Greylag – “Another” (Stereogum Premiere)

Greylag – “Another” (Stereogum Premiere)

Greylag have that special something. The Portland trio plays a virtuosic Led Zeppelin III strain of folk-rock that could easily carry them to popularity on par with, say, Fleet Foxes (to cite their most recent precursor), one that will win them fans across many musical subcultures. Greylag will release their self-titled debut on Dead Oceans this fall; today they present the opening track “Another.” Its folksy guitar figures and steady stomping rhythm sound like the wind whipping over rolling hills — or is that just CSNY at their most Fleetwood Mac? Apparently they’re named for a type of goose that lingers behind other migrant birds to “hold back and observe,” and although “Another” pleasantly ambles along, it never loses sight of where it’s going. Also, you might be surprised by this, but they don’t have much going on in the facial hair department. Listen below.

Greylag is out 10/14 on Dead Oceans. Pre-order it in a whopping four ways: through the label, iTunes, Amazon, or an indie record store near you.

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