Philadelphia's Grandchildren combine their love of '60s psychedelia with modern indie rock and electronic flourishes. They initially gained attention for 2010's Everlasting and have continued to gain sonic maturity, as evidenced by 2015's Zuni.
Originally just the solo project of singer/songwriter Aleks Martray, Grandchildren came together around 2008, and eventually grew into a larger ensemble. They released their debut album, Everlasting, in 2010. In 2013, Grandchildren returned with their sophomore album, Golden Age, which featured the multi-instrumentalist lineup of Martray, Russell Brodie, Adam Katz, Tristan Palazzolo, Roman Salcic, and John Vogel. In the summer of 2015, they released their third long-player, Zuni, as a five-piece without Palazzolo. The album explored a darker subconscious with introspective lyrics on top of their exuberant, experimental brand of orchestral indie electro-psych pop. In 2017, vocalist Shari Bolar joined the band. She was on board for 2019's eponymously titled Grandchildren. ~ Matt Collar & Marcy Donelson