Sneak Peak:: The Warped 45s Grampa Carl

With a blue collar work ethic and pride born from small town Ontario roots, the Torontonian based road warriors The Warped 45s are back with a follow up to their smash debut, 10 Day Poem to Saskatchewan, and we’re happy to give y’all a sneak peak.


Matador Sunset isn’t out until May 31st on Pheromone Recordings, but the band is getting ready to road test new songs that took shape on long drives through remote areas of Northern Ontario, so it’s the perfect time to launch the lead single. The boys were deeply impacted by abandoned towns and businesses that told a story even as they were left to rust, but “Grampa Carl” uses a muscular riff as the backdrop for a gripping story of a prohibition rum runner. The four-and-half minute jam suits the tale nicely, but when the quintet cranks up the guitars and smashes the cymbals, you realize the sound they introduce on Grampa Carl could only be refined on countless stages and will undoubtedly define their live sets.


We’ll have some more exciting stuff from The Warped 45s closer to the release date, but “Grampa Carl” shows why the band is often compared to the Canadian institution that is The Band and is often called the Canadian Drive-By Truckers.

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MP3:: The Warped 45s - Grampa Carl




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