Old Gray knows pain. Weaving through their last LP An Autobiography, they explore and extrapolate distress – whether it comes from heartbreak and it’s feelings of longingness, anger and isolation, or the part that haunts you when you decide to physically move on from a bad situation – they do so by layering raw emotion, introspective lyrics, and a tempo that soars from sweet to aggressive over the course of a single song.
Look closer and you will notice Old Gray is not another punk band that screams about feelings. The introspection goes up a notch when the drummer pops in to perform spoken word and as it stands out as a pause from the heaviness, it’s brief and builds up to another climax that can cause anyone in the room to lose their shit. They are playing at Backbooth this Tuesday, August 12 2014 with openers Scrowler, You’ll Live, and Dryspell. Get tickets here. Presented by Norsekorea.
I’m going to this show because I can see how much fun the people in the screenshots above had (video below). In the beginning of the song, you can see a clear division between the stage and audience but soon the crowd sings over the band, swarms them and the stage, and by the end the drummer dives onto them – everyone becomes a part of the moment. Although pain may have gotten them there, passion took over and it became a party.
For fans of: La Dispute and Explosions in the Sky.
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