Kordan + Grand Mal + Lights On + New Mexico

Named after a form of seizure (oh, bands these days!), Bill Whitten’s Grand Mal does indeed inspire a kind of frothy ecstasy via its music—a roiling blend of Velvets scuzz and Teenage Fanclub’s harmonic sweetness. The band has been going since ‘95, but reaches new levels of giddiness on the single, “Lower Yer Heart,” taken from its sixth album, Clandestine Songs. Listen once, become totally addicted. You have been warned.