9 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Portland, Ore.–based trio carefully studied the acoustic mysticism of Led Zeppelin on their way to self-actualization. Their self-titled debut album leads with “Another,” a song with an acoustic rhythm setup straight from Zep’s iconic III album—or at least Page and Plant’s Unledded. Tribal folk flows through “Mama” and “Black Sky,” while “Kicking” rumbles a fluid, electric groove. “Arms Unknown” relies on folk-rock harmonies before expanding into a full band workout. The songs’ masterful dynamics are well represented by indie producer Phil Ek (Shins, Band of Horses), who brings a clear, broad sound that’s never pompous.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Portland, Ore.–based trio carefully studied the acoustic mysticism of Led Zeppelin on their way to self-actualization. Their self-titled debut album leads with “Another,” a song with an acoustic rhythm setup straight from Zep’s iconic III album—or at least Page and Plant’s Unledded. Tribal folk flows through “Mama” and “Black Sky,” while “Kicking” rumbles a fluid, electric groove. “Arms Unknown” relies on folk-rock harmonies before expanding into a full band workout. The songs’ masterful dynamics are well represented by indie producer Phil Ek (Shins, Band of Horses), who brings a clear, broad sound that’s never pompous.

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About Greylag

Based out of Portland, Oregon, Greylag (named after the old world ancestor of modern domestic geese) specializes in a heady blend of overcast Pacific Northwest folk-rock and rousing indie Americana that falls somewhere between Fleet Foxes, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Band of Horses, and Led Zeppelin III. Formed around the talents of Virginia native Andrew Stonestreet (lead vocal, acoustic guitar), California native Daniel Dixon (lead guitar, keyboards), and Texas native Brady Swan (drums), the trio enlisted Phil Ek (Modest Mouse, the Shins) to produce their eponymous debut album, which arrived via Dead Oceans Records in the autumn of 2014. ~ James Christopher Monger

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