Published Apr 13, 2011We recently caught word of the pummelling Toronto band Greys when they opened for Mike Watt this weekend. Now, the post-punk-tinged heavy rockers have revealed plans for Ultra Sorta, their debut EP.
While the press release name-checks Fugazi, Nirvana and Hot Snakes/Drive Like Jehu guitarist John Reis, it goes on to insist that, "they're no throwback band, however. Far from it. They simply display the raw, aggressive, yet artful and progressive traits bands haven't shown off in over a decade -- especially in their hometown. They play very, very loud rock music, and that's enough cause for applause."
Ultra Sorta will be available on coloured ten-inch vinyl via Concession Records on April 26. After that, Greys embark on a North American tour that will bring them through Ontario, New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia, along with select appearances in the U.S.
All tour dates are available below, as well as a stream of the track "Black Lodge."
3. "Simple Living"
4. "City of Broken Lights"
5. "Black Lodge"
4/30 Toronto, ON - United Steelworkers Hall
5/12 Ottawa, ON - Avant Garde
5/15 Fredericton, NB - F Studio
5/17 Charlottetown, PEI - The Refinery
5/18 Halifax, NS - Club 1668
5/21 Lunenberg, MA - Andrew Hall
5/22 Fitchburg, MA - Rabbit Hole
5/29 Baltimore, MD - Charm City Art Space
6/2 Detroit, MI - Old Miami
6/3 Chicago, IL - Reggie's
6/4 Sarnia, ON - Trinity Lounge