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.
The band hunkered down over 4 days at Shorefire Recording Studios to craft five multi-genre spanning songs. The sessions were live, raw, and sweaty.
What came 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