Monday, December 7, 2009

GREENLAND IS MELTING Joins Paper + Plastick and Gives Away New Album for FREE

“Unlike so many other bands with punk roots and insurgent-country ambitions, GIM actually sounds like they came up with their stuff - hell, recorded it - while sitting around a dilapidated front porch as the hot-ass humid summer daytime gave way to the hot-ass humid summer nighttime. Seriously, it's awesome.”
- REAX Magazine

Our Hearts are Gold, Our Grass is Blue Vinyl Due Early 2010

Gainesville, FL – PAPER + PLASTICK is proud to announce the addition of Gainesville’s folk/bluegrass trio GREENLAND IS MELTING to its growing roster. With the band’s P+P debut set for release on vinyl early next year, the label is giving away the new album Our Hearts are Gold, Our Grass is Blue for free here:

“We are super stoked and honored to be joining the Paper + Plastick roster,” says banjo player Karl Seltzer. Though the bands sound is more akin to The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and Langhorne Slim, they are punks at heart. “Being from Gainesville, it's hard to not be influenced by the punk music that started here (Against Me!, Hot Water Music) and I would definitely say that our music has a bit of a punk shine to it. Also, P+P has Coffee Project, who are some of the best dudes I know, and they have a heavy folk side to their music as well, so, we're not alone.”

The band formed in early 2007 with Seltzer (banjo), Shaun Pereira (acoustic guitar), Will Dueease (upright bass, suitcase kick drum) all sharing vocal duties. After self-releasing a full length in 2008, the band embarked on a number of regional tours and shared the stage with bands such as Look Mexico and Coffee Project before settling down to record Our Hearts are Gold. Greenland Is Melting recorded the album in their hometown of Gainesville, FL at Goldentone Studios with Rob McGregor (Against Me!, Hot Water Music, Whiskey and Co.). The band is playing a number of Southeast shows this winter before they hit the road early next year to melt more hearts and snow.

Tour dates are as follow:

Dec 11 – Gainesville, FL @ Durty Nelly’s
Dec 30 – Orlando, FL @ Stardust
Dec 31 – Tallahassee, FL @ Coolifornia
Jan 2 – Valdosta, GA @ Blue Pub
Jan 3 – Gainesville, FL @ Heck Yeah House
May 14 – Wilmington, NC @ Rad Fest
May 15 – Wilmington, NC @ Rad Fest

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