Greys reveal ‘Blown Out’ video

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GreysToronto’s Greys have released another track Blown Out and its video, which is lifted from their forthcoming sophomore LP, ‘Outer Heaven’. The album is due out April 22, 2016 via Carpark Records and Buzz Records and available for pre-order via Carpark in the US and via Buzz in Canada. Watch Blown Out via YouTube below.

The video was directed by Allison Johnston and Greys songwriter Shehzaad Jiwani, who says of the concept, “the video alternates between stark, Godard-esque candor and Lynchian surrealism to illustrate what it’s like inside and outside the mind of someone who suffers from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.”

Following their late 2015 ‘Repulsion’ EP, ‘Outer Heaven’ furthers the band’s evolution from the punk and post-hardcore roots showcased on their debut LP ‘If Anything’. Produced by longtime collaborator Mike Rocha at the hallowed Hotel 2 Tango studio in Montreal (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor), the record sees the band expand into more spacious environments, letting them build upon their noise rock foundation by incorporating new textures and dynamics to temper their trademark onslaught of discordance. Whether that means employing tape drones, drum machines and synthesizers on Sorcerer, or breaking into a three-part harmony adorned with sleigh bells in the middle of the all out hardcore of In For A Penny, the record gives the band license to explore their more atmospheric tendencies and bring melody to the forefront without tempering their intensity. In moments calling to mind groups as disparate as Sonic Youth, Swell Maps and The Swirlies, ‘Outer Heaven’ displays unprecedented depth and range for Greys without ever losing sight of what defines the band – a distinct mixture of melody and dissonance, order and chaos, volume and substance.

Greys Outer Heaven cover


Track list:

01) Cruelty
02) No Star
03) If It’s All The Same To You
04) Blown Out
05) Erosion
06) Complaint Rock
07) In For A Penny
08) Strange World
09) Sorcerer
10) My Life As A Cloud

 

‘Outer Heaven’ will be available April 22nd via Buzz Records & Carpark. It’s available for pre-order here.

Upcoming dates:
04/08 London, ON @ Call The Office%
04/09 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah%
04/21 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz%
04/22 Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s
04/23 Philadelphia, PA @ First United Church
04/24 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong^
04/26 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
04/27 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
04/28 Kalamazoo, MI @ Millhouse
04/29 Chicago, IL @ Mousetrap
05/13 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
05/29 Winnipeg, MB @ Handsome Daughter
05/30 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
05/31 Edmonton, AB @ The Buckingham
06/01 Calgary, AB @ Broken City
06/04 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
06/06 Portland, OR @ Valentine’s
06/08 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
06/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell

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^ – w/ Two Inch Astronaut