Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Gary - Remains

Band request from Texas.

The Gary have a stripped back, brittle punk aura that sounds
like Albini has been recording them. He did, in fact engineer
last years El Camino EP but with this album, they have
gone down their own path - the music is down to its bare
bones which allows the melodic passages to shine through.
The track order makes everything flow along, giving you
the vibe of the Pixies covering Gun Club songs using
a recording studio deep in the heart of the desert.

The vocals have a world weary atmosphere which reinforces
the lyrical content. 

They are on tour in October and will be hitting Europe with Joe 4 - 
who I am currently interviewing!

Bio: 2012 marks the fourth release by Austin , TX trio The Gary, an LP titled Remains, the follow-up to last year’s Albini-recorded El Camino EP. This also marks their first full-length since 2010’s acclaimed Logan. 

The Gary began in 2008 as an informal gathering three friends with instruments, with no more ambition than to get together and break up the monotony of the workweek. Somewhere, between the discussions of music, family, favorite beer, and job-related woe, songs began to form, resulting in the Chub EP, a 7 song document of “blue-collar angst and disillusion” released in 2009. Upon an outpouring of regional interest, The Gary quickly established themselves among the burgeoning Austin music scene, and their debut EP began to receive accolades from both local and national press, much to The Gary’s surprise. 

Songs continued to accumulate, and an LP materialized- 2010’s Logan. The album was well-received, and The Gary began taking their act on the road. While in Chicago, they checked into Electrical Audio studios and recorded a session with Steve Albini. This was released in early 2011 as El Camino. Shortly after the release of El Camino, the band was invited to tour with Martha’s Vineyard Ferries, a “summer fun band” featuring Bob Weston (Shellac, Mission of Burma) and Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine). 

The Gary did two recording sessions- one in August 2011, the other in March 2012- in Denton TX at the Echo Lab with Matthew Barnhart of Tre Orsi behind the console. Both of these sessions make up their new LP Remains, out September 2012 on Sick Room Records LTD. They will be touring Europe in Autumn 2012, along with a few U.S. dates.

Listen to album at Bandcamp

Details on when release date is at Facebook

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