Alaskan three piece punk/emo band Granddad are teaming up with New Noise Magazine to bring forth their newest music video for “The One Bobby Starts.” The song is an upbeat and cacophonous song about the joy of being with best friends. Needless to say, it’s easy to hear Granddad’s passionate howls throughout the majority of “The One Bobby Starts.” The song centers around the lyric “This life is all you get, and it doesn’t even matter what you do with it” and serves as a reminder to make the best out of everything. The music video, directed by Ryan Syvertson, finds the band members frolicking about in the arctic spring of Alaska, showcasing that there is nothing better than the power of friendship (and using a Friends reference helps). “The One Bobby Starts” is off of no one gets it right.
Granddad are also announcing a summer tour to coincide with the music video, and from my knowledge, no, Granddad did not actually murder their bass player.
Granddad is a three-member punk ensemble based in Anchorage, Alaska. The emotionally provocative songs echo influences from late nineties emo and early 00’s pop punk. Singer Kellen Baker’s lyrics inhabit the sort of heartbreak that is common to the genre, but from a gay perspective.
The music itself contrasts the lyricism, embodying a powerfully upbeat, party-fueling persona. The band’s newer material evolves toward an increased focus on melodic guitar work while maintaining the same high energy songwriting. Granddad released their latest album, no one gets it right, in January 2017.
Granddad’s live performances find the band sweating, screaming, and standing on any object on or off the stage that looks reasonably sturdy. Danceable drums, heavy guitar work, and catchy melodies combine to form an infectiously inspirational atmosphere that will have audiences dancing, drinking, and making out with all their friends.