Canadian noise-rockers GREYS are streaming their upcoming Repulsion EP! Officially out October 30, 2015 via Carpark & Buzz Records, Repulsion is now available for pre-order from Carpark in the US and from Buzz in Canada as well as on iTunes and is limited to 300 physical copies.
Greys will embark on a short stint with Buzz Records label mates Fake Palms at the beginning of November before heading out on a longer North American tour with Indian Handcrafts later in the month (all tour dates below).
Repulsion sees Greys stretching their muscles, experimenting with dynamics and embracing melody while still retaining their knack for raucous squalls of guitar feedback. The change of scenery comes courtesy of esteemed Montreal recording studio Hotel2Tango where the band recorded with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) to create a more spacious, analog sound.
The band released their debut full-length If Anything in 2014 via Carpark and Buzz Records to hearty praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit, Wall Street Journal, and Stereogum. They spent much of the following six months touring extensively throughout North America and Europe, opening for Death From Above 1979 and playing festivals such as Iceland’s Airwaves and Primavera Club.
“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
“Bursts from the gate” –Wall Street Journal
“Greys manage the difficult task of breathing ecstatic life into a three-decade record collection worth of hardcore, post-punk, emo, and art rock while sounding utterly vital” –The Line of Best Fit
11/5 Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv ^
11/6 Philadelphia, PA @ Pharmacy ^
11/7 Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus ^
11/10 London, ON @ Call The Office *
11/11 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
11/12 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
11/13 Minneapolis, MN @ The Nether Bar *
11/14 Winnipeg, MB @ Windsor *
11/16 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis *
11/17 Edmonton, AB @ Mercury Room *
11/18 Calgary, AB @ Broken City *
11/20 Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall *
11/21 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
11/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
11/25 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
12/04 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
^ w/ Fake Palms
* w/ Indian Handcrafts
# w/ Viet Cong