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Like fellow Torontonians METZ or Burning Love — or, if we’re keeping our reference points north of the border, Winnipeg’s KEN Mode — Greys are a young band dealing in a form of noise rock/post-punk/hardcore that seems to have sprung directly from ’90s influences: Fugazi, Drive Like Jehu, the Jesus Lizard, Helmet … heck, most… More »

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Greys – “The Noise Of Carpet” (Stereolab Cover)

Earlier this summer, the ferocious Toronto noise band Greys released their debut album, If Anything. They’re about to head out on a UK/European in support of the reunited Death From Above 1979, and to help get the word out, they’ve released a cover of Stereolab’s 1996 single “The Noise Of Carpet,” from their classic LP… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 10, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Stream Greys If Anything

We made the Toronto post-hardcore wrecking crew Greys a Band To Watch a year and a half ago, and next week, they’ll finally give us If Anything, their clattering debut album. Greys play like the last 15 years or so of indie rock refinement never happened, and their serrated elbow-to-the-face form of riffery might bring… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Greys – “Pretty Grim”

If Anything, the debut full-length from Toronto post-hardcore band (and former Band To Watch) Greys, is due later this month. We’ve already heard two singles, “Guy Picciotto” and “Use Your Delusion.” Now here’s a third: the sneering, assaultive “Pretty Grim.” Listen to it below. More »

By: Peter Helman / June 6, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Greys – “Use Your Delusion” Video

In the video for “Guy Picciotto,” the first single from their album If Anything, the members of the furious Toronto post-hardcore Band To Watch Greys threw a speaker cabinet from the roof of a building. In their video for “Use Your Delusion,” the album’s steamrolling second single, they use a speaker cabinet, transgressively enough, to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Greys – “Use Your Delusion”

Next month, the Toronto post-hardcore wreckers Greys, a 2012-vintage Band To Watch, will release If Anything, their proper debut LP. We’ve already heard “Guy Picciotto,” the brief and brutal shitstorm of a first single. They’ve now followed it up with a crushing fuzz-pedal roar called “Use Your Delusion,” a song that could’ve easily appeared o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 11:49 am

Greys – “Guy Picciotto” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Toronto post-hardcore ragers Greys, a recent Band To Watch, named “Guy Picciotto,” the first single from their debut album If Anything, after the eternally badass co-leader of Fugazi. And in the song’s new video, from director Amanda Fotes, the members of the band hurl an amp off the roof of an abandoned high-rise. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2014 - 10:54 am

Greys – “Guy Picciotto”

If you make post-hardcore music, Guy Picciotto is a good person to name a song after. Picciotto led the D.C. bands Rites Of Spring, Happy Go Licky, and One Last Wish before joining the already-in-progress Fugazi and serving as the wound-up, vaguely sexual yin to Ian MacKaye’s upright yang. He’s the producer of the two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Hear Absolutely Free, Greys, Odonis Odonis, Hooded Fang, HSY, & More Cover Nirvana’s In Utero

As an anniversary tribute, many of the bands in Toronto’s music scene have teamed up to cover Nirvana’s In Utero in full, and are releasing it as a free download via Hand Drawn Dracula. In a note accompanying the album, the bands explained that despite playing very different kinds of music, they all felt connected… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 11:46 am

Greys – “Carjack” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

We named Toronto’s Greys a Band To Watch last year on the strength of their damn-near-perfect new EP, Drift. Today, we’ve got a video for “Carjack,” the song that kicks off the EP. Especially when paired with this VHS-warped smashfest, “Carjack” strikes with the kind of controlled chaos that Touch & Go greats like the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 26, 2013 - 2:50 pm