We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Grex’s new song “Husk” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Electric Ghost Parade, which is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2018. You can purchase the album here.
Karl Evangelista of Grex explains:
‘Electric Ghost Parade’ is both a kind of spiritual tribute to the epic psychedelic albums of the 1960’s and a culmination of Grex’s work exploring the interstices of indie songwriting, noise, and free jazz. We endeavored to make something both primordially familiar and uniquely personal. ‘Husk’ is a song about the needling insistence of depression. ‘Martha’ is our threnody for the last of the passenger pigeons – a species of bird once so commonplace that their flocks could blot out the sun.
You can also check out a live studio performance of their song “Martha” below.
July 20 – Aameda, CA at Fireside Lounge (Record Release Show) – Facebook Event
About the band:
Grex, an art rock band based out of Oakland, California, is a collaboration between guitarist/vocalist Karl Evangelista, a Los Angeles native, and keyboardist/vocalist Rei Scampavia, originally from Arlington, Virginia. The band’s mission: to explore the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange songcraft and the dark outer reaches of experimental music. Their music brings to mind the explosive energy of Jimi Hendrix, the dark power of the Pixies, and the whimsical weirdness of Deerhoof. Grex’s most recent album, entitled Electric Ghost Parade, is its magnum opus—an exhilarating, incendiary, and unpredictable paean to the epic psychedelic albums of the 1960’s, traversing the cutting edge of modern indie rock, noise, and free jazz.
Top photo by Katerina Simonetti