May 18, 2015

Flagpole Premieres: Grand Vapids, 'Adequate' Video


Photo Credit: Jason Thrasher

Athens-based alt-rock band Grand Vapids has quickly established itself as a force on the local scene, gigging tirelessly and releasing a fantastic debut LP, Guarantees, earlier this year (Flagpole review).

Today, we're pleased to premiere a video for the album's lead single, the thunderous "Adequate."

Says guitarist Austin Harris of the clip, directed by Patrick Morales (The Viking Progress, Bronze Brain):

Patrick came up with the concept and really produced and shot this. The idea was to create these paper mache heads in suits that chase this character around from first-person POV only to reveal at the end that he's been changed into the very thing that he was running from. It's a nightmare of sorts. It was a lot fun to do and was shot completely in one take as Patrick ran around with his cell phone all over his farm shouting direction to everyone.

Also: In case you missed it, Grand Vapids is nominated for two Flagpole Athens Music Awards, in the Rock and Album of the Year categories. Click here to vote.

Grand Vapids sets off on an East Coast tour this week. Dates below:

5/21 Atlanta, GA: Mammal Gallery w/ Battle Ave and Semicircle
5/22 Savannah, GA: SCAD Control Room
5/23 Columbia, SC: The New Brookland Tavern w/ Release the Dog
5/24 Charleston, SC: The Royal American w/ Johnny Delaware
5/25 Raleigh, NC: Nice Price Books and Records w/ SMLH and Domestic Heathen
5/26 Washington, DC: The Pinch w/ Stronger Sex
5/29 Philadelphia, PA: Spruce Caboose
5/30 Annapolis, MD: Metropolitan w/ Lovebug Junkies and Community Center
6/4 NYC: Cake Shop
6/5 NYC: Shea Stadium w/ Wilder Maker and Rokenri
6/8 Charlottesville, VA: The Garage
6/19 Athens, GA: Caledonia Lounge w/ White Laces, Oak House, Mothers