Gray Young are the kind of band you don’t really expect to still exist. The Raleigh, NC group are pumping out quality post-rock influenced music (but with vocals) that fans of The Appleseed Cast, or Explosions In The Sky should find pleasing to their ears. This kind of music reached an apex in popularity a few years back, but I don’t think enough people stuck around to to see these new bands plugging away in the genre, doing all kinds of really great stuff.
We’ve got the song “Vermillion” streaming through the jump, off their sophomore record Staysail. If you’re someone who still enjoys this kind of music, you definitely should check out the record, which will is available 307 Records.
“Gray Young’s songs seethe with intensity and susceptibility, and the group’s largely instumental style garners it comparisons with such greats as Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Ros. But where mellow, atmospheric rock fades out of focus, Gray Young emerges in technicolor, wielding energetic bass lines and intricate chord progressions that flow seamlessly. Unlike artists whose instrumentals are merely bolsters between hooks, Gray Young’s are a constant push and pull between calm and chaos, and every climactic swell bears the power of a riptide.”