Dan Graul “Beautiful Animal” Official Video

I wrote Beautiful Animal as a wedding surprise for my wife Rebecca. We agreed to make each other wedding gifts instead of buying something and I had never written a song about her, so I decided that’s what I would do. After a few iterations, the song came to be Beautiful Animal. I sent the song out to a bunch of my musician friends, who I knew would be attending the wedding and asked them to learn it. As the one big surprise part of the day, that Rebecca hadn’t planned or been aware of, I assembled my merry band and we played the song for Rebecca. I hope others will find encouragement in this tune, as we are all beautiful animals perched and ready to unfurl our wings, we all have the power to be anything and do anything with our lives. We are resilient, amazing animals.

Dan Graul – “Pioneers” Music Video Out Now!

Dan Graul is set to release his solo debut album, “Make America Love Again” for Halloween 2020. The second single “Pioneers” is out 10/16/20, along with a music video for the track. “Pioneers” brings to mind the challenges that early immigrants faced as they navigated the Oregon Trail to find a better life for their families. This willingness of immigrants to sacrifice and make a life is mirrored even today. As we move into the future and advance technologically, we should always remember the perseverance and determination of our ancestors; and heed their mistakes and lessons. We must be pioneers in our own rite and create a world that makes space for others who struggle and strive for more.

Dan Graul releases “The Serpent’ and announces “Make America Love Again” out 10/30/20

Dan Graul is set to release his solo debut 7 track album, “Make America Love Again” for Halloween 2020. The first single “The Serpent” is out 10/2/20, along with a music video for the track. The socio-politically charged track speaks to the worship of money and selfishness that plague our society. The track sums up that our future can be anything we want it to be, but we must choose to actively participate in the creation of that future and “fight for what’s right.”

Pre-order the alubm now and instantly download “The Serpent” at http://dangraul.bandcamp.com

New Single “The Waiting Song” and Music Video Coming Thanksgiving 2017!

What are you waiting for?!? Northern Strangers want you to know that you have the power to make your fantasies come true! The Los Angeles based psychedelic folk band are sick and tired of the divisive state of society and have set out to sing the praises of you with the music video for their new single “The Waiting Song” — coming Thanksgiving 2017.

What do a hapless king, a hopeless prisoner, a wanting princess and a meddling sorceress have in common with you? We all get that feeling that we’re stuck in a story that’s far out of our control from time to time. In Northern Strangers’ whimsical new music video, through a strange twist of fate that intertwines them, each of these fairy-tale characters find their power to create change – the same power that we all possess.

Take the love from your heart and put it into action! Take that chance! Make that new friend! The ride of your life starts now – and you are in the drivers seat. Where do you want to go next? Check out Northern Strangers’ new music video this Thanksgiving!. Download or stream the track at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google, Bandcamp and all other major outlets.

The Waiting Song was recorded and produced by the Voodoo Bear at Manhattan Studio in Montrose, CA.

Northern Strangers are:
Dan Graul – Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Rebecca Graul – Keyboard/Synth/Vocals
Will Norris – Bass/Guitar/Vocals
Jonathan Santin – Drums/Percussion

New Animated Music Video for The River Pt. 1: Fossils

Just in time for Earth Day 2017, Northern Strangers announce the release of their new animated music video for The River Pt. 1: Fossils, from their latest album, Where The River Goes.

Lovers of nature and the environment, Rebecca and Dan Graul, keyboard and guitar, spend hours at LA’s Natural History Museum. One day a fossil caught their eye. They wondered in awe at a majestic beast that roamed the Earth 65 million years ago. Sadly, it appeared that this particular dinosaur may have simply chosen to lay down and succumb to the changing world it could not control.

The two set to work and wove a dark tale of Jurassic proportions with an environmental message that hits eerily close to home and our current climates. The song came together as a classic rock-infused epic poem, following the plight of the last dinosaur on Earth. The music video, crafted in the style of Japanese paper animation, follows the tragic story of the dinosaurs caught in the brutal wake of an evolving planet.

As Earth Day approaches, we are reminded how we have exploited, and allowed to be pushed, the resources of our shared planet, at whose mercy our very existence lies. Northern Strangers explore uncomfortable and sobering questions – will the cycle of history and the winds of change blow us all to this same destructive fate? Will the children yet-to-be wonder what has become of our humanity?[sgmb id=”1″]

Dan Graul fights the power with Fox Warriors

Fox Warriors is a Folk Music Collective based out of Los Angeles, CA. The project was launched by Dan Graul (Northern Strangers, YHWH) in February 2017. Fox Warriors are set to release their first music video, a cover of the timeless Talking Heads love song This Must Be The Place, on Valentine’s Day 2017. Picking up on a certain disdain for the Parks Service from our newly inaugurated government, Dan wanted to give something back to the national treasures that have given him so much inspiration and continue to deliver the importance of wildness. He decided to channel his emotions into action with the creation of Fox Warriors. Dan decided to direct the first release as a kind of postcard, with love to the Parks. The music video is comprised of footage shot by Dan and his wife Rebecca on their adventures throughout America’s National Parks, and all proceeds from the track (available on 2/14/17 at foxwarriors.bandcamp.com) will be donated towards the future of the Parks. Fox Warriors debut EP “Wild Roots” is forthcoming.

Check out Fox Warriors on Facebook.

Follow the link below to purchase the track and donate to the National Parks

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