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WATCH // Greylag Release “Yours To Shake” Video Via NPR Music, Share “Songs That Inspire Us” Mix Via Guitar World

We’d like to welcome to the world the first of many Greylag videos. The Portland trio enlisted director Ben Fee to construct a video to match the intensity of single “Yours to Shake” from their debut album Greylag. Watch the trippy video above or at NPR Music.

“Often times, people are after things that they are just instinctively drawn towards. Whether or not those things are good for them, doesn’t matter too much. And those things also blind those people in the process—making them bypass, misuse, under appreciate some really magical things in the journey. Even when they fly so close to their goal, and they can see it could be the end of them, the folks still go further. This doom, and perspective, and instinct, we wanted to paint in a visually poetic way, so as to give a strong feeling, instead of beating a message into the viewers heads with an obvious ABC narrative.” - Ben Fee, Director

But wait, there’s more! The band has also thrown together a Spotify playlist detailing “Songs That Inspire Us” for Guitar World. Check it out here.

GREYLAG TOUR DATES
11/11/14 Zurich, CHRote Farbik BUY TICKETS
11/12/14 Munich, DEAtomic Cafe w/ Erland & The Carnival BUY TICKETS
11/13/14 Berlin, DEComet Club w/ Erland & The Carnival BUY TICKETS
11/15/14 The Hague, NLCrossing Border w/ Horse Thief BUY TICKETS
11/17/14 London, UKServants Jazz Quarters BUY TICKETS
11/18/14 Brussels, BEWitloofbar @ Botanique BUY TICKETS
11/20/14 Utrecht, NLLe Guess Who? BUY TICKETS

ALBUM RELEASE // Greylag Self-Titled Debut Album Out Now Worldwide, EU Tour Starts Nov. 11th




“They seem like an antidote handed down from God to shut up certain people who like to complain that they just don’t make rock bands like they used to”

- Stereogum ["Band To Watch"]

Portland-based trio Greylag joined the Dead Oceans family back in July. We first got a glimpse of the band at this year’s SXSW and today their self-titled debut full-length LP, Greylag, is out now worldwide on Dead Oceans (UK release Nov. 3rd). Recorded with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle’s Avast Studio, Greylag is a followup to the band’s 2012 seven-track EP The Only Way To Kill (Ninth Street Opus).

Greylag is out now via SC Distribution (deluxe bundle) iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

TOUR DATES
Tix / dates: http://bit.ly/greylag_tour

11/11/14 – Zurick – Rote Farbik
11/12/14 – Munich – Atomic Café
11/13/14 – Berlin – Comet Club
11/15/14 – The Hague – Crossing Border
11/17/14 – London – Servants Jazz Quarters
11/18/14 – Brussels – Witlofbar @ Botanique
11/20/14 – Utrecht – Le Guess Who?

Critics agree:

“Another’ is the first track on Greylag’s tremendously appealing self-titled debut (due out October 14), and it sets the tone for the record’s catchy and briskly strummed mini epics… the widescreen majesty of this music is decidedly rock”

- Grantland

“the trio string together various bits of ’60s rock influences: mountain-man harmonies that echo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, gentle acoustic guitars ala John Fahey and early-day Lindsey Buckingham, and even a tinge of Led Zeppelin swagger. The result is a resoundingly confident preview that is both earnest and sweeping.”

- Consequence of Sound

“From its opening chords, the album…conjures up potent sounds of Led Zeppelin’s acoustic side”

- The Oregonian

“Greylag’s wanderlusting, exploratory sound is a perfect fit for Dead Oceans”

- Portland Mercury

Find more after the jump including artwork, track list, and a live session from the band.
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LISTEN // Greylag Share Single ‘Yours To Shake’, New Album Out October 14

Today, Portland-based rockers Greylag have released the ferociously anthemic “Yours To Shake” via Brooklyn Vegan. “Yours To Shake” joins previously released single “Another” on the band’s self-titled debut album, out Oct. 14th on Dead Oceans. If you are lucky enough to find yourself on the west coast this October, the band will be playing a handful of dates with The Whigs, with more shows appearing in the near future. Full dates are below.

Pre-order Greylag now via SC Distribution (deluxe bundle) iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Also be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr (for some fantastic posts on their visual inspiration) and on Instagram.

Greylag Tour Dates
10/03/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Satellite w/ The Whigs BUY TICKETS
10/04/14 San Diego, CAThe Casbah w/ The Whigs BUY TICKETS
10/08/14 San Francisco, CARickshaw Stop w/ The Whigs BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Portland, ORMississippi Studios w/ The Whigs BUY TICKETS
10/11/14 Seattle, WABarboza w/ The Whigs BUY TICKETS

WATCH // Greylag Release New “Another” Video, Tour Dates With The Whigs, New Album Out October 14th

“‘Another’ is the first track on Greylag’s tremendously appealing self-titled debut (due out October 14), and it sets the tone for the record’s catchy and briskly strummed mini epics… the widescreen majesty of this music is decidedly rock.”
- Grantland

A little less than a month after announcing their eponymous debut album, Portland-based Greylag share the new video for lead single “Another.” Premiering via PASTE this morning, the video captures the trio’s live performance from a recent stop in their hometown, and for those of you have yet to get a taste of their live sound, watch the video above or on Youtube. Like what you see? The band has got a string of shows supporting The Whigs coming up in October. Full list of dates below.

Pre-order Greylag now via SC Distribtuion (deluxe bundle) iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Also be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr (for some fantastic posts on their visual inspiration) and on Instagram.

GREYLAG TOUR DATES (w/ The Whigs):
Fri. Oct. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
Sat. Oct. 4 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Wed. Oct. 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Fri. Oct. 10 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat. Oct. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Portland Based Greylag Joins Dead Oceans, Shares Single “Another”, Self-Titled Album Out October 13th




“Greylag have that special something. The Portland trio plays a virtuosic Led Zeppelin III strain of folk-rock that could easily… win them fans across many musical subcultures.”

- Stereogum

Today we are extremely proud to announce Portland-based trio Greylag has joined the Dead Oceans family. We first got a glimpse of the band at this year’s SXSW and have been jamming to their tunes on full blast here at Dead Oceans HQ ever since. Today, we we are excited to announce Greylag‘s self-titled debut full-length LP, Greylag, out October 14th, 2014 on Dead Oceans. Recorded with Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) at Seattle’s Avast Studio, Greylag is a followup to the band’s 2012 seven-track EP The Only Way To Kill (Ninth Street Opus).

Premiering this morning via Stereogum, preview the new album with track “Another” above or here on Youtube / Soundcloud.

Greylag is composed of Andrew Stonestreet, Daniel Dixon, and Brady Swan, three vastly talented musicians with incredibly different yet cohesive musical backgrounds. As for their name, the band explains “It’s a wild goose, from which all domestic geese originate, so it’s the first survivor, and it’s still wild, and doing things its own way – the ‘lag’ part refers to it being the last bird to migrate. It sits back and watches. We love the connotation.”

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Another by Greylag
Yours To Shake by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire

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Noctilucence by Mark McGuire

Yours To Shake by Greylag

Autumn by Bear in Heaven

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A Place To Bury Strangers
Transfixiation
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