Grandma Mousey

Grandma Mousey: “When I’m Not There”

Ever since we first caught sight of them in 2022, we’ve continued to make room for Grandma Mousey in our wheelhouse, even after their initial nest expanded from three members to five. Yeah, Granny M’s grown on us so much over the past couple of years, that we don’t mind ratting on their talent again at all.

Because between endeavorous concert stage props, Apollo program-era influences spanning from psych and classic rock to jazz, a humble refusal to take themselves too seriously, and an ongoing obsession with grasshoppers in their song titles (see the previous point), this Austin indie rock lab experiment feels like an anthropomorphic version of Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, and Phooey, spacey tastes included. And coming off their third studio installment Couch Surfing from last October, they’ve stirred local show rodents into a modest following…at least enough to keep the Orkin man from shuttin’ ’em down.

Now, a half decade out of their hole, Grandma Mousey’s stickin’ their not-so-elderly indie rock whiskers into something that’s a little less Mothers of Inventions and a little more your grandma’s speed – Motown-inspired modern rock. And that’s on behalf of “When I’m Not There”, the lead single from Grandma Mousey’s upcoming EP Slime Community – out this Summer. Where Vanilla Fudge famously put a decelerated, painfully melodramatic twist on The Supremes, Grandma Mousey maintains the powerhouse harmonies, infectious hand claps, upbeat tempo, and major chord progressions of soul’s golden era, albeit into strange places of softly sweet, paradisal psychedelia thanks to some choice synth swells, liquid bass lines, and far out lead guitar.

In terms of Grandma Mousey’s gig next Friday at Anderson Mill Pub? We hope you’ll be there. To Grandmother’s mouse we go!

Grandma Mousey: “Freaky Face”

Among the many personality types out there, those whose favorite holiday is Halloween are the ones I prefer to keep close. So if you’re like me and want to get the most brimstone for your buck on October 31st (despite celebrating Halloween year-round), welcome Grandma Mousey into your nightmare. This indie rock trio’s been trickin’ ‘n’ treatin’ around Austin since 2019, their grab bag now filled to the brim with the sweetest morsels of jazz, psychedelia, prog, and more.

Coming off this Spooky Season, Grandma Mousey is set to play 10PM Friday night at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, along with openers p.s. feels, Lady Chops and the Goddamn Jam, and Bridey Murphy. And right in time for All Hallow’s Eve, Grandma Mousey’s given us an extra piece of shoegaze flair to help get into character for your costume. Just don’t come crying when you can’t take the “Freaky Face” off…

Grandma Mousey: “LOUDER”

With the popularity of acts like Greta Van Fleet, it’s pretty clear that people enjoy classic-style rock in the contemporary realm. But that doesn’t mean modern rockers need to double down on being derivative to get attention. Take for example Austin three-piece Grandma Mousey, who’ve patched a path between ’70s hard rock, ’90s alternative, and current flavors since spring of 2019. On top of their timeless style, Grandma Mousey keeps new fans of all ages from scurrying witheye-popping stage sets and an impressive balance of discipline and charisma. Grandma Mousey drops their EPWith Subtitles tomorrow and plays at the stroke of midnight tonight at Valhalla. Be sure to bring your earplugs because when GM plugs in it’s bound to get “LOUDER”!