Monday, February 10, 2014

The Grecian Urns announce reunion show, re-release debut LP

The BOTB-winning folk-pop outfit return for a show in May.

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

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It's been a long time since we've heard from The Grecian Urns. The beloved folk-pop outfit always had a sporadic performance schedule thanks to school schedules, but they ended a nearly five-year run in December of 2010 with an official farewell show at New World Brewery, leaving behind one of the best albums Tampa Bay has ever produced, LOVEDREAM, and spawning a couple acts featuring former Urns members and similarly sunny sounds (The Sun Society, The Happiness Machine).

It's time to get nostalgic as the stars have aligned for a one-off reunion show at the Local 662 in St. Petersburg this May.

UPDATE: This show is now happening at Green Bench Brewing Co., located at 1133 Baum Avenue North in St. Pete. There is no cover.

"About once every few months since breaking up, the Urns start talking about getting back together for a reunion show. But there's always been obstacles," frontman Bryce McGuire told CL. "I think something finally just snapped. We said, 'Screw it. We're going to do this no matter what.'"

Response on social media has been predictably positive — the Urns were BOTB winners for "Best Folk/Pop" in 2010 — but the show announcement got even sweeter when St. Pete-based boutique record label Viva La Records announced the limited edition cassette re-release of the Urns' sole full-length, LOVEDREAM. A limited number will be available at the show and any leftovers distributed via Viva's online storefront.

The Grecian Urns converge on The Local 662 (662 Central Ave., downtown St. Petersburg) Green Bench Brewing Co. (1133 Baum Avenue North in downtown St. Pete) on Sat. May 31, with warm-up support from St. Pete's own Alexander & The Grapes. There is no cover. More info on the show is available on Facebook.

Read Leilani's August 2010 feature on The Grecian Urns here, and watch the video for LOVEDREAM's title track below.

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