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Carpark Records Reissue ‘Wendyfix’ and ‘Remy’ albums

Carpark RecordsCarpark Records have released two special new albums from label founder Todd Hyman’s early 90’s college bands, Wendyfix and Remy. Originally released on cassette and long since out of print, these gems of indie rock are newly re-mixed and re-mastered from the original half-inch tape masters, and are being digitally released for the first time on Todd Hyman‘s Carpark Records.

Wendyfix‘s LP is available from Carpark Records here and via all digital outlets here.

Remy‘s EP is available digitally from Carpark Records here and all digital outlets here

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Greys

Warmer Shadow

Carpark Records / Buzz Records
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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

What can you say about an album whose choice of cover art is the same as your great aunts choice of wallpaper? Warm Shadow is a strange beast of an album and is a companion piece to Greys’ acclaimed sophomore album, Outer Heaven, that was released back in April. Warm Shadow is comprised of original material by the band, as well as elements from the Outer Heaven recording sessions. The album was released via Bandcamp on October 5th, via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.

Warm Shadow is a sprawling experimental album that combines elements of garage, psychedelia, punk, and pretty much everything else that’s from the dark underbelly of the music world, to create an experimental soundscape. The album opens with Minus Team, this is a dark Sonic Youth inspired noisefest that opens proceedings nicely, UberEats starts as a piece of minimalist power pop, before exploding into fully fledged storm of grungy distortion that in turn abruptly turns into a surreal ending of tape loops and effects. I’d Hate To Be An Actress is a dark lo-fi slice of melancholy discord, and that’s only over the first three tracks. The album continues to change constantly, veering madly between styles and retaining a level of unpredictability that makes this a truly original and challenging album.

An album this varied and unusual is never going to be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s doubtful that even their die hard fans would admit to liking everything on this album, every single track is unique and unusual, and a lot more experimental than it’s sister album. Warm Shadow is the perfect companion to Outer Heaven, whilst that album could never be described as mainstream or in any way, shape or form pop, that is what it sounds like compared to Warm Shadow, this is the sound of a band exploring their dark and experimental side, and they do it well. For anyone who likes their albums to be unpredictable and mind expanding then this this is something you need to explore, for me it’s best enjoyed alongside Outer Heaven but it works equally well as a separate and dark entity. Warm Shadow will be available as a Pay What You Can download on Bandcamp through October 12th, and all proceeds during this time will be donated to Toronto non-profit SisteringSistering is a trans-inclusive agency supporting women from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. 

Warm Shadow can be downloaded here

Greys – Fresh Hell

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Fresh Hell” and is the first new material since their sophomore LP, Outer Heaven, which dropped this past April via Carpark Records and Buzz Records

Listen to the song below along with upcoming tour dates.

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Greys Stream New LP

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a full stream of their sophomore LP, Outer Heaven, which is due out April 22, 2016 via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.  The album follows their previous 7″, Repulsion, released back in October 2015 via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.

Listen to the full disc here courtesy SPIN.

Video: Greys – Blown Out

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the track “Blown Out” and comes from their latest 7″, Repulsion, released back in October 2015 via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.  The band released their debut full-length If Anything back in 2014.

Watch the new video below.

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Greys Stream New 7″

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a full stream of their new 7″, Repulsion, due out October 30, 2015 via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.  The band released their debut full-length If Anything back in 2014.

Listen to the full disc here.

Video: Greys – The Voyeur

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the track “The Voyeur” and comes from their upcoming new 7″, Repulsion, due out October 30, 2015 via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.  The band released their debut full-length If Anything back in 2014.

Watch the new video below.

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Greys – I’d Hate To Be An Actor

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “I’d Hate To Be An Actor” and comes from their upcoming new 7″, Repulsion, due out October 30, 2015 via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.  The band released their debut full-length If Anything back in 2014.

Listen to the new tune here on Fader.

Video: Greys – Adderall

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the track “Adderall” and is off their debut full-length If Anything, which arrived this past June via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.

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Cloud Nothings Announce Tour, Post Video

Cloud NothingsCleveland, OH post hardcore band Cloud Nothings are out on the road now in support of their latest album, Here and Nowhere Else, released back in April via Carpark Records. Dates in the fall will feature support from Detroit garage punks Tyvek, and the remaining dates in July will have the UK psychedelic surf trio The Wytches in tow. 

Check out full dates, and Cloud Nothings’ latest video for Psychic Trauma below.

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Greys – Pretty Grim

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “Pretty Grim” and is off their upcoming debut full-length If Anything, which arrives via Carpark Records and Buzz Records on June 17, 2014.

Check out the song below.

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Video: Greys – Use Your Delusion

GreysToronto punk act Greys has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the single, “Use Your Delusion” off their upcoming debut full-length If Anything, which arrives via Carpark Records and Buzz Records on June 17, 2014.

Watch the full video below.

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Greys – Guy Picciotto

Toronto’s Greys have premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “Guy Picciotto” and is from their forthcoming new album, If Anything, due out June 17, 2014 via Carpark/Buzz Records

Listen to the full song here.

Tour: Cloud Nothings

Cloud NothingsCleveland indie rock band Cloud Nothings  have announced a series of spring dates across North America and Europe. The band are supporting their 4th full length, Here and Nowhere Else which is due to drop on April 1st via Carpark Records. A live video one of the songs from the upcoming release, titled I’m Not Part Of Me has also been released.

Check out full tour dates and the video for I’m Not Part Of Me below:

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