After the split, Grant moved to New York and began working as a sideman for bands like Midlake and the Flaming Lips. He also continued writing songs. In 2009, members of Midlake joined Grant in the recording studio, serving as his backup band during the creation of his first solo project. The resulting album -- a quirky, cynical record titled Queen of Denmark -- was released by Bella Union in 2010.
Recorded in Reykjavik with Biggi Veira of Icelandic electro-pop outfit GusGus, Grant's sophomore solo outing, Pale Green Ghosts, followed in 2013. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi