Toronto’s GREYS announce signing to Carkpark Records Worldwide & Buzz Records

By on March 5, 2014


Photo Credit:  Mathew Morand

Greys will tell you they’re a “loud rock band from Toronto”, but that’s deceivingly simple for the sound the quartet has managed to hone to caustic, powerful perfection.  After the release of three EPs in as many years (2011’s Ultra Sorta, 2012’s Easy Listening and 2013’s Drift), Greys have finally found their way home to Carpark Records and Buzz Records to release their debut full-length If Anything on June 17, 2014.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for If Anything:

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 noise rock, but it’s also some of the poppiest music that’s ever been allowed to lay claim to such a title.

Read the Carpark Signing Announcement:
Read the Buzz Signing Announcement:

Greys have earned a reputation for their crushingly intense live show, one that’s as loud as it is satisfying.  Set to play 3 dates at SXSW, they are also touring the US and Canada surrounding those appearances including a string of dates with Roomrunner, and it’s definitely worth checking these guys out when they come through (all tour dates below).

Tour Dates:
3/7 Toronto, ON @ Great Hall (Long Winter)
3/8 Kalamazoo, MI @ Milhouse
3/9 Chicago, IL @ Township
3/10 Kansas City, MO @ Doll Haus
3/12 Austin, TX @ The Liberty (SXSW – Brixton Agency Showcase)
3/13 Austin, TX @ Parish Underground (SXSW – Carpark Records Showcase)
3/14 Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (SXSW – Exploding In Sound Showcase)
3/16 Little Rock, AR @ The Squeeze
3/17 Nashville, TN @ TBA
3/18 Washington, DC @ DC9
3/19 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown (w/ Roomrunner)
3/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House (w/ Roomrunner)
3/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (w/ Roomrunner, Big Ups, Kal Marks)
3/22 Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
3/28 Hamilton, ON @ Baltimore House
4/6 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern (w/ Cloud Nothings)


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.