy Ties, and now Grenades want to throw their moniker out to more people. You may listen to the first single from the album by heading to TheStranger.com but if you wish to hear more, or perhaps you may have missed their demo, no problem. You may listen to it below via Bandcamp (or click here if the player isn’t showing up.)