It starts with energy. pure, raw, irreducible energy. Its source is undefined. its destination, unknown. But it is here, and you feel it now. An opportunity has presented itself. A chance to tap into something greater, something beyond comprehension yet engrained in consciousness. Intangible, yet palpable.
It flows like liquid, like electricity, like time. Continuous and effortless, it is both always moving and ever present.
Connecting the spirits among us. Conserving the beauty around us. Contesting the walls in front of us. We are Grim Slippers.
Will (guitar), Brennan (drums), and Eric (keyboard/trumpet) all grew up in Carlsbad, CA. During middle school, the trio formed a close friendship from their shared passion for music. During lunch breaks and after class, they would often listen to records from The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Soon, the three set-up a jam-space in Brennan's father's living room, and began practicing covers of their favorite songs such as "Roadhouse Blues" and "Hey Joe".
Throughout high school and college, the musical palette of the soon-to-be-slippers continuously expanded. During his junior year at Harvey Mudd College, Brennan lived in a room called "Subatomic," which provided the entire West Dorm with great music, at loud volumes, from approximately 10am until 4am. During this time, Eric was serving as a missionary in Recife, Brazil, where he discovered a new world in street performers, and Will was living in a single apartment in Long Beach, where he constantly wrote and composed.
After college, the three formed Grim Slippers, and almost immediately created their distinctly fresh, innovative sound. By combining elements of rock, funk, blues, and perhaps most notably, EDM, the three crafted songs that sound unlike any that exist today, and yet somehow feel familiar. Following in the footsteps of classic influences Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Doors, and modern inspirations Moon Hooch and Hiatus Kaiyote, Grim Slippers brush aside labels of genre and style to create space for music that is completely unique. In May 2016, they released their debut EP as a direct challenge to the boundaries of contemporary music. Take Notice.
Alternative, Rock, Funk