Brooklyn-based Griffin Robillard grabs handfuls of the polished pop of NYC with hints of the earnest charm from his midwest roots and hits the blend button. What emerges when the dust settles is a young, modern american storyteller.
Robillard’s musical paintbox is that of a snarky new wave arsonist that gleefully lit the Arcade on Fire while Springsteen was playing on the jukebox.
Love, politics, capitalism and death are all fair game for Robillard’s lyrical musings on his new EP Love Songs For Repressed People. The upcoming release finds Robillard in fine company with producer Walker Lukens and members of Bright Light Social Hour backing him up in the legendary Public Hi-Fi studios. These fixtures of the Austin scene add just enough Texas heat and humidity to elevate Robillard’s formulas on his follow up to Very Good Sense of Humor EP.
“There is no nervous rush in his music, instead there's a relaxed coolness. There are melodic tendencies that veer straight towards John Denver's heart, but lyrical themes that conjure the cool darkness of Nick Cave” -Paste
“Everything from a slow hip hop beat, to a symphony of synths and Robillard’s deep, slightly-creepy-but-inviting Bryan Ferry-ish voice.” -American Songwriter