Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra Released Today
Oh great goosh, my grown-up children!!! Grrrandma is now ready to take his full epicentral flight to bring you the happy nothing messages of Piddletractor!!! Today is the day of existential mothersnakes and pigsmilk candycanes!!! Enjoy these magic words from your stereo turds! Eeee hee hee!
Today marks the release of the very special, truly one-of-a-kind Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra (SB004), the new album from Grandma Sparrow (Joe Westerlund of Megafaun, GAYNGS). This record is Spacebomb’s second full-length release since Matthew E. White‘s Big Inner and Westerlund’s first as Grandma, and it’s already being received with critical acclaim. The two sides of Piddletractor flow seamlessly with elements of audio collage, absurdist humor, and orchestrated grooves, the product of Westerlund’s mind and the large cast of Spacebomb musicians all from Richmond, Virginia. It couldn’t have come from another man, or another label. Take a trip with us.
“Mind-blowing” (9 out of 10) — SPIN
“Album of the month times ten!” — Bizarre Magazine
“Beautiful, delirious… It’s got the strange, multi-layered harmonies of the Beatles circa Magical Mystery Tour, the symphonic sweep of Van Dyke Parks, the oddball instrumentation of Brian Wilson at his most wigged-out.” — Wondering Sound
“Gloriously freaky…super-fun…This playdate is some trippy, deep shit.” — Village Voice
“Brilliantly realized…a surreal, train-wreck masterpiece” — Style Weekly
“A sonic playground” — Indy Week
“Wonderfully brilliant” — All Around Sound
“A fun, original and marvelous record” — The Daily Tarheel
“Pop weirdness” — Minneapolis Star Tribune