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Grizfolk Announce Debut Album 'Waking Up The Giants' and Headlining Tour

by Kenyatta D. Pious
Preparing to kick off 2016 with a bang, Grizfolk will release their highly anticipated full-length debut album, Waking Up The Giants [Virgin Records], on Friday January 8 through iTunes. The digital pre-order is now live, and allows fans an instant grat download of the single “Troublemaker” as well as the four tracks off the previously released EP From The Spark. Additionally, the band has launched a pre-order through their online store for an exclusive vinyl bundle of the debut album, signed by the band, which is available here: http://smarturl.it/GrizfolkShop.

In support of the album’s release, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles alternative rock band unveils dates for their 2016 winter headlining tour, beginning Thursday January 21 at Voodoo Room in San Diego, CA. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for fans who have signed up to the band’s mailing list:http://smarturl.it/RoadworthyList, and go onside to the public on Friday. This month, they’ll be touring across Canada with X Ambassadors before returning stateside for a string of radio shows in December.

“When we all met in a studio in Santa Monica in 2013, little did we know that we would be writing our debut full length album Waking Up the Giants,” said Grizfolk. ”Looking back and listening to the album now that it's completed, it truly is a journal of memories and emotions that we've gathered these past 2 years. We can only hope that you'll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Grizfolk are about to become your favorite new band. You might have seen them supporting Haim or Bastille, and they made their television debut earlier this year on the Late Show with David Letterman. They’ve got a bevy of festivals under their belts including Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Festival, Free Press Summer Festival, Boston Calling Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Experience, and more. In 2014, Grizfolk blasted on to the scene with their debut EP, From the Spark. Tastemaker Jason Bentley of KCRW proclaimed them one of his new favorite bands, and they appeared on “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Spotify pegged them as an “Artist to Watch” in 2014, while they scored placements on MTV’s Catfish, Finding Carter, and Generation Cryo as well as The CW’s The Originals and Hart of Dixie. They also penned the end title sequence for the DreamWorks film Mr. Peabody & Sherman.