What would happen if you put Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer, and Queens of the Stone Age in a blender? Well, you get The Gray Vines. A post modern 90’s rock band from New Jersey.
Founded by Singer/Guitarist, Jake Hoffman, his love of melodic vocals and punk-rock guitar is the driving force of the band. Through the miracle of the internet, Jake connected with drummer/vocalist, Jordan Bowen and bassist/keyboard player Casey O’Connell. After easily pounding out a few songs, the trio knew there was something special.
Enlisting producer Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker,Roger Daltrey) the band hunkered down over 3 days at Shorefire Recording Studios with engineer/mixer Joseph DeMaio (Monster Magnet, Skidrow). The sessions were live, raw, and sweaty.
What they came out of it with was the EP “Obscene” which mixes Jake’s mysterious lyricism and in-your-face guitar with Casey’s love of prog and avant garde and Jordan’s classic rock influence.
With their no-nonsense live show, The Gray Vines are ready to kick Rock n’ Roll in the ass!
What people are saying:
“There’s nothing typical about these writers, and they achieve their own level of greatness without sacrificing originality.”
-John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian
“...their sound evokes the Lemonheads, Pavement and the Vines, it's high time mid 90's post-grunge alt rock displaced EDM as the sound of this generation. The song is raw, urgent and deftly wry... It’s a promising debut from a band that backs up their good looks with the hooks, hops and grit to blast onto college radio and eventually KROQ, KEXP and other adventurous stations.”
- Keith Creighton, Popdose