Exclusive: Listen to “Bar Fly” from Gruntruck’s Forthcoming Album of Found Recordings
The career of Seattle grunge pioneers Gruntruck was a rocky ride, marked by legal battles with their label, Roadrunner Records, frequent member swaps and, of course, the tragic death of vocalist/guitarist Ben McMillan in 2008. The band has now been inactive for 15 years after a successful comeback in the early ’00s.
Gruntruck fans now have reason to celebrate: the band will be releasing their long-lost third album on October 13th via Found Recordings.
The album was recorded in multiple Seattle-area studios between 1997 and 2002 with legendary producer Jack Endino (who produced their previous two full-lengths and an EP) and Martin Feveyear, but its release was delayed due to McMillan’s deteriorating health from diabetes and never saw the light of day. The finished album languished in the vaults until 2016, when Endino mentioned its existence to Found Recordings head, Scott Blum, who enthusiastically embarked on a journey with the band to bring the album to the world. And now they will be bringing it to you. The band is planning shows for later in the year in honor of Ben McMillan.
Below, check out a brand new track from the album called “Bar Fly,” along with a video featuring found footage filmed by Thomas Ensign and edited by Gary Lundgren.
Gruntruck comes out on October 13th and can be ordered via Found Recordings.