It’s a supergroup of geeks. With their 2008 debut, The Grammar Club started a new era of collaboration among bit-pop, nerdcore artists. With the backbone of the group being Shael Riley and Beefy, I knew I was in for something unique. When I began listening to it, my mind was instantly blown. The album begins with one of the best opening tracks I had heard in years, Balloon Flight.
It sounds like a live recording in an empty hall, which sadly isn’t uncommon for a lot of our nerdcore heroes. But moments later in explodes in to a positive and fun album of upbeat and energetic audible fun. It just makes you feel good. And the album goes on to make you laugh, smile, and even feel painfully serious or sorrow filled with more tracks like My Gayest Shirt or Alternate Ending. The song Bank Holiday holds special meaning to me because of my childhood – and I’m guessing the childhood of virtually everyone who is going to listen to this album. It’s about a professional wrestler, making the circuit, trying to make a living working nearly every day of his life, barely scraping by. You may remember a similar plot from the 2008 movie The Wrestler with Micky Rourke.
Best of all for you, Bremelanotide is a free album. Not only that, but the Grammar Club has since put out a second album, MC Horse Rides Again. Both albums are free, and both are available at TheGrammarClub.com – you can easily find the album I talk about here on the Bremelanotide section of the site. Just click on Media to begin the download.
And for those who must know where the name of the album comes from, Bremelanotide was a drug that was being developed to enhance sex but was stopped in 2008. I’m guessing the folks in The Grammar Club were hoping to work as a nice substitute!