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DC’s The Grey Area leaves no gray areas – well constructed pop

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The Grey Area

The Grey Area is an indy-rock band from DC with only two members. They use the same lineup The White Stripes used before them – guitar and drums – to make a very full and focused sound.

Jason (guitar) is a composer with music in his family blood (his dad composed children’s songs). TJ (drums) was raised in a gospel church setting. Both benefitted from being exposed to many different styles of music while growing up, and gaining appreciation for everything from Zeppelin to The Beatles to Gershwin.

Other indy bands trying to break through could learn from their approach. They have already recorded several songs, but plan to release them as singles so they can focus promotion on one at a time instead of trying to promote a full CD as most bands do. When you think about it, that’s not a bad idea; in this day and age where attention is short-lived, most listeners are already using Youtube and Facebook. They’ve released their first song, the upbeat power pop track “Ourselveswhose video shows off a sense of humor and a song with a great melodic hook and memorable lyrics. It was shot in New York City without the aid of any permits. It’s good enough that I’m going to check back regularly to see what else they release.

You can catch The Grey Area at Jammin Java on July 19, when they’ll be the headliners.

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Written by glennfink

July 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

Posted in music, pop, rock, songwriter

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  1. The concert began with a sparse, seemingly through composed piece for the quintet of guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and winds.

    Timothy Wallace z

    December 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

  2. The concert began with a sparse, seemingly through composed piece for the quintet of guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and winds.

    Samuel Nathan z

    December 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm


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