I wrote about Cuff the Duke frontman Wayne Petti’s Grey Lands last year, in which his debut consisted of covers featuring all sorts of guests. Now this is his debut of original material. Wayne Petti doesn’t go it alone, though, enlisting the help of Daniel Empringham and Nick Hind-Knapp. However, Wayne Petti fulfilled an almost auteur status, if you will, as he wrote, produced, recorded and mixed this thing with some assistance from Ryan Haslett (who’s engineered many a Sloan album and a Cuff the Duke record) and Graham Walsh (who’s been involved with Alvvays, Viet Cong, METZ, Lights, Great Lake Swimmers and numerous other acts in some shape or form). Paper Bag Records describes this record as a “throwback to the early days of indie rock,” so if you’re a fan of Pavement or Sonic Youth, especially, give Grey Lands a try. As an added bonus, the price you see on Paper Bag Records’ site is in Canadian so if you’re American, rejoice. Listen to Right Arm below via the Spotify player and watch the music video for “False Alarm” – see what you think of them. Cheers!

The Details

Paper Bag Records is excited to announce the release of Right Arm, the debut album from Grey Lands featuring Wayne Petti, Daniel Empringham and Nick Hind-Knapp. The album is slated for release on September 11th. Watch the video for “False Alarm” here.

Right Arm is a throwback to the early days of American indie rock. Clocking in at just over 30 minutes, the album’s eight tracks are washed with spiked feedback that recalls Slanted and Enchanted or even Daydream Nation along with low frequency, start/stop, Swans-esque punches of bottom-end.

Written, produced, recorded and mixed by Wayne Petti with assistance from Ryan Haslett (Sloan) and Graham Walsh (Alvvays, Metz), Grey Lands debuted at a rammed Paper Bag Showcase at SXSW in March and again at NXNEin June. The first single “Another Lie” debuted on Magnet Magazine’s MP3 at3PM and PopDose.com.

Track Listing:
False Alarm
Another Lie
Lo-Fi Junkie
Life Itself
Arabian Knights
Go The Wrong Way
Recluse
Collide and Conquer

Price $21.99

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