Man In Gray is a Brooklyn quintet that (according to their press kit), “Plays noisy, whip-smart indie rock with one pretty guitar, one ferocious guitar, one punk bass, and one jackhammer drummer. Screams and whispers from Tina rise above the mayhem like a lightning rod, drawing it all together. With songs about shock, awe, and why February 14th is dumb, Man in Gray turns familiar post-punk sources into something entirely new. Even as they play heart-racingly hard and fast, they never sacrifice precision or the pretty parts. Their live show is a wake-up call for the bored, the jaded, the tired, the arms-folded mopers. It’s an enthusiastic soundtrack to mayhem, careening from sharp pop harmonies to violent, sweaty rock. A little dancey, a little trashy, yet somehow always classy.
I also love that they say their favorite drink is more scotch. Ha!
A little bit Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Pixies, and The Clash all rolled up into a great little indie-punk blast of fun. Below are two demos from their upcoming full-length due out this spring as well as a great track from their EP on Serious Business Records. Heck, you can watch their video for the song “Thirty-six” here.