Friday, November 26, 2004

No pigeon shortage on my sill.

Although Granfaloon Bus are no more, they were pretty wonderful. They started out in San Diego, California and ended up San Francisco, where they also ended the band. There are talks, or rumours of some sort of rebirth, but it seems unlikely.

Here's a quote that explains them a bit better than I ever could, from their label, Future Farmers:

A San Francisco journalist did her homework on Granfaloon Bus when she declared: "Few other bands can claim to have opened for Nirvana and toured Europe with Souled American, been compared to Guided by Voices and Sparklehorse, and put out six albums of wonderfully melancholic and captivating music and still keep a low profile."

Existing in that world of influence that feels a bit country, a bit folk, a bit rock and a bit something are Granfaloon Bus:

Granfaloon Bus - Some Kind of Other Love - REMOVED
Granfaloon Bus - Moans Enclosed - REMOVED
Granfaloon Bus - Heatwave Marchingband Soldier - REMOVED

You can buy their stuff at Future Farmers, direct from Granfaloon Bus or even Amazon.


Blogger Tuwa said...

I like these a lot. Definitely not run of the mill tracks.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's so much to love about the music of Granfaloon Bus, it's insane. You'd think it would end at some point but it doesn't. Dreamy musical shapes, a perfect mix of structure and whimsy, confounding and gut-socking lyrics, nameless moods.

Glitterhouse ( is another good place to get their music ('specially Rocket Noon, Sleeping Car, and Lucky Curtains). Lucky Curtains and Sleeping Car are my favorites, but I love them all. Their music is some of my very favorite stuff in the world, of all time. Thanks for putting up this page!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Diana said...


7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes they released some records that I am still listening to and though the bus is no more their albums seem to linger in bay area used bins. Robi Del Mar, steve daubenspeck's solo release after leaving the bus, also fits the Granfaloon playlist. It seems the other members are mostly entrenched in parenthood with the exception of Jeff Palmer who is in some musical outfits in LA, he was the drummer.

9:21 PM  

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