Greys (Punk)

This band is currently signed with Carpark Records. My most favored band from the Cleveland area, Cloud Nothings, is also signed with Carpark. I have enjoyed listening to some songs from this band over the last few weeks, and while their creations may not be groundbreaking original; it doesn’t fit into the same old pop punk that I hear regurgitated on a local alternative station. That is not intended as a knock on pop-punk, but it’s just the way I’m wired, I gotta have new to explore and this band seems well worth exploring to me.

Here is a short description from Carpark Records about the band’s new album slated to be released on April 22. The info is swiped from here.

April 22nd, 2016

This is a pre-order. Pre-orders will ship by or before the April 22nd release date. All Carpark Records shop pre-orders will receive a download of “No Star” instantly. The limited edition LP includes white vinyl, and a digital download card. For digital download customers, Outer Heaven will become available to download at 7 p.m. EDT on April 21st.

Outer Heaven is a massive leap forward for Toronto post-punks Greys. Delivering on the promises made on 2015’s Repulsion EP, the band tempers their trademark onslaught of discordance with new textures and subtle dynamics, building a more spacious and melody-driven environment atop their noise rock foundation. They fearlessly explore every extreme, simultaneously delivering their most intense and accessible moments, often within the same song.

“We never want to do just one thing,” says frontman Shehzaad Jiwani. “We want to incorporate as many disparate sounds as possible, yet still have it sound like the same band.” This bold approach saw them return to Montreal to record at the hallowed Hotel 2 Tango studio (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) with longtime producer Mike Rocha, giving heavy hitters like “Blown Out” and first single “No Star” unprecedented atmospheric depth while never compromising the band’s characteristic cacophony.

The young quartet stretches its limbs like never before on more delicate tracks like “Erosion,” where Jiwani sings softly over Cam Graham’s delicate guitar, recalling the dream pop qualities of early Deerhunter or late-period Unwound. Elsewhere, on “Sorcerer,” bassist Colin Gillespie and drummer Braeden Craig launch an unrelenting yet hypnotic assault that falls somewhere between Sonic Youth and Portishead. With ten tracks at just under forty minutes, Greys raise the bar for what is expected of a punk band in the 21st century.

Links to band

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Bandcamp

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The last share is from their new album. This song is inspired by the tragedy that took place at the Bataclan Theatre in France.

“”Whenever a knight of the Grail tried to follow a path made by someone else, he went altogether astray. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s footsteps. Each of us has to find his own way, and this is what gives our Occidental world its initiative and creative quality. Nobody can give you a mythology. The images that mean something to you, you’ll find in your dreams, in your visions, in your actions — and you’ll find out what they are after you’ve passed them.”

Joseph Campbell

 

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2 responses to “Greys (Punk)

  1. I love this sort of music. Use your delusion sounds like the music Kurt Cobain would be making if he were still here, perhaps they are tapping into him. The strange thing too is that No Star, really sounds like a Beatles thing, during the era of Rubber Soul. I am going to check out Carpark Records now. I want to find some fun stuff to cover. Thank again!

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