Trey Gruber
Herculean House of Cards
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A tortured songwriter and struggling addict who jolted the tired Chicago DIY scene with his own brand of primal despair, Trey Gruber and his band Parent were on track to join the ranks of Twin Peaks, Mild High Club, and Whitney. His death in 2017 at the age of 26 brought it all to a halt. In his final years Trey wrote and recorded hundreds of previously unheard demos, dandelions in the cracked concrete of 21st century disconnect, an alphabet’s worth of which have been compiled by his family and friends for his only album: Herculean House Of Cards.
Herculean House of Cards - out 6/28.

For more information on Trey and his story, visit his website here.
"Last July"

Sometime in the fall of 2015 at his Humboldt Park apartment, Gruber recorded the haunting demo “Last July” on his Tascam 424 Portastudio. His cousin Garret Knisely recalls, “I sat on his bed that night after he got off work and watched while he did nearly 20 takes on his cheap Memphis bass that he had just bought. We didn’t get to bed until like 3am.” On the song, he reflects about the dissolve of a tumultuous relationship. Singing with clarity that some time and sobriety had afforded him “It’s true, the more we tried/The more we fell apart / You and I, girl, were just doomed/ Doomed/ From the start".
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TRACK LIST

Trey Gruber Eisenhower to the West Side
Trey Gruber Do You Feel Fine?
Trey Gruber Guillotine
Trey Gruber Same
Trey Gruber Money's Ran Off
Trey Gruber Pray to Christ in Heaven
Trey Gruber No Man for No Home
Trey Gruber Last July
Trey Gruber Sister Say
Trey Gruber Dirt
Trey Gruber I Tried
Trey Gruber Summer City
Trey Gruber Jess
Trey Gruber Stay in Line
Trey Gruber Get Your Fix
Trey Gruber On Fear
Trey Gruber Momma's Way
Trey Gruber Herculean House of Cards
Trey Gruber The Leaving
Trey Gruber In Between - Live
Trey Gruber Ain't Nobody's Fault - Live
Trey Gruber Fool's Gold - Live
Trey Gruber Even Jesus Christ Had Died - Live
Trey Gruber Eisenhower to the West Side (Ballad Reprise) - Live
Trey Gruber Hammer Out the Edges
A tortured songwriter and struggling addict who jolted the tired Chicago DIY scene with his own brand of primal despair, Trey Gruber and his band Parent were on track to join the ranks of Twin Peaks, Mild High Club, and Whitney. His death in 2017 at the age of 26 brought it all to a halt. In his final years Trey wrote and recorded hundreds of previously unheard demos, dandelions in the cracked concrete of 21st century disconnect, an alphabet’s worth of which have been compiled by his family and friends for his only album: Herculean House Of Cards.
Herculean House of Cards - out 6/28.

For more information on Trey and his story, visit his website here.
"Last July"

Sometime in the fall of 2015 at his Humboldt Park apartment, Gruber recorded the haunting demo “Last July” on his Tascam 424 Portastudio. His cousin Garret Knisely recalls, “I sat on his bed that night after he got off work and watched while he did nearly 20 takes on his cheap Memphis bass that he had just bought. We didn’t get to bed until like 3am.” On the song, he reflects about the dissolve of a tumultuous relationship. Singing with clarity that some time and sobriety had afforded him “It’s true, the more we tried/The more we fell apart / You and I, girl, were just doomed/ Doomed/ From the start".

TRACK LIST

Trey Gruber Eisenhower to the West Side
Trey Gruber Do You Feel Fine?
Trey Gruber Guillotine
Trey Gruber Same
Trey Gruber Money's Ran Off
Trey Gruber Pray to Christ in Heaven
Trey Gruber No Man for No Home
Trey Gruber Last July
Trey Gruber Sister Say
Trey Gruber Dirt
Trey Gruber I Tried
Trey Gruber Summer City
Trey Gruber Jess
Trey Gruber Stay in Line
Trey Gruber Get Your Fix
Trey Gruber On Fear
Trey Gruber Momma's Way
Trey Gruber Herculean House of Cards
Trey Gruber The Leaving
Trey Gruber In Between - Live
Trey Gruber Ain't Nobody's Fault - Live
Trey Gruber Fool's Gold - Live
Trey Gruber Even Jesus Christ Had Died - Live
Trey Gruber Eisenhower to the West Side (Ballad Reprise) - Live
Trey Gruber Hammer Out the Edges
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