BioGrand Mal's 2003 release Bad Timing was described by the N.Y. Times as "three parts Rolling Stones, one part Velvet Underground.... rock with an unabashed swagger", given an 8 out of 10 by both NME and Pitchfork and called "one of the best albums of the year and will more than likely turn out to be the trash-rock album of 2003" by CreemMedia.
Cut to 2004, and band members have scattered to the wind to form The Silent League, Vietnam and The A.M. with Grand Mal continuing as a loose collective, playing the odd east coast gig and recording new tunes. Which actually if you think about it for a minute, is pretty much the way it has always been with Grand Mal. Since forming in 1995 members have come and gone, enrolled in grad school, were incarcerated in one way or another or "resigned for personal reasons, to spend more time with their families," etc. Along the way the band has recorded for No.6 Records, London Records and Arena Rock Recordings. They have also supported such luminaries as the Flaming Lips, Alex Chilton, Echo and the Bunnymen and The Jesus and Mary Chain.