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This year I’ve had the incredible honor of becoming super involved with the best music publication around.  Thanks so much Ghettoblaster Magazine for pretty much letting me do whatever I want over the past year! Me and my dear dear cousin Luke oversaw the features The Monday Rewind, Future Sounds and Past Sounds for much of the year.  As of late we have transitioned our focus to the Best Song Ever Podcast, which has been a dream come true! This year I’ve listened to hundreds upon hundreds of albums and below you’ll find my top 20 albums of 2016.  Thanks for reading!


 

a1346728317_1020. Greys – Outer Heaven 

Outer Heaven opens with a subdued, seemingly standard indie-rock track inspired by the murder of a teenager in Florida and then on track two covers the recent terrorist attacks in Paris over ferocious post-punk rock, which is to say, this is a heavy hard hitting album. The serene music of the opening track mixed with its bleak lyrics giving way to the utter chaos that follows is a great illustration of how Greys seems to see the world we live in now. Musically speaking this is a fantastic post-punk album filled with dissonance, chaos and even some memorable and catchy choruses. There are also occasional flashes of Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto in the vocal performance of the heavier leaning punk songs on the album. All around this is a heavy, angry album that feels totally in line with the frustrating, anger-inducing landscape we currently find ourselves in.

Listen: Greys – No Star

 

 


 

a1300815586_1019. Dogbreth – Second Home 

Dogbreth is a criminally under-known band that makes fantastic power pop music, which is equal parts sugary sweet and a punch in the face. Their new album, Second Home, is a short, tight set of 10 songs that span the spectrum of rock music, yet maintains one cohesive voice. Classic guitar rock mixes with punk and power pop in the most balanced way that makes you scratch your head and wonder how they were able to pull this off. There are saxophone and synth parts spread over the album but what really shines is the guitar work and songwriting. The guitars shimmer, effortlessly pounding riff after memorable riff over the course of the album. Songwriting is also a key strength as all songs on the album are sing-a-long-able and will stick with you well through the day. Seriously, please listen to this album.

Listen: Dogbreth – Do You Really Want Me

 

 


 

covdifeuiaiv__f18. Noname – Telefone 

Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak, Noname. Yes, she belongs in the same conversation as those seminal acts who have hijacked RnB and Hip-Hop over the past couple years. Telefone is a beautifully poetic piece of art and is just a joy to listen to. It’s spacey and soulful to the tenth degree and Noname’s vocal delivery is fascinating to listen to. She pulls off the spoken/sung/rapped vocals that are popular right now but in her own way. She doesn’t use auto tune, giving this album a very organic feel. If you’re a fan of where Kendrick, Chance and Anderson have started to take music, you’d be wise to add Noname to the list.

Listen: Noname – Diddy Bop

 

 


 

ch132-goon-sax-rgb17. The Goon Sax – Up to Anything 

Australian jangle-pop is a style of music that has been done time and time again, yet The Goon Sax are able to breathe new life into the genre on their debut album Up to Anything. The album is full of the classic sonic territory covered on your typical jangle pop album. The guitars, how they jangle! What is really endearing when it comes to The Goon Sax is their songwriting sensibilities. The lyrics are at times painfully earnest and cover such topics as worrying about your sweaty hands, wanting someone to notice you and eating ice cream on your own. The songs could have easily been too much, but they are all done with the right amount of self-deprecation that The Goon Sax really pulls it off.

Listen: The Goon Sax – Up To Anything

 

 


 

a1949295813_1016. Muncie Girls – From Caplan to Belsize 

English trio Muncie Girls make incredibly catchy and lyrically challenging feminist pop-punk music. Over the course of just 30 minutes they take on misogyny, praise suffragette heroes, and give a searing indictment of a culture that seems content to forget about it all. Musically speaking this is a tight and technical set of songs with intricate verses and soaring choruses, which reminds us just how enjoyable really well executed pop-punk can be. From Caplan to Belsize is a truly special debut album from a talent that will be fun to watch in the future.

Listen: Muncie Girls – Gas Mark #4

 

 

 


 

cw30bbjuaaabeny15. Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!” 

Awaken My Love! makes absolutely no sense. How in the world does this album work so well? I’m not sure that I can explain. Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, has always been more interesting to me as a comedian and actor than as a musician, as I’ve never thoroughly enjoyed any of his past albums. Honestly, when I heard that Donald Glover had put out an album that sounded like Funkadelic, I thought it would be a total train wreck. What Childish Gambino has put together instead is a mesmerizing and modern take on classic funk music. I wish that it had come out earlier in the year so I could have spent more time with it as I believe it would have ranked higher on this list.

Listen: Childish Gambino – Redbone

 

 


 

a1855127492_1014. Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid 

The Impossible Kid is the most personal record Aesop has made, delving into dealing with depression and attempting to mend strained family relationships, while also focusing on mundane aspects of everyday life with fantastic surrealistic wordplay. Not only is The Impossible Kid Aesop Rock’s most personal album it is also one of his strongest outputs yet. Aesop Rock’s production is mostly post-apocalyptic boom bap, murky and somewhat mechanical with a strong breakbeat. There are some variances on that theme, but overall the production is solid and complements the vocal performance perfectly.

Watch: Aesop Rock – Rings

 

 

 


 

a3312050880_1013. Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing 

Frankie Cosmos is totally unassuming music that sneaks up on you and sneakily digs its claws deep. On the surface this a collection of simple singer-songwriter songs sung over clean electric guitar. Yet, when you dig more the layers reveal themselves in wonderful succession. Sure, the songs are simple, yet the execution of melody, lyricism and guitar work combine in a way that truly make Frankie Cosmos something special to behold.

Listen: Frankie Cosmos – Sinister

 

 

 

 


 

kero-kero-bonito12. Kero Kero Bonito – Bonito Generation Kero Kero Bonito is a British band who are inspired by video games and J-Pop music, all of which definitely shines brightly through on Bonito Generation. The music often has video game-esque sound effects of lasers over trap beats, straightforward pop and tons of other stylistic diversions. It’s an interesting combination that will have your head bobbing. Super pop female vocals alternate between singing and awkward rapping in English and then Japanese; again, it’s a combination that strangely totally works. It’s an absurdist and cartoonish album in the best way possible and should inspire anticipation for what is to come from Kero Kero Bonito.

Watch: Kero Kero Bonito – Break

 

 

 


 

c5e3089711. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book 

How is this not a top ten album in 2016 for me? That’s how good this year was. Coloring Book is a masterful tour de force of an album. Ok, it’s not an album, it’s a mixtape or whatever. Chance the Rapper just keeps getting better and better with each new collection he releases. It’s hard to think that he would be able to top this. It isn’t easy to have a wholly original delivery in hip hop anymore, but this is where Chance’s main appeal is. The interplay of his singing and rapping is way better than anyone else who is trying to do the same. Coloring Book also has some of the most interesting music that I’ve heard on a hip-hop album in a long time. Gospel and modern rap are melded together flawlessly in a truly breathtaking manner that is something new and exciting for the genre.

Watch: Chance The Rapper – Angels

 

 


 

maxwell-blacksummersnight10. Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night 

blackSUMMERS’night is probably the surprise album of the year for me as I really wouldn’t have thought I’d be this into an album by Maxwell. I have never really given him a chance until this year, and I am very happy I did. This is maybe the most spacey and beautiful albums of the year and is great for zoning out or really paying attention to the intricacies. Musically the intricacies begin in the stunning opening track and never let up throughout the remainder. Also, Maxwell has a pretty awesome voice in case you didn’t know. Again, this one took me by surprise and I’m so happy that it did.

Watch: Maxwell – Fingers Crossed

 

 

 


 

a2431309183_109. Owen – The King of Whys

The King of Whys, the eighth album former American Football member Mike Kinsella has released under the name Owen, is a beautifully tense album from start to finish. “Empty Bottle” opens the album up with this tension on full display as a loud guitar chord is struck over and over again as Kinsella sings a melancholy melody over otherwise pretty music. This sense of duality is carried on throughout the album, which finds songs diving headfirst into beauty and aggression. There are several seemingly straightforward acoustic guitar led Emo singer songwriter songs, yet the instrumentation makes the tracks much more interesting than they could have been. Sometimes it is flourishing strings and sometimes fantastic drumming, yet the backbone of all the songs remains Kinsella and his ability to pull off melodramatic songwriting with ease. This is easily one of the most beautiful albums of the year, yet it still surprises and leaves you with a sense of unease at the same time.

Watch: Owen – Settled Down

 


 

5918926e8. Twin Peaks – Down in Heaven 

Twin Peaks’ new album Down in Heaven is the type of album that is steeped in various influences, yet wholly original. The overall sound is classic rock mixed with elements of jangly country all with the DIY spirit Twin Peaks has had since their inception. There are ballads, straight up rockers and various other turns over the course of the 12 tracks, resulting in an endlessly entertaining and unique album. There are shades of The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and T. Rex throughout. Twin Peaks member Caiden James describes the direction for the new album in the following way: “We wanted to make a record that employed the restraints of our favorite artists from yesteryear. It was about trying to simplify and hone in on the things that are important to our music and ethos.” This direction and the resulting album are extremely successful and definitely worth listening to.

Watch: Twin Peaks – Getting Better

 


 

dinosaur_trim7. Trim – 1-800 Dinosaur Presents Trim

1-800 DINOSAUR Presents Trim is not your normal grime album; everything in Trim’s world is wonderfully off-kilter. There are staples of grime music here, the heavily accented British rapping and dirty sounding electronics, yet it’s like an alternate reality version of grime at the same time. The music sounds as if it could have been lifted straight off of an Aphex Twin album as the album is full of atmospheric and sometimes meandering electronic music. Trim raps and doesn’t rap at the same time, sometimes settling into a quasi-rap / quasi-spoken word delivery, which is incredibly poetic and fascinating. “Man Like Me,” the albums latest single, is by far the most “normal” or “accessible” song on the album, which means the listener is in for a heady listen. If this at all sounds interesting then this album full of art-house grime is definitely for you.

Listen: Trim – Man Like Me

 


 

c3ad8a769406b97880d7c3368aadda5d-1000x1000x16. Vince Staples – Prima Donna

Vince Staples and Kendrick Lamar are quite different talents, but in the same orbit and are probably the best two rappers currently making music. Last year Staples released Summertime ’06, his debut full length, which was only out shadowed by Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. This year, both Staples and Lamar have released EPs that seem to take the greatness of their previous releases and progresses their sound in fascinating ways. Staples has always made music that is aggressively grimy and murky, yet never in an alienating way. He has somehow been able to keep his music incredibly accessible and challenging at the same time, which is quite a feat to accomplish, especially with hip hop music. Prima Donna somehow finds Staples pushing these conflicting aspects of his music to their limits, making this at times the most challenging and most accessible music he’s made to date. Although there are only six songs on the EP and it’s a short listen, Staples covers more sonic territory than most hip hop albums do in eighteen tracks. These beats are simply mind blowing from start to finish with some real artistic bangers going on. It’s an incredible EP from a real rising star in the hip hop world that simply can’t be missed.

Watch: Vince Staples – Prima Donna


 

a3806482547_105. PUP – The Dream is Over 

PUP’s lead singer found out that his vocal chords were incredibly damaged due to the amount of abuse he had been putting them through on long, grueling tours. When referencing his future as a rock singer his doctor said “The dream is over.” Instead of listening to that advice, PUP named their next album after the phrase. This is an incredible set of super powerful and hard hitting rock songs done with just the right amount of pop sensibilities. Imagine Weezer’s Blue Album but with way way more muscle. It’s a truly magnificent feat.

Listen: PUP – Doubts

 

 

 


 

09e256ce885fe6b3cf181239c3b3231c-1000x1000x14. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here … Thank You 4 Your service 

Runner up for surprise album of the year has to go to A Tribe Called Quest. When I first heard that they were going to be releasing a new album I was obviously intrigued, but never imagined it would be as good as this. Especially considering they have evolved their sound to fit into the modern rap landscape. It’s a move that does not often work for a well-established group, but they pulled it off wonderfully. Obviously the best hip hop album of the year. Also, I could straight up listen to Q-Tip rap the dictionary and be completely content.

Watch: A Tribe Called Quest – We The People…

 

 

 


 

mannequin-pussy-romantic-14773442273. Mannequin Pussy – Romantic 

11 Songs in 17 minutes. I still cannot get over how much terrain this crazy band covers in that short of time. Seriously, this album has a few movements in it; shifting from hard to soft, both musically and thematically, Mannequin Pussy have crafted the best rock album of the year. Yet, it’s still going criminally unnoticed. That’s right, I said criminally, and in my America those who were unfamiliar with this album would be jailed. It’s that good. There are some great straight up scuzzy hard punk moments mixed with tender spacey rock and a great amount of really great pop punk as well. Why are you reading this? You could have listened to half the album by now. Seriously, stop and listen!

Listen: Mannequine Pussy – Denial

 

 


 

a1285209301_102. Eric Bachmann – Eric Bachmann 

After years creating music as the front man of indie rock legends Archers of Loaf and then Crooked Fingers, Eric Bachmann is back with an absolutely stunning self-titled album. Eric Bachmann is filled with nine songs centered around impeccable lyricism, bright piano and dazzling harmonies, making for a truly beautiful album. There are several stylistic ventures along the way, including country, doo-wop and alternative rock, but the songs are perfectly paced throughout the album so they never seem out of place. If you’re a fan of great lyrics sung in intricate melodies, you should definitely check out this album.

Listen: Eric Bachmann – Carolina

 

 


 

solange_cover-1475240092-1000x10001. Solange – A Seat at the Table 

For most of the year I was convinced that Eric Bachmann’s album would be my favorite of the year. I had a hard time envisioning an album that could dethrone his and did not think it would happen. Then Solange put out A Seat at the Table and I knew after one listen through that this was the best album I’ve heard in a very long time. The subtle yet complex music consisting largely of piano and drums is beautiful, interesting and the perfect backdrop to the stellar vocal performance from Solange. This album wasn’t made for me as the themes largely cover loving and being proud of being Black and depending upon yourself and the Black community to help one prosper. This album is a microcosm of 2016 and I find myself leaning very hard on the optimism that pulsates throughout because I have a hard time finding things to be optimistic about. Again, it wasn’t necessarily written for me, but the beauty in these themes and the craftsmanship that Solange displays is absolutely universal.

Watch: Solange – Cranes In The Sky

 


 

Toronto’s Greys are streaming a new track today titled “Fresh Hell” on Bandcamp, boasting a new sound and a look at some of the bands who helped to influence it. Singer Shehzaad Jiwani says of the track, “I wrote the lyrics for this song after hearing about Jian Ghomeshi’s acquittal, and of Rob Ford’s death. There seemed to be a baffling amount of support and sympathy for these public figures who were, for lack of a better term, total pieces of shit. Ghomeshi’s verdict only seemed to reinforce institutional sexism and rape culture, while Ford receiving sort of a hero’s funeral completely ignored all of the ways he negatively affected my city and most of its residents by being a racist, homophobic misogynist. I imagined this Orwellian future where anyone who disagreed with the public opinion was violently assimilated, which I think  matches the cyberpunk vibe of the song. Get me off this planet.”

Grey’s most recent LP, 2016’s Outer Heaven is now available from Carpark in the US and from Buzz in Canada, and won critical acclaim from NPR, Pitchfork, MTV, SPIN, Consequence of Sound, Uncut and numerous other publications. Fresh off the road from a North American tour with White Lung, Greys will embark on another run of North American dates this fall (all tour dates below).

Outer Heaven delivers on the promises Greys made on 2015’s Repulsion EP, placing the band in more spacious environments and letting them build upon their noise rock foundation by incorporating new textures and dynamics to temper their trademark onslaught of discordance, which was already perfected on their debut record, 2014’s If Anything. Where their formative material saw them paying homage to their heroes, the new album sees Greys making a concentrated effort to realize their own sound.

Each song filters its subject matter through Jiwani’s wryly incisive perception of a myriad of topics, from a news story about a group of teens barbarically murdering their classmate on album opener “Cruelty,” to the advent of technological singularity on closer “My Life As A Cloud.” Elsewhere, on “Blown Out,” the frontman confronts his own mental health by painting it in the context of a relationship with a partner who doesn’t fully understand the unrelenting complexities of depression.

With their intense live show documented admirably on their previous releases – and honed alongside bands like Death From Above 1979, Viet Cong, Speedy Ortiz and Dilly Dally – the four piece sought to explore their more atmospheric tendencies on Outer Heaven. Produced by longtime collaborator Mike Rocha at the hallowed Hotel 2 Tango studio in Montreal (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor), the record displays unprecedented depth and range for Greys, calling to mind groups as disparate as Sonic Youth, Swell Maps and The Swirlies without ever losing sight of what defines the band – a distinct mixture of melody and dissonance, order and chaos, volume and substance.

Tour Dates:

09/22 Madison, WI @ Frequency

10/12 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong $

10/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv $

10/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie $

10/15 Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus #

10/16 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot #

10/17 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti #

10/19 Halifax, NS @ The Marquee *

10/20 Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol #

10/21 Ottawa, ON @ House Of TARG #

10/26 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *

10/30 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder ^

10/31 Mobile, AL @ The Merry Widow ^

11/02 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s ^

11/03 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe ^

11/04 Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr

11/05 Atlanta, GA @ 529

11/06 Richmond, VA @ Sound Of Music

* = w/ White Lung ^ = w/ Bully $ = w/ Big Ups # = w/ Partner

Every Monday, Ghettoblaster is looking back to new albums released the previous week. Below you’ll find several albums released on Friday April 22nd that we believe are definitely worth a listen.

A$AP Ferg – Always Strive and Prosper (RCA Records)


Always Strive and Prosper is an enigmatic, unpredictable and exhilarating new school hip hop album.  A$AP Ferg throws tons of stylistic changes throughout, and succeeds greatly at most of these.  There is everything from old school to trap, from house to radio ready singles, and there’s even some hypnotic hallucinatory terrain covered, which feels incredibly fresh and original.  Parts of the album feel like a crazy acid trip where you wouldn’t be surprised if some cartoon characters appeared out of thin air and started dancing in front of your face.  A$AP Ferg swung for the fences with this one and overwhelmingly hit a home run.

Greys – Outer Heaven (Carpark Records)


Outer Heaven opens with a subdued, seemingly standard indie-rock track inspired by the murder of a teenager in Florida and then on track two covers the recent terrorist attacks in Paris over ferocious post-punk rock, which is to say, this is a heavy hard hitting album.  The serene music of the opening track mixed with its bleak lyrics giving way to the utter chaos that follows is a great illustration of how Greys seems to see the world we live in now.  Musically speaking this is a fantastic post-punk album filled with dissonance, chaos and even some memorable and catchy choruses.  There are also occasional flashes of Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto in the vocal performance of the heavier leaning punk songs on the album.  All around this is a heavy, angry album that feels totally in line with the frustrating, anger-inducing landscape we currently find ourselves in.

Dalek – Asphalt for Eden (Profound Lore Records)


Asphalt for Eden is a special sort of hip hop album, one that feels like a combination of hip hop’s past, present and future all at the same time.  The lyrical and vocal styling is a definite throwback to when hip hop was about actual rapping, flow and lyrical content, which is quite reminiscent of classic Wu-Tang Clan.  The music on Asphalt for Eden is another issue entirely.  It is no surprise that this album found its way to be released by Profound Lore, a label that is largely focused on metal releases.  This is heavy, gloomy industrial sounding, shoegaze referencing music with solid beats and even some scratching thrown in for good measure.  The combination of all these influences is really something special to behold and something awesome to listen to.

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Every other week, Ghettoblaster brings you a playlist of singles from upcoming albums to excite and entice your ears.  Below you’ll find the entire playlist via Spotify, as well as Playlist Highlights, which are songs that really stand out as essential listening.  So please, sit back, relax and treat yourself to some seriously great music.

Playlist Highlights

Greys – “No Star”
The song “No Star” from Greys’ upcoming album, Outer Heaven, is a raucous and paranoid journey inspired by the recent attack in Paris.  It opens with the distressed lyrics: “Don’t shoot I’m not the enemy / They want you to be scared of me” and as the song goes on it continues to stir this foreboding atmosphere.  This is for fans who like their punk music harsh, heavy and furious.  Outer Heaven is out 4/22 on Carpark Records.

Night Moves – “Carl Sagan”
Minneapolis duo Night Moves make dreamy, 70’s inspired indie rock with electronic flourishes.  “Carl Sagan” is the first single from their sophomore album, Pennied Days, which is out 3/25 on Domino.  This is a song that draws you in with warm textures, only to swallow you whole in its immense sound … and then that falsetto hits!

Nothing – “Vertigo Flowers”
Philadelphia group Nothing are prepping their long awaiting album, Tired of Nothing, which is out 5/13 on Relapse Records.   In their new song, “Vertigo Flowers”, Nothing brings up some very beautiful, really loud shoegaze with great vocal melodies.  This is a song that deserves to be played as loud as possible, as often as possible.

Bibio – “Town and Country”
Bibio is an English producer and songwriter who mixes electronic and organic textures expertly alongside solid songwriting.  His new album, A Mineral Love, comes out 4/1 on Warp.  “Town and Country” is the third single from the upcoming album (see also:  “Feeling”) and finds Bibio in his catchiest, most accessible form.

Pity Sex – “Burden You”
Lush, heavy electric guitars combine with lackadaisical and despondent vocals in “Burden You,” the new single from Ann Arbor Michigan’s Pity Sex.  This song is lulling and energizing, delicate and harsh, and is really just a joy to listen to.  The sophomore album from Pity Sex is titled White Hot Moon and is out 4/29 on Run for Cover Records.

Mutual Benefit – “Not for Nothing”
Mutual Benefit thrives on strange melody sung by a distinct voice over absolutely beautiful music; all of which is put perfectly on display in “Not for Nothing.”  Simply played acoustic guitar is met by pleasant piano and some stunning strings to combine into a truly mesmerizing piece of folk music.  “Not for Nothing” is at once common AND extraordinary, which is something that is sure to be abundantly found on the new album, Skip a Sinking Stone, which is out 5/20 on Mom + Pop Records.

Full Playlist

Toronto quartet Greys have debuted a new video for their song “Adderall” via Cracked Magazine, just in time for their October European and UK run.  The next four weeks see the band supporting Death From Above 1979 as well as playing a series of headline dates and appearances at Primavera Club, Iceland Airwaves Festival, and Simple Things Festival (all tour dates below). The band released their debut full-length If Anything in June via Carpark/Buzz Records.

Watch the Video for “Adderall”

10/07 Koln, Germany @ Luxor **

10/08 Paris, France @ Badaboum **

10/09 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique **

10/11 Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg **

10/12 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang **

10/13 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia **

10/14 Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007

10/15 Vienna, Austria @ Flex **

10/16 Munich, Germany @ Orangehouse **

10/17 Bologna, Italy @ Covo Club **

10/18 Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte **

10/20 London, England @ Electric Ballroom **

10/21 Manchester, England @ Gorilla **

10/22 Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage **

10/24 Sheffield, UK @ Plug **

10/25 Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival

10/27 Brighton, UK @ The Hope

10/28 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

10/29 London, UK @ 100 Club

10/30 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere

10/31 Clermont-Ferrand, France @ La Cooperative De Mai

11/01 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Club

11/03 Luzern, Switzerland @ Radio 3Fach

11/04 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie

11/05 Munich, Germany @ cafe kult

11/06 Berlin, Germany @ Schokoladen

11/07 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ subbacultcha @ OCCII

11/08 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Airwaves

12/06 Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison

** w/ Death From Above 1979

Toronto quartet Greys announced new East Coast tour dates today with fellow Canadians The Dirty Nil.  The band is currently touring the West in support of their debut full-length If Anything out now via Carpark/Buzz Records (all tour dates below).

7/14 Riverside, CA @ Blood Orange Infoshop
7/16 Phoeniz, AZ @ 51West
7/18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
7/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/20 Kansas City, MO @ Vandals
7/21 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
7/22 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts
7/23 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
7/24 Kalamazoo, MI @ Cooper Mansion
8/08 Toronto, ON @ SHIBGBs 8/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s*
8/15 Baltimore, MD @ Holy Underground*
8/16 Washington, DC @ Far Out House*
8/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*
8/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
8/19 Providence, RI @ AS220*
8/20 Allston, MA @ O’Briens*
8/22 Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus*
8/23 Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey*
9/6 Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh’s Ear*
9/12 Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl*
9/13 London, ON @ Call The Office*
* = w/ The Dirty Nil

Toronto’s Greys premiered a new track today titled “Use Your Delusion” off their upcoming debut full-length If Anything via AV Club who called the track “QUOTE”.  If Anything arrives via Carpark Records and Buzz Records on June 17.

Listen to “Use Your Delusion”

Catch them on tour here:

5/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio*
5/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House*
5/18 Allston, MA @ Great Scott*

* = w/ The Beverleys & HSY

Greys launched a free download of their new EP, Easy Listening, which comes to us via Concession Records.

Download “Easy Listening” from Greys here!

Catch Greys live at one of the following dates:

5/23 Providence, RI @ AS220
5/24 Long Island, NY @ TBA
5/25 Williamstown, NJ @ 1619 House
5/26 Lowell, MA @ Dirty Douglas
5/27 New York, NY @ Fat Baby
5/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Model Home
5/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Intermission Lounge
6/11 Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
6/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligan’s
6/14 Chicago, IL @ Gnarnia
6/15 Milwaukee, WI @ Scheme City
6/17 Winnipeg, MB @ Frames Gallery
6/19 Saskatoon, SK @ Sweatlodge
6/20 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
6/23 Kamloops, BC @ Little Big House
6/24 Abbotsford, BC @ Aftermath
6/26 Tacoma, WA @ New Frontier
6/28 Seattle, WA @ The Space
6/29 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
6/30 Nanaimo, BC @ Crace Mountain
7/01 Vancouver, BC @ Zoo Shop
7/04 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
7/7 Madison, WI @ The Wisco

In support of their upcoming new EP titled Easy Listening, out May 22 on Concession Records, Canada’s pummeling angular punk trio Greys have premiered a full stream of their latest release one week early exclusively at Aux.tv.

In addition, the band is preparing to kick off a series of spring and summer North American tour dates this weekend.  The EP stream and dates are below:

Stream “Easy Listening” from Greys exclusively @ Aux.tv!

5/18 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Ste-Catherine (Pouzza Fest)
5/19 Fredericton, NB @ FStudio
5/20 Charlottetown, PEI @ Babas
5/21 Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub
5/22 Saint John, NB @ Pub Down Under
5/23 Providence, RI @ AS220
5/24 Long Island, NY @ TBA
5/25 Williamstown, NJ @ 1619 House
5/26 Lowell, MA @ Dirty Douglas
5/27 New York, NY @ Fat Baby
5/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Model Home
5/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Intermission Lounge
6/11 Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
6/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligan’s
6/14 Chicago, IL @ Gnarnia
6/15 Milwaukee, WI @ Scheme City
6/17 Winnipeg, MB @ Frames Gallery
6/19 Saskatoon, SK @ Sweatlodge
6/20 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
6/23 Kamloops, BC @ Little Big House
6/24 Abbotsford, BC @ Aftermath
6/26 Tacoma, WA @ New Frontier
6/28 Seattle, WA @ The Space
6/29 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
6/30 Nanaimo, BC @ Crace Mountain
7/01 Vancouver, BC @ Zoo Shop
7/04 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
7/7 Madison, WI @ The Wisco