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Australian indie rock band the Griswolds became an overnight sensation in their homeland with their catchy tunes, laid-back style, and party-hearty philosophy. Named after Chevy Chase's hapless family in the Vacation movies, the Griswolds were formed in 2012 by singer Christopher Whitehall, guitarist Daniel Duque-Perez, bassist Tim John, drummer Chris Riley, and keyboardist Lachlan West. The group came together after Whitehall and Duque-Perez began working up song ideas together, and one sounded good enough that they thought it deserved a band to play and record it. They had already begun work on their debut EP when they came up with the name the Griswolds, so when they finished recording the song "Mississippi," they wasted no time posting it online. The song was promptly embraced by music bloggers. Radio soon followed, and Australian radio powerhouse Triple J put "Mississippi" into regular rotation; it would become their most played song of 2012. After their debut EP, Heart of a Lion, climbed the Australian charts, the Griswolds proved they had the live show to back up their skills in the studio, playing memorable sets at the Big Day Out, Parklife, and Homebake festivals, and making their first forays into Europe. In May 2013, the Griswolds made their American debut with a show in Brooklyn, New York, and they were signed by Wind-Up Records, which issued the EP in the United States as "Mississippi" made its way onto the college radio charts. In early 2014, the Griswolds went into the studio with producer Tony Hoffer to start work on their first full-length album. Be Impressive arrived in August 2014 and cracked the Billboard 200. Led by the stadium-ready single "Out of My Head," their second LP, also titled Out of My Head, was produced by Grammy winner Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Pet Shop Boys) and released in the summer of 2016. ~ Mark Deming
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Albums by
The Griswolds

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    7 songs

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    Acoustic [Acoustic]

    4 songs

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    Heart of a Lion

    11 songs

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    Be Impressive

    11 songs

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    Be Impressive

    1 song

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    Out of My Head

    1 song

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    Out of My Head

    1 song

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    Aurora Borealis (Luca Lush Remix)

    1 song

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    Right on Track (Win & Woo Remix)

    1 song

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    If You Wanna Stay (The Rooftop Boys Remix)

    1 song

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    Beware the Dog (Autograf Remix)

    1 song

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    Mississippi (Magic Man Remix)

    1 song

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    Heart of a Lion

    1 song

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    Live This Nightmare (feat. NGHTMRE)

    1 song

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    Right On Track

    1 song

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    Down and Out

    1 song

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    Beware the Dog


Top Songs by
The Griswolds

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Beware the Dog
  3.   Out of My Head
  4.   If You Wanna Stay
  5.   Heart of a Lion
  6.   Red Tuxedo
  7.   16 Years
  8.   The Courtship of Summer Preasley
  9.   Thread the Needle
  10.   Aurora Borealis
  11.   Not Ready Anymore
  12.   America
  13.   Right on Track
  14.   Down and Out
  15.   Mississippi
  16.   Be Impressive
  17.   Live This Nightmare
  18.   Anna Sun
  19.   Doses and Mimosas
  20.   Riptide

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