GREX IS: Karl A.D. Evangelsta-guitar, vox, M. Rei Scampvia Evangelista-keys, vox, Robert Lopez-drums
Grex has been called "essential current-and-future listening," a "near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock." (Tiny Mix Tapes) Grex is not just "eclectic"--it synthesizes all of its influences into a brand of song based experimental rock that is unique, fun, and endlessly surprising. The band's mighty, twisted music has drawn comparisons to English Prog Rock (Henry Cow, The Cardiacs), creative jazz (Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane), and noise rock (Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground).
BRAiN CHiLD OF DRUMMER/COMPOSER JORDAN GLENN,WiENER KiDS BEGAN AS A DUO WiTH GUiTARiST, COMPOSER, MUSiCAL THiNKER STEiNi GUNNARSSON iN 2007. AFTER STEiNi MOVED BACK TO HiS NATiVE iCELAND, JORDAN PiCKED THE PROJECT UP AGAiN A YEAR LATER, THiS TiME WiTH HELP OF REED MASTERS ARAM SHELTON AND CORY WRiGHT.
AS THE YEARS HAVE GONE BY THE PALLET OF THE BAND HAS EXPANDED TO iNCORPORATE PERCUSSiVE SOUNDS FROM NEAR AND FAR. OBJECTS/iNSTRUMENTS iNCLUDE GONGS, TiN CANS, TiBETAN BOWLS, BUNT PANS, CHROMATiC COWBELLS, ANGKLUNG (bamboo rattles), TRiANGLES, CAR SPRiNGS, SUiTCASE-ViBRAPHONE, GLOCKENSPiELS, AND VARiOUS WHiSTLES, DRUMS AND BELLS.
THE MUSIC iS iNSPiRED BY SMALL DOGS, OLD BiKES, MUPPETS, CHEAP HALLOWEEN DECORATiONS, BABiES WiTH GLASSES AND OTHER WiENER KiDS. iT’S FAST AND iT’S SLOW. iT’S LOUD AND iT’S SOFT. iT WiLL MAKE YOU LAUGH, iT WiLL MAKE YOU CRY, iT WiLL MAKE YOU SCRATCH YOUR HEAD. iT’S MUSiC MADE BY EX/CURRENT WEAKLiNGS FOR EVERYONE!