"They seem like an antidote handed down from God to shut up certain people who like to complain that they just don't make rock bands like they used to"- Stereogum ["Band To Watch"]
Starting today, Greylag's self-titled debut album (out Oct. 14th on Dead Oceans) is available to stream in its entirety via Wondering Sound. Produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle's Avast! Studio, it's the latest must-have slice of verdant, far-reaching Americana. Like the wild goose that the Portland-based trio are named after, the members of Greylag have all undertaken amazing journeys, migrating as if by homing instinct from different parts of the US. It's a selective journey, though: up to 65 demos were recorded but the album is a modest, yet very complete, nine tracks and 37 minutes. Greylag is rich in melody, mood and detail with a range that mirrors the distance between their individual birthplaces, creating a personal twist on some timeless musical traditions, embracing electric and acoustic with a sound that's both subtle and forceful. The band is currently touring the west coast with more dates to be announced soon!
LISTEN TO GREYLAG:
Watch & Listen:
"Yours To Shake" stream: http://bit.ly/1tEUoMp
"Another" video: http://bit.ly/1wwPwL6
"Another" stream: http://bit.ly/1nDANby
GREYLAG TOUR DATES (w/ The Whigs):
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."
"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:
Dead Oceans/SCD - http://smarturl.it/greylag
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/greylag_itunes
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/greylag_amazon
Indies - http://smarturl.it/greylag_indies