Hear It! Jam of the Week: The City Grimm

Two Evansville artists joined forces to make a no-wave, experimental rock band.

Jeremiah Daniels and Nick Henning formed The City Grimm in 2010, and have been making moves ever since.

Over the past few years, The City Grimm has been touring semi-locally while also performing shows at PG, a local Franklin Street venue. As of now, the band is looking forward to a west coast tour and a new album that is “easily accessible” to the masses.

“There’s going to be a little more psychedelic influence but still our style” Daniels said. “At some point between Jan. and Feb., we’ll be in the studio.”

This untitled album stands different from their previous release.

“We’re going to do a little bit more of a user friendly approach,” Henning said. “It’s a little bit easier to sit down and actually listen to.”

This is probably going to be an album sent out to labels, he said.

The City Grimm’s sophomore release stands different because it’s for the masses. Their first album was more for them, two best friends, playing music for themselves (but also for others.) But this album is more inviting with more groove.

“This one will be more friendly to people who’ve never heard us, so that way if they like the new album then they’ll check out our first album,” Henning said. “This one is for mass consumption.”

Along with a more user friendly approach, The City Grimm brings new instruments to this album.

“We’re taking a lot more care into what gear we use,” Henning said. “We’ve got a little bit more flexibility equipment-wise.”

The release date is unknown at this point.

The City Grimm is also preparing for a West Coast/ Pacific Northwest tour in April. The guys will base out of Los Angeles when not on the road, but will tour California, Washington and other surrounding areas.

When the band isn’t playing shows, they’ll be filming videos and doing appearances for sessions like Nervous Energies, weekly online video series run by rock photographer, Ryan Russell based out of Seattle. Russell is also The City Grimm’s photographer.

“This is a big deal,” said Daniels.

Look out for more from this dynamic local group! 

Check out their music on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.