Derek Grant is an iconic drummer in the punk rock world. He has been the man behind the kit for Alkaline Trio since 2001 and has also played in The Vandals and The Suicide Machines. In addition, he has even filled in on guitar for Face To Face and The Gaslight Anthem. His debut album Breakdown will be released on January 20, 2015.
With hints of haunting rock, dashes of Americana, and a trace of ’80s New Wave, Grant has created one of the most diverse albums to come out of the underground music scene in quite some time. From uncertainty (“Waiting For The End of The World”) to depression (“Love Is A Bad Dream”) to temptation (“Lucy”), to substance abuse (“You Don’t Know”), he wears his heart on his sleeve. Breakdown ultimately documents his divorce as it unfolds.