Last month, Greylag announced their self-titled debut album, out October 14th on Dead Oceans, and shared the first single, "Another." Today, they're back with a new video for "Another" that was recently shot at a show in their hometown of Portland, OR and premiered via Paste. Greylag's Andrew Stonestreet (lead vocal, acoustic guitar, originally from West Virginia), Daniel Dixon (lead guitar and other stringed things, keyboards, from Northern California) and Brady Swan (drums, from Texas) have all undertaken amazing journeys, migrating as if by homing instinct from different parts of the US, to create a self-titled debut album that's the latest must-have slice of verdant, far-reaching Americana. Produced by the venerated Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle's Avast! Studio,the album speaks of individuals who have travelled, emotionally and physically, and put everything into this shared venture. Greylag will expand their journey this fall when they tour the West Coast with The Whigs in support of the new album. A full list of tour dates is below with more to be announced soon.
WATCH GREYLAG'S "ANOTHER" VIDEO:
LISTEN TO GREYLAG'S "ANOTHER":
GREYLAG TOUR DATES (w/ The Whigs):
Fri. Oct. 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Sat. Oct. 4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Wed. Oct. 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Fri. Oct. 10 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat. Oct. 11 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
PRAISE FOR GREYLAG:
"'Another' is the first track on Greylag's tremendously appealing self-titled debut (due out October 14), and it sets the tone for the record's catchy and briskly strummed mini epics... the widescreen majesty of this music is decidedly rock."
"Greylag have that special something. The Portland trio plays a virtuosic Led Zeppelin III strain of folk-rock that could easily...win them fans across many musical subcultures."
"the trio string together various bits of '60s rock influences: mountain-man harmonies that echo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, gentle acoustic guitars ala John Fahey and early-day Lindsey Buckingham, and even a tinge of Led Zeppelin swagger. The result is a resoundingly confident preview that is both earnest and sweeping."
"From its opening chords, the album...conjures up potent sounds of Led Zeppelin's acoustic side"
"Greylag's wanderlusting, exploratory sound is a perfect fit for Dead Oceans"
GREYLAG PRE-ORDER LINKS:
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/greylag_itunes
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/greylag_amazon
Indies - http://smarturl.it/greylag_indies