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About Grayscale

Cleveland, OH

Brit-pop influenced rock with a New Wave kiss... a mashup of U2, The Psychedelic Furs, and Pink Floyd. Straight outta Cleveland.

The Grayscale story begins with Douglas finding William through the murky soup of the Internet. They also found that they shared influences ranging from The Cure, to Snow Patrol, to U2. They rapidly assembled a catalog of alternapop gems-in-the-rough that would become their debut album, “That Flawless Flashing Day.”

Grayscale performed live as an acoustic duo while recoding “Flawless” in William’s basement. The combination of Douglas’ colorful and personal lyrics and William’s spacey melody lines formed the heart of the Grayscale sound… appealing and authentic, while still sparking a sense of whimsy.

Their follow-up album, 2010’s “Haunted Hours” was less lo-fi, but even more personal, covering everything from love, to lust, to loss, with plenty of spirituality and booze sprinkled in between. They closed out ’10 with the release of their Holiday single “What I want for Christmas is Summer.”

Grayscale’s songs have frequently appeared in national and international television shows on MTV, Bravo, HGTV, and Animal Planet.

In 2011, Grayscale released "End of the World" MaxiSingle, and a new holiday single," No Time of Year like Christmas." They are hard at work for a new full-length release for 2012.


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