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  John Grant

   Queen of Denmark


Queen of Denmark


Denver, Colorado's John Grant is as talented as he is cynical. 'We just had so much hatred for each other that we couldn't carry on,' says Grant of his relationship with his former band members in The Czars. Vitriol like that can go one of only two ways, and for a while, it looked like it wasn't going to end well for Grant. 'I spent about a year thinking I must kill myself.' But in the end, that vitriol ended up as artistic fuel --thanks to acclaimed Texas rockers Midlake. The band befriended Grant and invited him into their studio, acting as his backing band, where they recorded and produced Queen of Denmark, his solo debut. 'What those guys did for me, I can't thank them enough.'

Recalling the halcyon days of 70s AM gold, Queen of Denmark is partly the product of a pension for his parents' 8-tracks. 'They had Supertramp, John Denver, Journey and Abba,' says Grant, though his own music leans more toward Harry Nilsson, Scott Walker and Randy Newman. His personal tastes aside, what's for sure is that his is a significant new songwriting voice. Bubbling with lyrical frankness and still-raw emotional wounds, you'll find Queen of Denmark's melodies soothing at the same time its lyrics burrow down to that one remaining exposed nerve - bending and plucking it like an E string.

ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: April 6, 2010   on Bella Union


   

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TRACK LISTING


1. TC and Honeybear
2. Mars
3. Where Dreams Go To Die
4. Sigourney Weaver
5. Chicken Bones
6. Silver Platter Club
7. It's Easier
8. Outer Space
9. Jesus Hates Faggots
10. Caramel
11. Leopard and Lamb
12. Queen of Denmark

 UPCOMING TOUR DATES

 May 
 11 
Washington, DC, US
Elbow with John Grant at 9:30 Club
 May 
 12 
Boston, MA, US
Elbow with John Grant at Royale
 May 
 16 
New York, NY, US
Elbow with John Grant at Webster Hall
 May 
 17 
Toronto, ON, Canada
Elbow with John Grant at Danforth Music Hall
 May 
 19 
Chicago, IL, US
Elbow with John Grant at House of Blues
 May 
 23 
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Elbow with John Grant at Commodore Ballroom
 May 
 24 
Portland, OR, US
Elbow with John Grant at Wonder Ballroom
 May 
 27 
Oakland, CA, US
Elbow with John Grant at Fox Theater
 May 
 28 
Los Angeles, CA, US
Elbow with John Grant at The Wiltern
 May 
 29 
Barcelona, Spain
Primavera Sound Festival 2014
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