From Central New Jersey The Grip Weeds are a psychedelic power-pop quartet featuring brothers Kurt and Rick Reil (on drums and guitar), Kristin Pinell (guitar) and Michael Kelly (bass). Vintage recording buffs, the band’s 60’s retro sounds never sound tired and if you dig the more power-pop leanings of the Golden Era of Nuggets, then this band should be your next crush. Their new album, the double Strange Change Machine is on Rainbow Quartz records, the band have the nerve to take on Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me” and succeed. The originals provide one manic pop thrill after another and brings to mind the tight pop of The Smithereens, The Seeds, The Grass Roots and The Zombies.
Here’s a couple songs that show off the band’s strength.