BIOGRAPHY

Adrift is the third album from Minneapolis quartet, Greycoats. It continues the historical and mythological narrative of their previous releases: the moody, dystopian WWI imagery of Setting Fire to the Great Unknown (2008) and the hubris and pomp of the 1939 World’s Fair on World of Tomorrow (2013). Adrift takes the listener from the starting line of the space race to the launching of the Voyager probes. One could say the band beat their guitars into synthesizers, or one could simply say they surrendered to the night.

Their lunar voyage finds hunters and wanderers chasing messianic visions beyond the boundaries of certainty—where envy, confusion and madness await.

Greycoats is universally acclaimed as one of America's greatest living bands. Their songs have always been driven by pathos and haunted by transcendence, becoming living symbols of our times.

PRESS FOR WORLD OF TOMORROW

World of Tomorrow... is just great–there’s no reason at all that ‘Prometheus, Glow!’ shouldn’t have become a massive hit, and the rest of it is filled with terrific, inventive, melodic songwriting, absolutely transcending even the high promise of their first album.
— l’étoile magazine
World of Tomorrow is bold in content and glorious in composition, an arrangement woven with touches of intimacy and beauty.
— City Pages
These are songs shaped, honed, crafted and translated in a way that may make more sense next to an Anselm Kiefer painting than if played on a DJ’s Saturday night playlist.
— Josh Cook, Thirty Two Magazine
There’s this big and bold feeling that flawed man will prevail.
— Sean Moeller, daytrotter
The band is for indie-lovers who aren’t afraid to cross genres and explore the meaning of musical narratives on a deeper level.
— Secrets of the City
Frontman Jon Reine has a high-lonesome voice like Andrew Bird, and his new songs, such as ‘Prometheus, Glow!’ and ‘No Encores,’ are steeped in stylish, Bowie-spiked guitar-pop.
— Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune
In the original Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Gene Wilder quotes the brilliant 19th-century British poet, Arthur O’Shaughnessy, ‘We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams.’ What he’s saying is, “Look, don’t try to bring your world crashing into mine. There are no limits to what is possible. We can create what we want to create and I believe that that’s a lot of what this band does when they approach writing their music... There’s a singular and unique vision that Greycoats articulate, regardless of the given whims and trends.
— Brian Oake, KMCP, The Current (Minneapolis, MN)

Photography by Corey Gaffer

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