Toronto’s Greys announce East Coast tour dates with the Dirty Nil; debut album out now on Carpark/Buzz Records

By on July 14, 2014

Grey

Photo Credit: Mathew Morand

Toronto quartet Greys announced new East Coast tour dates today with fellow Canadians The Dirty Nil.  The band is currently touring the West in support of their debut full-length If Anything out now via Carpark/Buzz Records (all tour dates below).  Greys have also shared a cover of Mission of Burma’s “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate” from their recent Daytrotter session.

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.

Stream If Anything

Praise for Greys:
“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

Purchase If Anything
Canada via Buzz Records – bit.ly/1olOZaR
Worldwide via Carpark Records – bitly.com/1oA5hsQ

If Anything

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:
7/14 Riverside, CA @ Blood Orange Infoshop
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
8/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s*
8/15 Baltimore, MD @ Holy Underground*
8/16 Washington, DC @ Far Out House*
8/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
8/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
8/19 Providence, RI @ AS220*
8/20 Allston, MA @ O’Briens*
8/22 Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus*
8/23 Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey*
9/6 Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh’s Ear*
9/12 Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl*
9/13 London, ON @ Call The Office*

* = w/ The Dirty Nil

http://carparkrecords.com
http://buzzrecords.ca
http://greysband.com

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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