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Ep. 132: Garrison w/ Joseph Grillo

This Was The Scene Podcast

1h 50min
This episode may contain explicit content.

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Garrison was a post-hardcore/punk band based in Boston, Massachusetts from 1996-2004. Ed McNamara and Joe Grillo shared lead vocal, guitar, and songwriting duties. Their sound was largely influenced by early post-hardcore, most notably Drive Like Jehu, and also incorporated components of post-punk, shoegaze, and emo. In their eight years, Garrison released two full-length albums, both on Revelation Records, as well as three EPs, two split EPs, and one early single released as a 7" vinyl record. After officially disbanding in 2004, members of Garrison went on to play with Pointillist, Instruction, Fires, The Fly Seville, Gay for Johnny Depp, Campaign for Real-Time, The Rise Park, Placer, and Kill Verona.

Thank you to Casey from Iodine Records for the intro. I got Joe on the Skype and this is what we chat about:

  • Rush Limbaugh
  • How he helped promote shows
  • Never being 100% satisfied with certain milestones
  • His thoughts about Revelation Records
  • Their song Come On Die Young
  • How the band ended
  • Releasing recorded tracks on Iodine Records
  • And a ton more

Check out his band Judas Knife and Her Head’s On Fire and follow iodine records to stay up to date when all the Garrison stuff is released.

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