Since 2006, Raleigh’s Gray Young has been the ultimate post-punk conundrum. Somewhere in between soaring, atmospheric riffs and nuanced, delicate melodies, the band navigates extremes within a moment’s notice. Gray Young’s songs seethe with intensity and susceptibility, and the group’s style garners it comparisons with such greats as Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, and early U2. But where mellow, atmospheric rock fades out of focus, Gray Young emerges in technicolor, wielding energetic bass lines, propulsive rhythms and intricate chord progressions that flow seamlessly. Gray Young’s music is a constant push and pull between calm and chaos, and every climactic swell bears the power of a riptide.