Music

Mike Gruwell’s Discography

DFL “MOVEMENT”

Originally an 8-song cassette from your favorite Eastside Hardcore punk bank from Kirkland WA. Recorded at Reciprocal Recording Studios by Jack Endino on Sept. 12, 1988. The original reel tape was found in 2023 and this version has been completely remixed and remastered by Endino. CDs and vinyl in the works, as well as 4 previously unreleased songs coming soon on a follow-up EP!
High school straight edge melodic punk rock with an updated Jack Endino mix!
Joel Ross Vocals, Dan Johnson Guitar, Brent Anderson Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums
1. Movement
2. Stop
3. Plain Drunk
4. Seeking The Truth
5. No Worries
6. Caffeine Addict
7. Youth
8. No Pain No Gain

The McMansions

The McMansions are releasing a 4-song blitz to cement the band’s new lineup for 2024. Two of those songs are out now on Soundcloud at the links below.
Recorded 2024 at Monster Zero Studio & GTown Studio.
Mixed & Mastered by Jairo Muñoz (who also added some lead guitar).
The McMansions are Dan Messenger vocals/guitar, Greg Oler lead guitar, Kevin DeVoll bass, Mike Gruwell drums.

Red Hot Empty “Crankshaft Sensor”

Crankshaft Sensor, by Red Hot Empty, focuses on the struggles with schizophrenia.
Recorded 2024 at GTown Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Ben Barron & Mike Gruwell
Red Hot Empty is Ben Barron guitar/vocals, Sara Elliott vocals, Larry Hogan bass, Mike Gruwell drums

Red Hot Empty “prolegomenon”

Red Hot Empty’s first-ever live show in 2022 was captured by Analog Revolution. This live album, prolegomenon, features 8 unreleased songs. Additionally, this live recording is on the B-Side of the Corridors 12″ vinyl.
Recorded 2022 in Ellijay, GA, at Glimer Arts Playhouse.
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Analog Revolution
Red Hot Empty is Ben Barron guitar/vocals, Sara Elliott vocals, Larry Hogan bass, Mike Gruwell drums

Red Hot Empty “Peckish”

Red Hot Empty’s first release for 2024 hits hard with Peckish.
Recorded 2024 at GTown Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Ben Barron & Mike Gruwell
Red Hot Empty is Ben Barron guitar/vocals, Sara Elliott vocals, Larry Hogan bass, Mike Gruwell drums

Mike Gruwell “By The Numbers”

A collection of drum beats, grooves and instrumentals by Mike Gruwell. By The Numbers is the follow-up solo album to That GTown Sound.
11 rhythm-focused tracks punctuated by moody trumpet, bass and piano melodies interweaved with groovy drum breaks.
Recorded 2023 at GTown Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Jack Endino
All music written, played and recorded by Mike Gruwell
Blog on the album creation at this link

Mike Gruwell “5”

5 comes ahead of a new album by Mike Gruwell, By The Numbers.
Featuring a slow, slinky instrumental build of 5: Double Bass, Djembe, Piano, Shaker & Drums.
Recorded 2023 at GTown Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Jack Endino
Mike Gruwell: All Instruments

Red Hot Empty “Burden”

Burden EP from Red Hot Empty!
Politically charged anthems outraged at the state of our country. Dealing with issues from the houseless to police brutality, Burden awakes your brain.
Recorded at GTown Studio in 2023
Mixed by Doctor Deathray
Mastered by Ian Joseph Blanton
Released by Analog Revolution
Red Hot Empty is Ben Barron guitar/vocals, Sara Elliott vocals, Larry Hogan bass, Mike Gruwell drums

Red Hot Empty “Corridors”

Debut album from Red Hot Empty!
Angry music for angry people!
Recorded at GTown Studio & Analog Revolution in 2022
Mixed & Mastered by Doctor Deathray
Released by Analog Revolution
Red Hot Empty is Ben Barron guitar/vocals, Sara Elliott vocals, Larry Hogan bass, Mike Gruwell drums

Mike Gruwell “3”

3 is the third song from the forthcoming By The Numbers solo album.
All love to the shuffle in this freshie featuring bass, drums, piano and trumpet.
Recorded 2022 at GTown Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Jack Endino
Mike Gruwell: All Instruments

Mike Gruwell “1”

1 is the first single from the upcoming By The Numbers solo album
Groovy, melodic & explosive with bass, drums, piano, trumpet and percussion.
Recorded 2022 at GTown Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Jack Endino
Mike Gruwell: All Instruments

MIKE GRUWELL “THAT GTOWN SOUND”

11 Original Tracks
Gritty, Explosive, Raw, Dirty, Underground & Passionate. Blending a drum, bass, piano and trumpet focused sound into a hybrid of melodic jazz, punk, funk and rock. Mike’s history in the Seattle grunge scene during the 80s and 90s can be felt throughout. Seattle Engineer Guru Jack Endino mixed and mastered the album to round out the final unique sound.
Recorded 2020 & 2021 at GTown Studio
Mixed & Mastered by Jack Endino
Mike Gruwell: Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Piano, Trumpet & Trombone
Nathan Gruwell: Alto Saxophone
Jamie Gruwell: Double Bass
Stephanie Gruwell: 11 Shooting Stars Ago… lyrics

BLACK MOSES “RESURRECTION”

New 4-Song Black Moses EP!
Pure ’90s Seattle Rock. Want to know what type of music was being written and played in the local clubs during the Seattle grunge explosion? Black Moses delivers a full palette of raw funk grunge rock sound that not only captures that time period but is timeless in its hard-hitting riffs, grooves, melodies and conscientious lyrics. Three songs were remastered from the original demo recordings plus a release of a new song from the now Atlanta/Seattle band. Seattle Engineer Guru Jack Endino mixed and mastered the album to give it that true Seattle sound. Available in a unique double 7″ vinyl package pressed by Kindercore Vinyl in Athens, GA.
Remixed/Remastered by Jack Endino
Carl Smith Vocals, Chad McCollum Guitar, Shawn Psachos Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums

STONE DRESDEN “THRONE OF TIN”

Stone Dresden “Throne of Tin” EP!
’90s Seattle Rock driven by one of the most talented Seattle guitar players in Chad McCollum throwing down chunky riffs and blazing solos.
Recorded in 1992 at London Bridge Studios
Rescued/Remastered by Jack Endino in 2021
Pat Tanner Vocals, Chad McCollum Guitar, Shawn Psachos Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums
Background vocals by Tony Fulgham

WANUS “THE PROMISE”

THE PROMISE cover single by WANUS
Originally by When In Rome
Drums recorded at GTown Studio in 2021
Wayne Anderson Vocals/Instruments, Mike Gruwell Drums

WANUS “DIE SUMMER DIE”

Die Summer Die single (3 versions)
Drums recorded at GTown Studio in 2020
Wayne Anderson Vocals/Instruments, Mike Gruwell Drums

Rodell Records MusicMenagerie Volume IV

Compilation CD by Adam Rodell in 1994
Recorded at Soundhouse Recording Sept. 1993
Carl Smith Vocals, Chad McCollum Guitar, Shawn Psachos Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums
Black Moses “Pain” Track #5

BLACK MOSES “BLACK MOSES” (Demo Version)

Recorded at Soundhouse Recording Sept. 1993
Rick Senechal, recording engineer
Carl Smith Vocals, Chad McCollum Guitar, Shawn Psachos Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums
1. Pain
2. My Native
3. Look Up

STONE DRESDEN “THRONE OF TIN” (Demo Version)

Recorded at London Bridge Studio in 1992
Clark Branum, recording engineer
Patrick Tanner Vocals, Chad McCollum Guitar, Shawn Psachos Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums
1. Circus Man
2. Gemini
3. Wishing Well

DFL “MOVEMENT” (Original Version)

Recorded at Reciprocal Recording Studios by Jack Endino on Sept. 12, 1988.
High school melodic punk rock at its best!
Joel Ross Vocals, Dan Johnson Guitar, Brent Anderson Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums
1. Movement
2. Stop
3. Plain Drunk
4. Seeking The Truth
5. No Worries
6. Caffeine Addict
7. Youth
8. No Pain, No Gain

DFL “DFL IS HERE!”

Steppin’ Stone and I Know Where You Live recorded at Crow Studios on Dec. 14, 1987, in 30 minutes. Everything else self-recorded during rehearsals.
This is a punk history gem narrated by Joel Ross as we all sat in his bedroom.
Joel Ross Vocals, Dan Johnson Guitar, Brent Anderson Bass, Mike Gruwell Drums
1. 5 Second Slamming Song in A Chord
2. Plain Drunk
3. (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
4. I Know Where You Live
5. Little Scooter
6. My World
7. Caffeine Addict x2
8. 99 Red Balloons