Grey Lands Right Arm Released Today!

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.

TRACK LISTING:
False Alarm
Another Lie
Lo-Fi Junkie
Life Itself
Arabian Knights
Go The Wrong Way
Recluse
Collide and Conquer

TOUR DATES:
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

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L to R: Nick Hind-Napp, Daniel Empringham, Wayne Petti

 

 

Grey Lands Premieres New Track From Upcoming Release Entitled Right Arm

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Grey Lands Right Arm

Grey Lands Reveal More Music from Upcoming Release Right Arm
Listen to new track “Life Itself”; album scheuduled for Canadian release on September 11

Grey Lands recently announced details of their debut album Right Arm, which is is slated for Canadian release on Paper Bag Records on September 11th. Listen to the band’s new single “Life Itself’ here, which premiered recently on Indie88.com or “Another Lie” here, which premiered on Magnet’s MP3 at 3PM and PopDose.com. Watch the video for “False Alarm” here. The band has several upcoming shows. Details are below.
Right Arm is a throwback to the early days of American indie rock. Clocking in at just over 30 minutes, the album’s eight tracks are washed with spiked feedback that recalls Slanted and Enchanted or even Daydream Nation along with low frequency, start/stop, Swans-esque punches of bottom-end.  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.
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.
TRACK LISTING:
False Alarm
Another Lie
Lo-Fi Junkie
Life Itself
Arabian Knights
Go The Wrong Way
Recluse
Collide and Conquer
Early praise from press:
“[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
Upcoming Tour Dates:
 
September 12 – Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl
September 17 – Montreal (Pop Montreal) – Petit Campus
October 2 – Toronto – Smiling Bhudda (Album Release Show)
October 6th – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
October 7th – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
October 8th – Regina, SK @ The Owl
October 9th – Calgary, AB @ SAIT*
October 10th – Edmonton, AB @ UP + Downtown Festival*
*w/ Wet Secrets

The Space Merchants on Tour!

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A self-proclaimed “country band traveling through space,” The Space Merchants drive, jangle, and twang their way through sweet, haunting jams, as majestic as they are minimal. Theirs is a lo-fi psych experience, befitting of interstellar exploration as well as lonely highway trucking. The Brooklyn band’s sweet, haunting songs, propelled by co-ed vocal harmonies, live in their own world where backporch Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings vibes coexist with outerspace psych-rock jamming.

Naming The Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, and Bobbie Gentry as musical inspirations, and mining the realms of science fiction, religion and myth in their lyrics, the co-ed Brooklyn band marries backporch Americana with brain-blowing transcendence, a juxtaposition they themselves sum up as “like Johnny Cash explaining current theories in astrophysics.”

On perfectly composed songs like “One Cut Like the Moon” and “Mainline the Sun,” female and male voices intertwine in rich harmonies over bluesy guitar- and organ-driven rock. The instrumentation is classic, the song structures are tried and true. The Space Merchants follow a recipe that has been working since the birth of rock n’ roll, yet these are songs that seduce, abduct, and lead guided tours of other worlds.

The dazzling/dizzying cover art is by Braulio Amado, whose work has graced the covers of The New York Times Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek.

8/28 Pittsburgh- Spirit
8/29- Cleveland – Happy Dog West
8/30- Cincinnati  – Urban Artifact
8/31- Nashville-  Turn One
9/1 Atlanta – 529 Bar
9/2 Athens – Flicker Bar
9/3 Raleigh – Slim’s
9/4 Baltimore- Reverb
9/5 Philadelphia – Boot & Saddle

Grey Lands “Another Lie” Available For Download!

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Whether you want to head to Magnet Magazine’s MP3 at 3pm for a free download of Grey Lands “Another Lie” or you want to head over to Grey Lands mysterious yet beautiful website, you win! As Magnet describes them – Grey Lands is an up-and-coming group from Toronto looking to make an impression with a very ’90-influenced brand of indie and alternative rock. Their 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. Or you can just download it here!

 

 

TORONTO URBAN ROOTS FESTIVAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED!

We’re super psyched to be working with our pals in Toronto for the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. Heading into its third year, the festival boasts some spectacular headliners and up-and-coming talent marking its foray into one of the “must attend” festivals of the year.  Head over to the TURF website for ticket information. Media requests should be directed here.

Stay tuned for more artist announcements and the Club Bonus Series!

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TORONTO URBAN ROOTS FESTIVAL (TURF) RETURNS FOR THIRD YEAR AT HISTORIC FORT YORK COMMON SEPTEMBER 18 THROUGH 20
 First round of performers announced including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Of Monsters And Men, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, UB40, Built to Spill and Neko Case; more to come

Toronto —  Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF), downtown Toronto’s boutique summer roots music festival, returns to the city’s Historic Fort York Common with forty-six bands on three outdoor stages spanning three days and nights – September 18th-20th. This year’s headliners include Wilco, Of Monsters And Men, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Avett Brothers, UB40, Built to Spill, Fishbone and Neko Case.  The entire Friday line-up is now available and more artists are set to be announced.

As part of the TURF weekend, TURF will present the annual Club Bonus Series at the Horseshoe Tavern and at Lee’s Palace (celebrating 30 years of live music!) from September 16 through 21. Full weekend VIP Plus pass holders can enjoy intimate performances from TURF artists and three day pass holders will have a chance to win tickets to these special performances.

In addition to fantastic national and international bands, TURF will shine the spotlight on the Toronto-area’s amazing depth of talent throughout the weekend with it’s “ARTISTS FROM TORONTO” focus. Each stage at the festival will kick off daily with performances from artists who call Toronto home.

TICKETING:

EARLYBIRD: 3 day REGULAR passes, 3 day FRONT OF STAGE VIP passes, 3 day VIP PLUS and FRIDAY SINGLE DAY tickets are on sale now at Ticketfly.  Tier one earlybird pricing ends Wednesday, June 10th at midnight. All event tickets can be purchased in the US through Ticketfly or at www.torontourbanrootsfest.com 

Regular pricing begins Thursday, June 11th at Noon. TURF Club Bonus Series shows will be announced and ticketed in early July.

Sam Roberts Band Releases New EP on Record Store Day!

Counting The Days

Sam Roberts Band are set to release Counting The Days on Record Store Day (April 18th, 2015). An EP featuring five new tracks, Counting The Days will be available on red vinyl with black and white splatter from Paper Bag Records. The title track – a sprawling, psychedilia-infused rocker clocking in at nearly eight minutes – kicks off the platter, which also includes a power-pop rave-up version of Lo-Fantasy’s “Chasing the Light” and the band’s energetic take on Norman Greenbaum’s classic “Spirit In The Sky.” Check out Counting The Days here and pick up the vinyl version at your local record store on April 18!

About Lo-Fantasy:

2014’s acclaimed Lo-Fantasy was Sam Roberts Band’s first new album in three years. Produced by Youth (a.k.a. Martin Glover), whose production credits range from The Verve’s Urban Hymns to Crowded House and stints performing with Paul McCartney, The Orb and Killing Joke, Lo-Fantasy infused Sam Roberts Band’s rousing brand of rock n’ roll with elements of funk, house, electronic and African music. The result was the band’s most dynamic and inventive album to date, garnering much critical acclaim and a Rock Album of the Year nomination for Canada’s Juno Awards.

Sam Roberts Band is: Sam Roberts (lead singer, guitar), Dave Nugent (lead guitar), Eric Fares (keyboard, guitar), James Hall (bass), Josh Traeger (drums) and Chet Doxas (horns).

Counting The Days’ cover was illustrated and designed by prolific Candian artist Benjamin Nelson.

Planet Québec to Announce Full SXSW Music Line up on Monday, February 24

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Stay tuned for all the details on the great bands representing Québec at SXSW 2014! We’re super excited for this year’s line up!

FOAM LAKE Add Extra Show at CMJ!

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In addition to playing the SASKMusic/Alberta Music showcase HOW THE WEST WAS WON, Foam Lake will be joining the line up at the Canadian Blast showcase at Arlene’s Grocery on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00pm. Here’s the track “True Hearts” from their Canadian debut “Force and Matter,” which will be out in the spring in the US. The album was nominated for Best Independent Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.