Saturday, September 5, 2009

Philadelphia Weekly show preview for GIANT SQUID & GRAYCEON

Giant Squid + Grayceon: Already commanding the majesty and breadth of an instrumental band, Giant Squid seals the deal by employing guy-girl vocals that toe the line between creepy and romantic. The San Francisco troupe’s sweeping second album, The Ichthyologist, is dense in delivery and prolonged in duration, but with some levity in there as well. Despite the greedy reach its name implies, Giant Squid shares cellist/singer Jackie Perez Gratz with SF trio Grayceon, who are second-billed on this tour. Pitched more to the metal side of gloomy atmospherics, Grayceon also venture into subterranean passages without a voice to guide the way. At other times, vocals emerge like foreboding clouds. Wicked. Doug Wallen 9pm. $8. With Rosetta + Cable. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave. 215.739.5577.

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