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Greys release surprise album “Warm Shadow”

October 5, 2016 10:51 am

We are extremely happy to announce that Greys are back with a new album. Surprise! Warm Shadow is a companion piece to Greys’ acclaimed sophomore album, Outer Heaven, comprised of original material as well as elements from that album’s recording sessions at Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal. Penning new songs, manipulating tape drones created from various studio experiments and rearranging old favourites, Warm Shadow‘s intent is to create a parallel world which illuminates the dynamic contrasts that reside on Outer Heaven and within Greys themselves. Read more about it + check out an exclusive interview via Stereogum.

Warm Shadow is available on Bandcamp as a “Pay-What-You-Can” download. All proceeds go to Sistering. Sistering is a trans-inclusive agency supporting women from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They may be homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless. They are a diverse group, from 16 to 80-plus years old: women with substance use or mental health issues; sex workers; women who have interactions with the criminal justice system; women who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and violence; immigrant and refugee women; women with health issues and disabilities; and women without legal status.

Cassettes are also available on the Carpark shop.

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Catch Greys on tour this fall.
October 12th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong $
October 13th – Brooklyn, NY – Aviv $
October 14th – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie $
October 15th – Montreal, QC – Turbohaus #
October 16th – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
October 17th – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti #
October 19th – Halifax, NS – The Marquee *
October 20th – Fredericton, NB – The Capitol #
October 21st – Ottawa, ON – House Of TARG
October 26th -Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
October 28th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory %
October 29th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory %
October 30th – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder ^
October 31st – Mobile AL – The Merry Widow ^
November 2nd – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s ^
November 3rd – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe ^
November 4th – Nashville, TN – Drkmttr
November 5th – Atlanta, GA – 529
November 6th – Richmond, VA – Sound Of Music

* – w/ White Lung
$ – w/ Big Ups
# – w/ Partner
% – w/ Japandroids
^ – w/ Bully

Greys share “Fresh Hell”

September 22, 2016 2:34 pm

More new music coming your way! Greys just premiered their track “Fresh Hell” via Bandcamp, boasting a new sound and a look at some of the bands who helped to influence it.

Singer Shehzaad Jiwani says of the track, “I wrote the lyrics for this song after hearing about Jian Ghomeshi’s acquittal, and of Rob Ford’s death. There seemed to be a baffling amount of support and sympathy for these public figures who were, for lack of a better term, total pieces of shit. Ghomeshi’s verdict only seemed to reinforce institutional sexism and rape culture, while Ford receiving sort of a hero’s funeral completely ignored all of the ways he affected my city and most of its residents by being a racist, homophobic misogynist. I imagined this Orwellian future where anyone who disagreed with the public opinion was violently assimilated, which I think matches the cyberpunk vibe of the song. Get me off this planet.”

Greys are hitting the road this fall. More info a tickets here.
September 22nd – Madison, WI @ Frequency
October 12th – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong $
October 13th – Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv $
October 14th – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie $
October 15th – Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus #
October 16th – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot #
October 17th – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti #
October 19th – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee *
October 20th – Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol
October 21st – Ottawa, ON @ House Of TARG
October 26th – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
October 30th -Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder ^
October 31st – Mobile AL @ The Merry Widow ^
November 2nd – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s ^
November 3rd – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe ^
November 4th – Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
November 5th – Atlanta, GA @ 529
November 6th – Richmond, VA @ Sound Of Music

* – with White Lung
^ – with Bully
$ – with Big Ups
# – with Partner

Greys Announces tour in support of White Lung

June 7, 2016 1:27 pm

Very excited to announce that Greys will be joining White Lung on their North American tour later this summer. Tickets are on sale now.

July 30th – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
August 1st – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
August 2nd – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
August 3rd – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
August 4th – Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar
August 5th – Milwaukee, WI- Turner Hall Ballroom
August 6th – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
August 8th – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
August 10th – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
August 12th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
August 13th – Seattle, WA – Neumos
August 15th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Greys cover The Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says”

April 25, 2016 11:39 am

Kick your week off right with Greys’ cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says.” The track is streaming now via NME Magazine.

Frontman Shehzaad Jiwani on the cover: “I got on a huge Velvets kick right before we went into the studio to record Outer Heaven. Their self-titled record was on repeat for me in the van and while walking around Montreal in between studio sessions. The lyrics of ‘Candy Says’ really resonated with me on a personal level, and the feeling of being uncomfortable in your own skin fits with the album’s overarching themes of displacement and detachment. That, and I’ve always wanted to be a crooner.”

Greys’ “Outer Heaven” out today!

April 22, 2016 10:24 am

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.

The record is officially out today! Pick up a copy on the Carpark shopiTunes or in a record store near you. The album is also streaming via Spotify and Apple Music. Stop by select retail stores and receive a limited edition Greys postcard with the purchase of Outer Heaven, while supplies last.

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**Stores include: Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA); End of An Ear (Austin, TX); Waterloo (Austin, TX); Looney Tunes (Babylon, NY); The Sound Garden (Baltimore, NY); Amoeba (Berkeley, CA); Rasputin (Berkeley, CA); Landlocked (Bloomington, IN); Rough Trade (Brooklyn, NY); Pure Pop (Burlington, VT); Permanent Records (Chicago, IL); Reckless Records (Chicago, IL); Saki (Chicago, IL); Rhino (Claremont, CA); Music Saves (Cleveland, OH); Twist & Shout (Denver, CO); Wax Trax Records (Denver, CO); Lou’s Records (Encinitas, CA); Cactus (Houston, TX); Indy CD & Vinyl (Indianapolis, IN); Luna (Indianapolis, IN); Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA); Amoeba (Los Angeles, CA); Mount Analog (Los Angeles, CA); Permanent Records (Los Angeles, CA); Electric Fetus (Minneapolis, MN); Grimey’s (Nashville, TN); Other Music (New York, NY); Park Ave CD (Orlando, FL); Repo Records (Philadelphia, PA); Stinkweeds (Phoenix, AZ); Zia Records (Phoenix, AZ); Blue Moose (Portland, ME); Music Millenium (Portland, OR); Princeton Record Exchange (Princeton, NJ); School Kids (Raleigh, NC); Plan 9 (Richmond, VA); Amoeba (San Francisco, CA); Aquarius (San Francisco, CA); Silver Platters (Seattle, WA); Euclid (St. Louis, MO); Salzers (Ventura, CA); Crooked Beat (Washington, DC)

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Outer Heaven‘s heightened ambitions are best measured in terms of density rather than sprawl: the most bracing songs here pack in more radiant guitar textures, a greater lyrical depth, and sharper hooks without sacrificing Greys’ innate moshability and punk-schooled economy.” — Pitchfork

Catch the band on tour:

April 22nd – Allston, MA – O’Brien’s
April 23rd – Philadelphia, PA – First United Church
April 24th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
April 25th – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville
April 26th – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
April 27th – Detroit, MI – PJ’s Lager House
April 28th – Kalamazoo, MI – Millhouse
April 29th – Chicago, IL – Mousetrap
May 13th – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
May 29th – Winnipeg, MB – Handsome Daughter
May 30th – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis
May 31st – Edmonton, AB – The Buckingham
June 1st – Calgary, AB – Broken City
June 4th – Seattle, WA – Black Lodge
June 6th – Portland, OR – Valentine’s
June 8th – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern
June 10th – Los Angeles, CA – La Cita
June 13th – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
June 14th – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot
June 15th – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

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