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Grey Reverend One By One
Grey Reverend - One By One
(Download single) Motion Audio MODNL002, 2011-05-09

The latest artist to be championed by Jason Swinscoe's Motion Audio imprint will be familiar to fans of The Cinematic Orchestra. Brooklyn-based L.D. Brown aka Grey Reverend met Swinscoe shortly after the Cinematics main-man relocated to NYC and started going to the coffee shop run by his sister for his hot caffeinated beverages. When Swinscoe heard some of his material he was impressed by it and they met up. Eventually, he asked him to supply a cover version of To Build A Home. Swinscoe liked the resulting "mix" so much that Grey Reverend began to tour with TCO, singing with them and performing his own material in support. The single shows exactly what to expect from the forthcoming album, Of The Days. Brown performs his songs primarily as a soloist, using acoustic guitar and voice to convey his music to his audience. The devilish detail within the songs create flashes of allegory in which familiar sentiments simultaneously comfort and unnerve the senses. Compelling and positively ambiguous, with reverence for the grey, undefined areas of style, his songs are unconcerned with musical or social expectations. They sit completely outside of time and fashion, the simplicity and honesty of his voice enough to carry them.

grey reverend one by one
Grey Reverend - One By One
(Download single) Motion Audio MODNL002, 2011-05-09

Tracklisting :
01. One By One (Radio Edit)
02. Of The Days
03. Mistaken For A Martyr

Links :
greyreverend.com
twitter.com/greyrev
facebook.com/greyreverend
myspace.com/greyreverend
soundcloud.com/grey-reverend
vimeo.com/9564423
youtube.com/user/GreyReverenD1
motionaudiorecords.com
soundcloud.com/motionaudio

Press Release :
The latest artist to be championed by Jason Swinscoe's Motion Audio imprint will be familiar to fans of The Cinematic Orchestra. Brooklyn-based L.D. Brown aka Grey Reverend met Swinscoe shortly after the Cinematics main-man relocated to NYC and started going to the coffee shop run by his sister for his hot caffeinated beverages. When Swinscoe heard some of his material he was impressed by it and they met up. Eventually, he asked him to supply a cover version of "To Build A Home." Swinscoe liked the resulting "mix" so much that Grey Reverend began to tour with TCO, singing with them and performing his own material in support.

The single shows exactly what to expect from the forthcoming album, "Of The Days". Brown performs his songs primarily as a soloist, using acoustic guitar and voice to convey his music to his audience. The devilish detail within the songs create flashes of allegory in which familiar sentiments simultaneously comfort and unnerve the senses. Compelling and positively ambiguous, with reverence for the grey, undefined areas of style, his songs are unconcerned with musical or social expectations. They sit completely outside of time and fashion, the simplicity and honesty of his voice enough to carry them.

Biography :
Grey Reverend was born in Feb, 19?? and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 17 years before moving to Philadelphia to reside in a more challenging environment. He began to study music in the summer of 1996 after moving into an apartment in which an electric guitar was left behind. Studying on his own, Grey Rev began to understand some of the core elements of music composition. It was not long before he was collaborating with fellow musicians and arranging for solo as well as ensemble performances. However, the general approach has been to utilize the acoustic space.

He began performing under the moniker GreyReverend in 2004 releasing "The Grey Reverend Recordings" then "A Startled Wish" three years later. Recently collaborating with such musical minds as Jason Swinscoe of The Cinematic Orchestra, Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco, and Cynthia G. Mason - producing and performing on "Quitters Claim" 2007 HighTwo Records. Currently in preparation for his second release, Grey Reverend has been featured on Cinematic Orchestra’s "Live at Royal Albert Hall" and is currently working with them on a film score for a soon-to-be-released movie.
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