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Greys Stream Debut Full Length “If Anything”, Out 6/17/14 via Carpark/Buzz Records

June 11, 2014
Mathew Morand

Mathew Morand

Greys Stream If Anything
via Wall Street Journal & Exclaim!

Debut Full-Length to Be Released June 17, 2014 via Carpark Records Worldwide & Buzz Records (CAN)

Pre-Order Available Now,
North America Summer Tour Dates Announced

Toronto’s Greys are streaming their excellent debut full-length If Anything in advance of the album’s June 17th release date via Carpark/Buzz Records.  The Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy Blog premiered the US stream, saying the “record bursts from the gate,” while  Exclaim! shared the record in Canada, proclaiming “it shows the group embracing their ’90s discordant rock influences while forging onto their own crunchy, serrated path.”

Though Greys have been around since 2011, the band caught the attention of the music world earlier this year with the release of their first single from If Anything, cheekily titled “Guy Picciotto“.  With the release of the second single, “Use Your Delusion“, Greys firmly established the band’s brashly caustic, sardonic outlook and noisy guitar chops; this is a band that soundtracks disillusionment.

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.  Yes, 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.

Greys have earned a reputation for their crushingly intense live show, one that’s as loud as it is satisfying.  The band will embark on a North American tour this month and appear at NXNE in Toronto next week (all dates below).

If Anything is available for pre-order via iTunes now at http://smarturl.it/ifanything

Carpark Records US Pre-Order:
http://store.carparkrecords.com/products/526882-greys-if-anything

Buzz Records Canadian Pre-Order:
http://buzzrecordsto.bandcamp.com/album/if-anything-pre-order-lp

“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

“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

“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

Tracklisting:
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
6/24 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 @ TBA
7/04 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
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
7/25 Kalamazoo, MI @ Cooper Mansion
7/26 Toronto, ON @ SHIBGBs

http://carparkrecords.com
http://buzzrecords.ca
http://greysband.com
http://www.carparkrecords.com/press/ifanything

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