Greys Debut Full Length “If Anything” Out Today via Carpark/Buzz Records

June 17, 2014
Mathew Morand

Mathew Morand

Greys Debut Full-Length If Anything
Out Today via Carpark Records/Buzz Records

North America Summer Tour Dates Start This Week

Today marks the release date for the debut full-length If Anything from Toronto’s Greys via Carpark/Buzz Records.  The record is already garnering excellent reviews, as evidenced below.  Greys kick off a North American tour this week, those dates are below as well.

After the release of three EPs in as many years (2011’s Ultra Sorta, 2012’s Easy Listening and 2013’s Drift), If Anything sees Greys scraping raw the influences of their punk heros, bands such as Drive Like Jehu, Shellac, and Unwound, combining them with a dirty tapestry of angular guitar textures and irregular rhythms that propel the album’s 11 tracks forward at breakneck speed.  The band writes loud rock, but it’s also some of the poppiest music that’s ever been allowed to lay claim to such a title.


Praise for If Anything:
“It shows the group embracing their ’90s discordant rock influences while forging onto their own crunchy, serrated path.” –Exclaim!

If Anything, the debut album from Toronto quartet Greys, is a remarkably assured, resolutely compelling thirty-five minutes of sharply-angled punk rock…something at once thrillingly vital and intangibly archetypal” –The Line of Best Fit

“Twenty years after Kurt Cobain’s death, this Toronto four-piece summon up the spirits of Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Fugazi on their debut” –NME

“Toronto is arguably the North American hub for loud, strident guitar bands…Post-hardcore/grunge enthusiasts Greys, however, might just be the best of the bunch.” –Noisey

“Riveting, memorable, substantial stuff that’ll make you sit up and listen” –NOW Toronto

“A 90-second blast of dissonant, bent guitars… You could call “Guy Picciotto” a little “on the nose”, but so is a punch to the face.” –Pitchfork

“Bursts from the gate” –Wall Street Journal

Praise for Greys:
“Greys are an utter force that you just have to see live. Especially if you’re a heavy band, power and precision are pretty much requirements, not luxuries, but Greys have so much of both that I managed to get caught off guard by their tightness.” –BrooklynVegan

“Most impressive… [their] combination of explosive distortion and harsh but pretty melodies suggested a band who helped invent the genre, not one exploring it 30 years after its birth.” –LA Times

“With feedback-saturated guitars, catchy melodies, and the sore-throat yowls of frontman Shehzaad Jiwani, Greys sound like lost transmissions from the underground punk scene” –Rolling Stone

“It’s a masculine sound, a mean sound; it’s propulsive, pummeling, and often pretty exhilarating.” –Stereogum

01) Guy Picciotto
02) Use Your Delusion
03) Flip Yr Lid
04) Adderall
05) Pretty Grim
06) Chick Singer
07) Girl In Landscape
08) Brain Dead
09) Cold Soak
10) Brief Lives
11) Lull

Tour Dates:
6/18 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
6/20 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
6/22 Toronto, ON @ Edward Day Gallery
6/24 Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
6/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligan’s Pub
6/26 Milwaukee, WI @ Ground Zero
6/27 Chicago, IL @ The Observatory
6/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Gen’s Dental Office
6/29 Winnipeg, MB @ Union Sound Hall
6/30 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
7/01 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
7/02 Calgary, AB @ Broken City
7/04 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
7/05 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
7/06 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
7/07 Portland, OR @ Habesha Lounge
7/09 Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High
7/10 San Francisco, CA @ Honey Hive Gallery
7/11 Fresno, CA @ Cafe Infoshop
7/13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Crest
7/14 Riverside, CA @ Blood Orange Infoshop
7/15 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
7/16 Phoeniz, AZ @ 51West
7/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
7/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/20 Kansas City, MO @ Vandals
7/21 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
7/22 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts
7/23 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
7/24 Kalamazoo, MI @ Cooper Mansion
8/08 Toronto, ON @ SHIBGBs

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