The Graylings -- (Band Review)

I first heard the single In The Night and it came with a vocal sound that immediately put me in mind of Emmylou and Ronstadt.

The soft melody, especially the chorus, reminded me of stripped down Isbell tune and this combination gave the track a retro vibe that hooked me enough to dive in deeper.

I dug into the album titled TELL ME HOW IT ENDS and was surprised by the varied sound of this band led my husband and wife Zachary and Bridget Galanis who take turns handling lead vocals.

The first single, Golden Line carries that power ballad vibe of the 70s, but feels fresh just the same.

However my favorite tracks are scattered throughout this 13 Track album. My favorite is titled Slayer on Cassette. All of the lyrics are published on the band website but here is the opening to Slayer on Cassette.

She's a certain somethin’ at the caffeine dispensary. Pale and pretty, dressed for the 90’s. A transplant angeleno. If you want to go to college you’d better learn to accept a millstone of debt hangin’ ‘round your neck. Unless your parents can pay for it. So she listens to Slayer on the cassette, Seasons in the Abyss. It’s a good way to rage, a healthy way to forget. When headbanging girls, headbanging girls get depressed.

I will leave you with one more video from the band.

I found no tour information on The Graylings, but I am hoping since this is an LA based band that I can catch a show soon and report back as to how the sound holds up in a live show. 


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