Granian (aka Garen Gueyikian)
New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Garen Gueyikian, who goes under the moniker Granian, has just released My Voice, a full band limited edition EP that showcases his emotive songwriting and is a clear indication of an artist coming into his own. Granian's trademark percussive guitar and signature growl have led to such accolades as being named Spin Magazine's Best Unsigned Artist, and his three releases to date have sold over 25,000 copies. With My Voice, Granian is simply telling the world that with his own voice and his own hands he has the ability to create and deliver music, music that is only confined by the boundaries of his own imagination.
Granian grew up in New Jersey listening to bands such as Live, Guster, Pearl Jam and Toad the Wet Sprocket. He taught himself how to play the guitar by picking up on the styles of these bands, resulting in the aggressive guitar and vocal style he has become known for.
Both with his band and as a solo artist, Granian tours extensively throughout the country. He is currently in the studio recording his fourth record, which will be released this September. This EP is a limited edition preview of five songs from the forthcoming album.» listen to samples or buy 'My Voice' (CD Baby)
» visit Granian's official website