Grey Lands Release Album Right Arm on Paper Bag Records Today
Album currently streaming on Exclaim!; Video for “False Alarm” now available
Grey Lands’ new album Right Arm is out this Friday, September 11, on Paper Bag Records. The album is currently streaming here on Exclaim! and available for pre-order on limited-edition clear vinyl with blue splatter and CD at the Paper Bag Records store and all digital outlets. In support of the release, the band will be hitting the road across Canada (details below).
Right Arm is a throwback to the early days of American indie rock. Eight tracks laid out in a tight 30 minutes, the music is melodic yet sharp; washed with spiked feedback recalling Slanted and Enchanted or even Daydream Nation along with low frequency, start/stop Swans-esque punches of bottom-end. From the immediacy of first single “False Alarm” to the Pacific North West-vibe of “Another Lie” and the slow burning “Life Itself” Grey Lands’ Right Arm is set to make its mark on 2015.
Written, produced, recorded and mixed by Wayne Petti with assistance from Ryan Haslett (Sloan) and Graham Walsh (Alvvays, Metz). Grey Lands is Wayne Petti, Daniel Empringham and Nick Hind-Knapp. Track previews from the album have met with high praise on Magnet Magazine’s Mp3 at 3pm and PopDose.com who debuted “Another Lie” and Indie88.com who debuted the haunting, falsetto-washed “Life Itself.” The video for “False Alarm,” released via social media, was picked up at several outlets, which excitedly await the full release.
09/12 Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl
09/17 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus (Pop Montreal)
09/18 Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar Cafe
09/19 Oshawa, ON – Moustache Club
10/06 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
10/07 Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis
10/08 Regina, SK – The Owl
10/09 Calgary, AB – SAIT
10/10 Edmonton, AB – Up+TD Fest
10/15 Sault Ste Marie, ON – Loplops
10/16 Sudbury, ON – Townehouse Tavern
EARLY PRAISE FROM PRESS:
Petti’s delicate vocals and folk-sensibility make for something cleaner, lighter and more subdued, with the sounds of Canadian indie rock like early Sloan, the Flashing Lights, the Inbreds and Broken Social Scene shining through. – Exclaim!
“[Grey Lands] is a proper throwback to early American indie rock. The band plays a slinky and hypnotic style that’s very easy to get lost in.” CBC.ca
“The real highlight here is singer Wayne Petti’s vocals. A good falsetto is almost impossible to find, and he just nails it.” – CBC.ca debuting “Life Itself”
“[Grey Lands] debut track, “Another Lie,” shows a lot of promise, proving the band’s competence for utilizing its strengths wisely, as well as a great vocal performance balanced perfectly by brief, Sonic Youth-style descents into guitar masses.” – Magnet Magazine
“A strong, melodic piece with the right amount of warmth and catchiness to make you want to hear more. Which is a good way to whet the appetite for the listening audience.” – PopDose.com