February 6, 2010
Nana Grizol is composed of members of Defiance, Ohio, Elf Power, and from what I’ve heard, Neutral Milk Hotel. This sounds exactly like you’d expect from such a collaboration. Bright, optimistic but with an obvious punk influence. Main song writer Theo Hilton offers some beautiful and clever lyrics that are backed perfectly by intricate horn melodies. Take, for example, the ending lines of “Atoms”:
“And nothing ever does begin like nothing ever ends. Ask every atom in your body and they’ll surely tell you, ‘Friend, I am old as time and older still. And you are made of everything you love, you feel, or kill. I will outlive you, and forgive you, and be just a baby still.’”
This was one of my favorite releases from last year and really surprised me as I hadn’t heard their previous album. Anyway, if you’re at all a fan of music check this one out.