[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Griswolds & Urban Cone @ The Toubadour 6/30

If you have ever seen The Griswolds live then you know that the EP above doesn’t do them justice. These Australians bring a damn rocking party. And they are bringing it to Los Angeles tomorrow night with Urban Cone. The show is sold out but we have a pair of tickets to giveaway!


  1. Post about the show on Facebook and/or Instagram (double your chances!)
  2. In the post, name which Griswolds song you most want to hear live.
  3. Make sure to tag @thegriswolds and @theburningear.

The winner will be chosen and notified Tuesday June 30th at 12pm.

The Griswolds – “Beware the Dog”

The Griswolds were one of my top live bands (and RV breakfast guests) from SXSW and they are finally following up their killer Heart of A Lion EP. “Beware The Dog” is just the right kind of sing-along tropical indie pop that I want to bathe in all Summer. Keep ’em coming!

[SXSW INTERVIEW] Strange Talk & The Griswolds tried to annex my RV for Australia

Please forgive the guys in Strange Talk and The Griswolds for being awesome. Its probably not their fault. Gotta be something to with the ozone or something down under. Luckily for us I got to cram all 9 members of both bands into the RV at SXSW for a bit of political debate and a few gardening tips.

Strange Talk’s awesome album Cast Away is out on April 29th.

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SXSW Recap – March 11 & 12

[tps_header] SXSW has been too crazy to give you guys a proper recap but here are the highlights from The Burning Ear Instagram from the first 2 days. I’ve partnered with the awesome guys at California Limited and been down here cooking up some really cool stuff for you guys. I caught some great shows and had some awesome breakfasts. Stay tuned for the full interviews coming soon and make sure you are following The Burning Ear on Instagram for all the action!


Tuesday – 3/11

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[MP3] The Griswolds – “Heart of a Lion” & “Mississippi”

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♫ The Griswolds – Heart of a Lion

  • Who: 5 Aussies.
  • What: Off kilter rock jams, like Generationals, Hooded Fang, Regurgitator
  • Where: Sydney, Australia + Facebook
  • When: Debut EP due in August.
  • Why: The video for “Heart of A Lion” involves lots of color, dancing, and handclaps. I’d say that’s spot on for The Griswolds, the band currently forcing my limbs to move even as I struggle to whack this text out on my keyboard. These guys are fun in a bottle. Big “ooh, oohs”, a relentless rhythm section, and then that little tender part at 1:45 where you recompose yourself before building up to the rock-outro (new word!).

♫ The Griswolds – Mississippi

And then there is “Mississippi” which turns up the grooves and harmonies for maximum summer playlist compatibility. More songs please!