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Great Grandpa Hits Its Stride On 'Four Of Arrows'

We get it: You're a busy person. You've got the best of intentions, but you probably don't make it to every show you want to see. But that's okay! We've got you covered! Today we're bringing you a mini-concert from one of the most exciting emerging bands of the past few years.

Seattle's Great Grandpa made waves back in 2017 with its smirky rock sound on its debut album, Plastic Cough. But it's the group's new sophomore album, Four of Arrows, where you can hear Great Grandpa hitting its stride, maturing and imbuing its guitar-driven sound with a real sense of vulnerability, especially thanks to frontperson Alex Menne's heart-rending vocals.

Usually the band performs as a quintet, but today, you'll hear a four-piece version perform songs from Four of Arrows in a mini-concert recorded live in Philadelphia for WXPN's Indie Rock Hit Parade. Listen in the audio player above.

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She was also involved with Canada's highest music honors: hosting the Polaris Music Prize Gala from 2017 to 2019, as well as serving on the jury for both that award and the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.
Eric Schuman