Grapes of Wrath are a new wave combo from the Vancouver, B.C. area with post-punk leanings that recorded for the seminal Nettwerk Records label (Skinny Puppy!). By the time of this Brave New Waves Session (1988) they had curved into a strumming-paisley sound.
On one of the earliest Brave New Waves sessions, The Grapes of Wrath performed cuts from their then-new Treehouse album, adding cover versions to kick things off in Studio 13, Montreal. A few years later, they would be invited once again to do an acoustic set, this time in promotion of the 1991 album These Days. This Artoffact Records release contains the original, 1988 session in full.
Further information about Grapes of Wrath Brave New Waves Session LP:
Never before released commercially
Originally recorded in 1988, in CBC Studio 13, Montreal
Classic Treehouse tour line-up: Chris Hooper, Tom Hooper, Kevin Kane and Vincent Jones (Vincent Jones regularly tours with Sarah McLaughlin, David Gahan, and Morrissey).
Curated by Kevin Komoda (Rational Youth)
Brave New Waves was a Canadian radio program which aired on CBC Stereo, later known as CBC Radio 2, from 1984 to 2007. Airing overnight five nights a week, the show profiled alternative and independent music and culture, including film, comics, literature and art. The show was once described by longtime host Brent Bambury as "explaining fringe culture to a comfortable mainstream audience," and by his successor Patti Schmidt as "invented with an idea of what John Peel's show was, but without ever having heard it."