David Mead just released his first new solo album in 8 years(!) called COBRA PUMPS. Although he's remained busy with projects like Elle Macho, his collaboration with Butterfly Boucher and Lindsay Jamieson, and Davey Ukelele & The Gag Time Gang, a supergroup masquerading as a merry kids band (in addition to Mead, the lineup includes Swan Dive's Bill DeMain, Brother Henry's David Henry and The Mavericks' Paul Deakin), there's nothing like the catchy pop-rock and mature songwriting of his solo records. According to David - "When it came time to figure how to release COBRA PUMPS, I needed money and, out of habit, approached a few different music business people for help. After a few slightly bizarre meetings in which algorithmically-induced metrics and social media compliance were discussed with a ferocity once reserved for killer hooks and Led Zeppelin, I deduced that I simply don't fit into the industry anymore, if I ever did. It now requires very different skill sets than the ones I have spent my life attempting to master. And that is OK with me..." Mead needn't worry. His new album is packed with great lyrics, melodies and hooks. It's vintage David Mead. We're excited to welcome David back to Grimey's to play his new songs on our new stage! It's been too long so I hope you'll join us in welcoming David Mead back.