Sub Tropicana Punk!

David “Moose” Adamson, AKA Grampall Jookabox, took me by surprise the other day when I clicked on his suggestively-titled song Girl Aint Preggers that I discovered while browsing My Old Kentucky Blog. With elements of my favourite fab singer of TeenWolf/Brand New Math fame, Bradley Artesque Fajita, and incorporating Animal Collective-esque poly rhythms, and vocal harmonies that remind me of TV On The Radio or Polka Dot Dot Dot, Adamson’s voice is sweetly reminiscent of old time jazz and blues greats.

Grampall Jookabox is like a fantastical, other worldly creature you can’t wait to meet.

With the perfect blend of jilting punk, spoken-word, laughter, howling choruses, jazz-scatting, jingle bell-tambourines, and dirty delta blues-rap, standout track The Steamboat Gothic Stomp flaunts creepy synchronised Brand New Math-esque vocal lines accentuated by crazy percussion with complete disregard for convention. He’s my new favourite find and all of his songs are diverse and exciting.

Adamson is also ever-so deserving of his most recent news: Asthmatic Kitty and Indianapolis-based label Joyful Noise Recordings have announced they will be releasing Grampall Jookabox’s second album, Ropechain on November 4th. One album I can’t wait to hear, going by the tracks I’ve heard so far! The below songs are taken from his Rill Bruh digital EP that was given away for free on

Grampall Jookabox – The Girl Ain’t Preggers: MP3
Grampall Jookabox – That Steamboat Gothic Stomp: MP3
Grampall Jookabox – Myspace

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