ONGOING STREAM OF WEB LOG POSTS
It's difficult to describe the odd stream of events taking place at glassrocklife.com. You should just go there and see for yourself.
OH, SNAP! ALBUM OUT NOW!
Ecstatic News January 12th
More Album Info, Mofo
Glass Rock is grateful to announce that our vinyl burner is available through the Ecstatic Peace! store. Comes with a free download card for your digital moments. We now mentally prepare for Glass Rock II.
LIVE ON VIVA RADIO
A couple months back we did a stripped down set and way fuckin' extended interview on Viva Radio. Check out its premiere airing tomorrow at noon by logging onto www.viva-radio.com/meplusyou
if i am reading this correctly, Glass Rock has made #29 on the Uncut best of 2009 list. it is a nice list. Uncut Top 100 Albums of 2009
UK GIGS KINDLY BLOGGED
Malkmus makes an appearance, stage left and mere feet away from me, as support band Glass Rock take the stage. For a brief moment, I realise that a quick cosh on the head with my camera could scupper the Pavement reunion and the dreams of a thousand indie fanboys. Thankfully, Glass Rock - a collaboration between Tall Firs and Soft Location - are damn near hypnotizing, mainly thanks to the languid voice of Kathy Leisen. A ringer for a young Patti Smith, Leisen's honeyed slacker vocal recalls a nicotine drenched Tanya Donnelly and dispels all thoughts of Malkmus-murder.
Opening the night are Glass Rock, an amalgamation of dreamy folk-rock band Tall Firs and Detroit act Soft Location. Their music flows from arpeggiated folk leanings, all intertwining guitar lines and dream-pop vocals, to catchy alt. riffs with ease, as ‘Firs drummer Ryan Sawyer switches effortlessly between free-flowing improvisation and rhythmic pounding, and the band follow suit. Soft Location vocalist Kathy Leisen lends her delicate voice to the tracks as she nonchalantly strums her acoustic guitar, although Tall Fir’s Aaron Mullan and David Miles take the vocal reigns on a handful of songs.
April 17 Detroit MoCA