The Garyâ€™s sound is rooted in influences such as Silkworm, Guided By Voices, Chicago post-rock, and New Zealand noise-rock.
â€œIn the Central Texas sunlight, in the full-bore drone of Summer…â€
The Garyâ€™s origins are on the Comal River, July 2008. Paul Warner paddled over to Dave Norwood and suggested they start a band called The Gary.
Dave saw no reason why they shouldnâ€™t play in a band called The Gary, and so it began. It should be noted that both were several beers into their river journey, and it seemed like a good idea at the time. The beer-goggle phenomenon applies to band names, as well.
A week or two later, Trey Pool suggested he come and play some guitar. The band was complete. Songs were written and the band checked into East Austinâ€™s infamous Hot Tracks recording studio in November to record the seven-song Chub EP. They began playing shows with bands such as DD/MM/YYYY, Medications, Maserati, and Grant Hart of Husker Du. The band began exchanging prose and verse about a fictive stoner neâ€™er-do-well named Gary, which will soon be made available in chapbook format. Suddenly, being called The Gary didnâ€™t seem like such a bad thing, after all.
The Garyâ€™s sound is as rooted in a sense of place as it is in their influences (Silkworm, Guided By Voices, Chicago post-rock, New Zealand noise-rock, etc.) Lyrics and song delivery convey the sense of defeat accompanied by â€œgetting byâ€ in their Austin/Central Texas surroundings…
…not to mention the unfathomable heat that drives us into rivers and causes us to form bands with peculiar names.
The Gary is Dave Norwood on bass and vocals, Trey Pool on guitar, and Paul Warner on drums.