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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Ben Gibbard, Great Grandpa, Dan Croll

Great Grandpa

Great Grandpa

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Each week the Monday Mix showcases three brand new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature a cover of a classic 90’s power-pop track, a Seattle-based alternative band, and a refreshingly bold jam.

Ben Gibbard – What You Do To Me

Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard pays homage to his favorite band and album: Teenage Fanclub’s 1991 release “Bandwagonesque.” Gibbard has covered the album in its entirety, resulting in pleasantly polished versions of the Scottish power-pop band’s songs like “What You Do To Me.” Here, Gibbard’s quaint vocal harmonies softly contrast with lo-fi guitars while staying true to the tune’s original structure. Ben Gibbard will be playing at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland on Nov. 18. 

Great Grandpa - Favorite Show

Seattle rockers Great Grandpa released their first full length album, “Plastic Cough,” last month. One of our favorite songs, “Favorite Show,” takes inspiration from 90s alternative rock and features noisy guitars that dissolve into dreamy textures. The chaotic energy is softened by Alex Menne’s sweet and spunky vocals.

Dan Croll - Away from Today

“Away from Today” comes from British multi-instrumentalist Dan Croll‘s newest album,“Emerging Adulthood.” The distinctive track includes tropical percussion, twinkling acoustic guitars, and bold brass breakouts that Croll blends together into clean, dynamic pop. Dan Croll is currently on tour and will be playing Doug Fir Lounge in Portland on Sep. 20.  

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