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Greyfield

Greyfield: Soundtrack to the SummerSoundtrack to the Summer (2003)
Search and Rescue

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


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Hmmm, where do I begin. Well the first thing that came to mind when I heard Greyfield's CD Soundtrack To The Summer was pop-punk, incredibly pop-punk. Greyfield is a four piece band from Jacksonville Florida who has just finished their first CD. They have been together for a little over a year an.
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Hmmm, where do I begin. Well the first thing that came to mind when I heard Greyfield's CD Soundtrack To The Summer was pop-punk, incredibly pop-punk. Greyfield is a four piece band from Jacksonville Florida who has just finished their first CD. They have been together for a little over a year and are on Search and Rescue Records. I had never heard of them before, but I am sure with how the pop-punk scene is slowly taking over MTV and the radio, you may be seeing these guys in the future.

As far as the pop-punk genre goes, I would say these guys sound like a mix of The Riddlin' Kids and Midtown. From track one, "Note To Self," you are hit with power-chords, and they do not stop until the last track. However, as generic as the sound seems, their drums are noteworthy, standing out a little from the formulaic sound. But don't expect to be blown away.

It is easy to tell that Greyfield is a young band. Their lyrics consist mainly of young high school relationships and situations - including lyrics about wanting to hook up with a girl at an after-party in their second track, "Party After the Show." They have a sugary connotation, and a teenager persona.

The CD carries out an immense amount of energy from beginning, to end, until it slightly mellows with the last track "Gainesville Heartbreak." This track talks about graduation day and losing his high school love, and she leaves, and the singer wonders will he ever love again.

I wish there was more I could tell you about the album and this band, but I think what I have written pretty much sums it up. If you are a fan of the pop-punk scene, you will love these guys. They fit the definition to at T with their lyrics and sound. Apparently they have caught on extremely well in the Jacksonville area, and have opened for bands such as Goldfinger, the Riddlin' Kids, Taking Back Sunday, and more. However, it pop-punk is not your scene, then I would not suggest checking them out. But when you are in the mood for a light, easy listen, these guys can do the job.

 


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finobsession (January 4, 2005)

they toured with Goldfinger, Riddlin' Kids, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday and Yellowcard. Not just opened up for them in Jacksonville. Plus, they've been broken up for about 2 years now. Oh, and kids...don't bash something you've never heard before. It's bad manners. Go suck Rancid's dick or something.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

Awesojme!

Anonymous (June 25, 2003)

winnipeg scene is the best:

propagandhi
burn the 8 track
malefaction
the weakerthans
sixty stories

boldredletters (May 5, 2003)

I haven't heard this album, but I saw them open for Coheed and Cambria about a month ago, and they were pretty bad.

and, on a side note, a couple of good bands from florida (off the top of my head):

hot water music
shai hulud
planes mistaken for stars
the south
darius axis
against me!

hm, there were more, i was sure of it.

Anonymous (May 3, 2003)

Yeah, Dinkus 9 are fun guys. They stayed at my house for about 4 days back during their tour with Greyfield. Fun times had by all, I'd give details but the cops would come knockin on my door.

Anonymous (May 1, 2003)

Florida kind of has shitty scenes... I live in Gainesville though, and it's pretty cool. Mostly bands supporting bands and there aren't many venues, but there's a lot of different types of music going on here, and many of the local bands are tight as hell. Why do people always fucking have to rip on Florida anyway?

sickboi (May 1, 2003)

Is the cover art supposed to be a ripoff of Seinfeld? Cause that was the first thing "Greyfield" made me think of.

lieutenant (April 30, 2003)

I'm glad Fueled By Ramen hasn't picked this band up. They've gone too far downhill within the last year or two as it is.

Anonymous (April 30, 2003)

Great comment on the Souls sickboi.... so true. I saw greyfield earlier this year, and was not impressed at all. If you're going to play stereotypical poppunk at least have some stage presence. However, they played w/ a ska/punk band called dinkus 9 who absolutely owned.... check them out sometime.

Anonymous (April 30, 2003)

The only real "Soundtrack to Summer" is the Bouncing Soul's "How I Spent My Summer Vacation".

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 30, 2003)

The Good Charlotte drummer is in Wakefield. Not Grayfield. and the AAA guy isn't in the band anymore if you were paying attention to punknews.org! His new band is on a major label. Weird how much he changed from Hopeless Records underground political punk rock to Sony Records alt punk rock. Who knows.

Anonymous (April 30, 2003)

"Wow. Florida must have the worst music scene out of any state in the country."

Are you out of your fucking mind? Mabey its better than you dont know the splendor that is Gainsville.

bahhh,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

isn't good charlotte's first drummer in this band

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

don't forget other florida rock juggernauts like limp bizkit...have you ever wondered if there were any underground boy bands...i bet florida would have a killer scene

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

Wow. Florida must have the worst music scene out of any state in the country.

Yeah. I think we do. There are a couple good bands (Less Than Jake, Against Me), but we can't forget pop music sensations like NSYNC.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

It's pop-punk, you either like the genre or you don't.

That's hardly true. I consider Smoking Popes, and All as two very good pop punk bands. Then there are bands like these. And a LOT of them.

Icapped2pac (April 29, 2003)

Wow, one of their members is in AAA? That means if they ever suffer the broken-down-van plight that so many bands do, they can get a tow truck for free! Hopefully, though, the tow-truck driver will be the unstable, psychotic type, and he'll gut them all and eat their innards with a plastic Frosty spoon from Wendy's. His name would be Zeke, and he would be a hero to all you "real" punks out there. I would actually consider myself a pop-punk fan in general, but fucking ENOUGH already. These guys are the new Tora Tora.

(and yeah, I know, Against All Authority, right? Shut up then.)

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

Kinda hard to see how one of their members is in AAA.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

Wow. Florida must have the worst music scene out of any state in the country.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

Kinda like if you were into Jazz or the Blues, would you give At The Drive In a good review?


Yes. Some people are into a variety of genres.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

It's pop-punk, you either like the genre or you don't. I think the album is pretty good though if you are into that kind of music. Kinda like if you were into Jazz or the Blues, would you give At The Drive In a good review?

FortyMinutesWest (April 29, 2003)

If this relly is the soundtrack to my summer, I'm going to be really pissed.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

I like some Randy in the summer, but I'm all about chillin' out with some Hepcat myself.

Fuck this band, though.

Strewtho (April 29, 2003)

Gotta agree with hungryjoe there, Human atom bombs is sensational

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

Why I hate people.

hungryjoe (April 29, 2003)

i've always thought Randy's "Human Atom Bombs" was the perfect soundrack to the summer.

but that's just me.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

....yep.

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