Glasser LIVE “Treasury of We” at Carriage House

When making the Glasser album, Cameron Mesirow called up a few of her LA-based friends to pepper bits of wind-intruments, strings, drums, percussion, sarangi and everything in between over her compositions. However, faced with trying to shove a miniature orchestra into her car for tours, Cameron had to decide between playing in front of a computer/ipod or coming up with something better. She worked with the members of her new band, Van Rivers, Jon Leland, and Jason McMahon to create a synthesized way: wherein samples and synths can be run through real guitars and real drums set up as MIDI controllers. The video below and schematic above should explain it better than we can since it’s pretty awesome. If you’re curious about what specific instruments/synths/controllers the band is using there is a complete list of them at the end of the video.

That said, if you really couldn’t care less about the live setup, stick with the video for about a minute and a half and see an incredible live performance of the song “Treasury of We”. Glasser is also currently on the road with this very setup, so catch them at some point. Tour dates below the vid.

Buy Glasser Ring HERE

Directed by: Alan Del Rio Ortiz. Recorded at Carriage House Studios by Michael Cheever
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj80qdKLvLA[/youtube]

GLASSER TOUR

11/12- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room #
11/13- Chicago, IL @Lincoln Hall #
11/15- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat #
11/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/Blood Orange, ARP
11/19- Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern
11/20- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
#= w/Twin Shadow

Magic Kids “Hey Boy” and “Cry With Me Baby” (Live At Levitt Shell)

To celebrate Magic Kids’ release of Memphis a little over a month ago, the band joined together with the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra to bring the arrangements of their debut to life. Levitt Shell, supposed home of Elvis’ first public performance hosted every type of Memphian- young and old came together to share the music, Zach from Goner gave a beautiful introduction. The band rolled through their record with confidence and fun- they charmed us, Bennett led the band, almost falling off the stage a couple of times….but those songs…flanked by the boom of the full orchestra they were intended to be played with blew us away.

We’ve said it before, but hearing Magic Kids’ songs in that context really drove home the fact that they’re writing timeless, classic pop songs that should be treasured for a long time to come. The night was a memorable one but luckily we have a couple of these videos to help us experience these treasures in full HD vision. Directed by Joel T Rose.

Magic Kids begin a full U.S. tour with fellow-Memphian Bosco Delrey this Friday. Go see them live and catch something special.

Buy Magic Kids Memphis HERE

Fri 11/05 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Ω
Sun 11/07 Houston, TX @ Numbers Ω
Mon 11/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Ω
Wed 11/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 Ω
Fri 11/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/Bosco, Big Troubles
Sat 11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω w/Bosco, Fergus & Geronimo, Sweet Bulbs
Mon 11/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Ω
Tue 11/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Ω
Wed 11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Ω
Thu 11/18 Nashville, TN @ The End Ω
Ω = w/Bosco Delrey

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egyiyAihL4E[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqGJ1TXW_M4[/youtube]

Glasser at CMJ – UPDATE “Mirrorage” video debuts!!

In addition to the awesome Glasser action this week at CMJ and beyond (see below), we’re thrilled to unveil the new video for “Mirrorage” today (via Pitchfork), directed by the great Carlos Charlie Perez:


SURPRISE!!! Those of you who have are anxiously assembling your bzzz band schedules are going to have switch some things around. Due to some creative juking and last second changes Glasser WILL BE performing a few times over CMJ. Needless to say, we’re thrilled by this twist of fate, see you at the shows!!

Thu. 10.21 Apple Store Soho In-Store, 103 Prince St. Manhattan. 7pm
Fri. 10.22 Pitchfork #Offline Festival, Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, BK 9pm (and maybe a little surprise down the street later)
Sat  10.23 FADER Fort, Delancey + Forsyth, NYC 6pm

Glasser- Mirrorage (mp3)

Also, don’t forget about these upcoming dates in November…
TOUR DATES
10/10 – Rough Trade East – London, UK (Free Entry)
10/11 – The Macbeth – London, UK (Sold Out)
10/12 – Madame Jojo’s – London, UK (White Heat)
10/13 – Le Point Emphere – Paris, FR
10/15 – ‘In The City’ Festival – NME showcase, Manchester, UK
10/16 – Internasjonalen, Oslo, NO w/Lindstrom(!!)
10/17 – Club Privat – Berlin, GE
11/3- Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/Teen Inc.
11/4- San Francisco @ Popscene (330 Ritch)
11/6- Portland, OR @ Holocene w/Pains of Being Pure At Heart
11/7- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile w/Beat Connection
11/9- Boston, MA @ Middle East w/Violens
11/10- Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore #
11/11- Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel #
11/12- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room #
11/13- Chicago, IL @Lincoln Hall #
11/15- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat #
11/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/19- Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern
11/20- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
#= w/Twin Shadow

Glasser “Mirrorage” mp3 + New Tour Dates


Glasser just finished up a run of U.S. Dates with Gayngs. They shared the stage on a number of occasions, recorded a video together, and by most accounts blew a lot of minds. It doesn’t stop for Glasser though. Right about now, Cameron and the band should be landing on the shores of the United Kingdom for a run of U.K and European dates before embarking on a full U.S, tour. We have these dates along with some new U.S. ones (in bold) below.

Also, we’re also thrilled to share a new standout track from Ring (now available in everywhere), Mirrorage. You’ll be seeing some reinterpretations, both visual and aural, of this track in the coming weeks but for the time being, here it is in its original glory.

Glasser Mirrorage (mp3)

Buy Ring HERE (and get a full mp3 download of the album instantly)

TOUR DATES
10/10 – Rough Trade East – London, UK (Free Entry)
10/11 – The Macbeth – London, UK (Sold Out)
10/12 – Madame Jojo’s – London, UK (White Heat)
10/13 – Le Point Emphere – Paris, FR
10/15 – ‘In The City’ Festival – NME showcase, Manchester, UK
10/16 – Internasjonalen, Oslo, NO w/Lindstrom(!!)
10/17 – Club Privat – Berlin, GE
11/3- Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/Teen Inc.
11/4- San Francisco @ Popscene (330 Ritch)
11/6- Portland, OR @ Holocene w/Pains of Being Pure At Heart
11/7- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile w/Beat Connection
11/9- Boston, MA @ Middle East w/Violens
11/10- Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore #
11/11- Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel #
11/12- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room #
11/13- Chicago, IL @Lincoln Hall #
11/15- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat #
11/16- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/19- Hartford, CT @ Arch Street Tavern
11/20- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
#= w/Twin Shadow

Magic Kids “Candy” for Yours Truly

Magic Kids were in the Bay Area for the first time. They played Valentines Day with Girls and Smith Westerns the night before and it was a beautiful show. The next day they cobbled together this orchestra, which features Christopher + Garrett from Girls, Max from Smith Westerns, some friends of someone’s aunt who had a weekend flute club, a real string section and some more random friends to play this early version of Candy for the Yours Truly guys. It was kind of a rainy day but it felt so warm in that room. Hope you enjoy. Video is hosted HERE on your’s truly’s site which also has a nice letter from the band.

The band is leaving for Europe this week and coming back for a tour of the states. Tour dates HERE

Order Magic Kids Memphis HERE

[vimeo width=”500″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/14569292[/vimeo]

Glasser’s Ring out TODAY and new Tour Dates


Hey Folks! The day is finally here. Glasser’s fantastic debut “Ring” is in stores now. You can pick it up at your local, on itunes (where it’s specially priced and includes 2 bonus tracks) or the True Panther Store (where you can order now and get an instant mp3 download of the album).

Cameron and the band are currently holed up in Justin Vernon’s studio in the wilds of Minnesotta rehearsing for their upcoming tour with Gayngs. You can see some photos of Gayngs/Glasser jamming together HERE. Their shows together are below, but we’re also happy to announce a new round of dates, this time with fellow New Yorkers Twin Shadow!

New tour dates below in BOLD
9/29- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
9/30- Chicago, IL @ Metro *
10/1- Alfred, NY @ Alfred University (Students only) *
10/2- Boston, MA @ Paradise  *
10/3- New York, NY @ Webster Hall  *
10/4- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg  *
10/5- Washington, DC @ Black Cat  *
10/6- Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle  *
11/3- Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
11/4- San Francisco @ Popscene (330 Ritch)
11/6- Portland, OR @ Holocene ‡
11/7- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
11/10- Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore #
11/11- Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel #
11/12- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room #


* w/Gayngs
# w/Twin Shadow
‡ w/Pains of Being Pure At Heart

LISTEN TO RING

Glasser‘s debut album Ring, is set to hit stores on 9/28. Something we haven’t spent much time talking about is how the album is loosely structured like the chiastic (or, Ring) structure used in ancient literature. Ideas are paired in symmetric order, often leading bidirectionally towards a certain concept. Songs are used to represent often contradictory emotional states.. So we wanted your first listen to it to reflect that. No set beginning or end, just dive into the album and go with it.


New Yorkers, Glasser made a special listening installation of the album. Go hang out at AVA Project in the East Village this weekend, bring a beer, and maybe a little pocket change because over the next three days, you can purchase a limited clear vinyl copy of the record at the space 2 weeks before release date (9/28).

Then Glasser is taking off for a string of tour dates with Gayngs, but starting it all off with a really special album release show at Amoeba in Los Angeles!

ON TOUR W/GAYNGS (Feat. Bon Iver)
Sept 24 Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba Hollywood (Record Release Show)
Sept 29
Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Sept 30 Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 2 Boston, MA @ Paradise
Oct 3 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 5 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Oct 7 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Delorean- Real Love Video

A few months ago, when talking about the meaning behind the song “Real Love and possible ideas for a video Ekhi said something like “Real love is being in a state of conflict against the outside world”. Focus Creeps took this concept and ran with it, making a beautiful, dreamy and ultimately pretty psychedelic and creepy video for “Real Love”. Enjoy!

Order Subiza HERE
Order Real Love single HERE

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSlg-JWQJa4[/youtube]

Tour Dates
China, Japan, Australia and Spain dates coming up check HERE
Fri Nov 5 – Hailey’s – Denton, TX *
Mon Nov 8 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ *
Wed Nov 10 – GAMH – San Francisco, CA *
Sat Nov 13 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC *
Tue Nov 16 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN *
Wed Nov 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL *
Thu Nov 18 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON *
Fri Nov 19 – Le Belmont – Montreal, QC *
Sat Nov 20 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA *
Mon Nov 22 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA *
Tue Nov 23 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
* w/
Lemonade

Magic Kids new video “Superball”

This week Magic Kids released their record, played a symphony accompanied show for 500 of their hometown friends and fans, and left for a week-long instore tour. But the news doesn’t stop here. Happy to share this new video for “Superball” directed by Jack Ferry. Evokes some simple classic vids, faces, instruments, soft-focus lights…eternally into it.

Order Magic Kids “Memphis” HERE (and get an instant mp3 download of the album)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inp3Dh1zib8[/youtube]

Thank You Memphis


Tonight’s Magic Kids show at the Levitt Bandshell was really really special. Thank you to the hundreds of people that came out, the Memphis Youth Symphony who helped realize the ambition of the band’s arrangements, Goner Records for selling (and selling out of) the album, and of course Magic Kids. The city of Memphis is truly a strange and wonderful place and I can’t think of a more strange and wonderful tribute than tonight. Really bowled over.

Also really excited about the response people have been having to the record. Reviews are trickling in little by little but so far so good. Prefix assigned it one of the top 3 scores they’ve given any record so far this year. Thank you. A few nice selections below….

PREFIX– “A truly ineffable pop album. The Magic Kids are going at your heart with every melodic tool in their arsenal — shouts and synths, strings and sugary production — all in an effort to make your summer (or fall, or winter, or old age) that much better.”

Washington Post– “more than a simple exercise in retro charm … a fully realized and immaculately executed pop vision.”

One Thirty BPM– “Memphis is a little record that sounds massive ….Memphis is a truly lovely album, one that can transport even the most cynical of grizzled old folks back to the glory days of their youth, and a very promising start to a band’s career.”

Lincoln Journal Star– “”Magic Kids have created some magical, gorgeous classic pop here, one of the most pleasant and engaging surprises I’ve heard in months.”

Order Memphis HERE

Magic Kids Memphis out NOW (Cassette + Symphony + Dates)


Magic Kids’ pop-odyssey MEMPHIS hits the streets today. We’re celebrating the occasion on a few fronts. For those of you all over the world, we pressed up a very limited edition surprise version of the album on Cassette. It’s limited to 250 copies to be sold at a few future shows, but for the time being, you can purchase the tape (along with CD/LP) until it runs out on the True Panther and Matador stores. Get an instant mp3 download of the record with order as well.

Order CD/LP/Tape/DA HERE

For those of you in Memphis, the band are celebrating the album’s release with a really special one-time performance alongside the Memphis Youth Symphony. Memphis is flipping out about the event, a benefit for MYS and a special way for the band to capture the more baroque elements of the record in a way that’s difficult to on the road.  You can read about it here, here and here. Supposedly the Levitt Shell is where Elvis played some of his first shows. YES!

For those of you in the rest of the country, the band are embarking on basically a 3-month world tour that starts out with a tour of Southern independent record stores, TOMORROW. Can’t stop wont stop.

Wed. 8/25 Knoxville, TN Disc Exchange 6pm
Thu 8/26 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records 7pm
Fri 8/27 Charlotte, NC Lunchbox 6pm
Sat 8/28 Cincinatti, OH Shake It Records 6pm
Sun 8/29 St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl 6pm
Mon 8/30 Nashville, TN Grimey’s 6pm
09-01 Lubbock, TX – The Foundation *
09-03 Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-05 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
09-08 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
09-09 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
09-10 Portland, OR – Backspace- Music Fest NW *
09-11 Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective *
09-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
09-14 Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
09-16 Lawrence, KS  – Replay Lounge *
10-1 London, UK @ Barfly
10-2 London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
10-3 Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
10-5 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10-6 Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
10-7 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10-8 Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
10-9 Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
10-10 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10-11 Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
10-12 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
10-13 Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
10-14 Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
10-15 München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
10-16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
10-17 Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
10-18 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
10-19 Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
10-21 Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
10-22 Bristol, UK @ The Social
10-23 Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
10-24 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
10-25 Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
10-26 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10-27 London, UK @ TBC
10-28 London, UK @ Lexington
Fri 11/05 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Ω
Sun 11/07 Houston, TX @ Numbers Ω
Mon 11/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Ω
Wed 11/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 Ω
Fri 11/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Ω
Sat 11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω
Mon 11/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Ω
Tue 11/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Ω
Wed 11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Ω
Thu 11/18 Nashville, TN @ The End Ω
* w/Candy Claws
Ω= w/Bosco Delrey

Girls to headline Fillmore in SF 10/15

Girls(photo from Robbix‘ Flickr)

October 15, 2010 Girls will be playing their biggest show yet in San Francisco- at the legendary Fillmore. Growing up in SF it sometimes seemed the closest a local band could get to the Fillmore’s stage was a matinee show of The Other Ones (they are from Marin anyways!) so we couldn’t be more excited for this. Show them some love San Francisco!

Buy tickets HERE
Buy Album HERE

(p.s. the Lust for Life video went Youtube PLATINUM!! )

Glasser- Home (mp3) from Ring

Glasser’s Ring is arriving in our hands September 28th but for now, here is the first taste of Ring entitled “Home”. The song remains in line with the Glasser we’ve heard before, eclectic and beat-driven with instrumental melodies often driven by Cameron’s own voice. But there is a depth to both the arrangement and recording which somehow makes the song simultaneously intimate and explosive.

GlasserHome (mp3)

Pre-order Ring HERE and get either limited clear vinyl or limited deluxe cd jacket designed by Tauba Auerbach.

TOUR DATES W/GAYNGS (Feat. Bon Iver)

Sept 29 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

Sept 30 Chicago, IL @ Metro

Oct 2 Boston, MA @ Paradise

Oct 3 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct 5 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Oct 7 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

Memphis Everywhere: A Magic Kids Event In New York

Hey New York, you’re formally invited to celebrate the release of Magic Kids‘ debut album ‘Memphis‘ on August 26 at Stanton Public (17 Stanton St). We’ll be celebrating the album’s release (it comes out 8/24) with our friends at The Fader with complimentary food and beverages. We’ll also be giving away cassette tapes of the album to a few lucky winners!

Glasser touring with Gayngs and Cover of FADER covergrrl

The 9.28.10 release of Glasser‘s debut album Ring is drawing closer!  Glasser put together a full band and will be hitting the road a lot this fall. She’s starting it out this Friday at Glasslands, and afterwards touring the midwest and East Coast with Gayngs! Also, look above…that’s the upcoming cover of FADER. AAAH! It’s real, not one of those novelty photobooth fake covers you make with your family to at amusement parks. ITS REALLY HAPPENING!

FRIDAY 8/13 @ Glasslands. Glasser w/How To Dress Well, Golden Filter, and Soars. Glasser is on at around 10pm

ON TOUR W/GAYNGS (Feat. Bon Iver)

Sept 29 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

Sept 30 Chicago, IL @ Metro

Oct 2 Boston, MA @ Paradise

Oct 3 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Oct 4 Brooklyn, NY @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct 5 Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Oct 7 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

FADER is hitting newsstands in a couple of weeks. We’re honored and stoked that they share our love for Glasser, and by putting her on the cover seem to share the sentiment that Ring is going to end up being a special record for a whole lot of people.

Pre-order Ring HERE and get an instant download of the first single, “Home”

Magic Kids MEMPHIS EVERYWHERE In-store Tour


To celebrate the 8/24 release of their debut album Memphis, Magic Kids are going on an epic in-store tour to visit all of their favorite Southern independent records stores. Each store will host a free in-store performance and have some goodies to share with people that show up. All this will be benchmarked by a really really really special Memphis release-date performance that we can’t quite tell you about yet….but it is gonna be amazing. Ok, come say hello!!! MEMPHIS EVERYWHERE!!!!!

Wed. 8/25 Knoxville, TN Disc Exchange 6pm
Thu 8/26 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records 7pm
Fri 8/27 Charlotte, NC Lunchbox 6pm
Sat 8/28 Cincinatti, OH Shake It Records 6pm
Sun 8/29 St. Louis, MO Vintage Vinyl 6pm
Mon 8/30 Nashville, TN Grimey’s 6pm


Magic Kids
Superball (mp3)


Image from Steve Louie’s Flickr

Magic Kids “Superball” (mp3) + More Tour Dates

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Magic Kids are serious about the craft and composition of rock music. Superball, off of their debut record Memphis out 8/24, demonstrates this incredibly. Using the tools they sharpened in their old D.I.Y. bands, The Barbaras and Girls of the Gravitron, they set out to do something classic: take the simple and skeletal structures of rock and garage songs and build into pop epics. The horns, strings and synths are not trim or embellishments but crucial components of their unique compositions. You may have heard an early demo of this song on the 7″ split with the Smith Westerns but this is the version that defines it. We hope you find it as immediate and enthralling as we do.

Magic KidsSuperball (mp3)

Pre-order Memphis and get an instant mp3 download of the WHOLE ALBUM HERE

Magic kids also have more new tour dates that will take them across the country with their neighbor and friend, Bosco Delrey. Memphis isn’t about mourning an era of music that is gone, rather, adding another chapter to the story and Bosco is a perfect companion for this mission. MEMPHIS EVERYWHERE!

Fri 11/05 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Ω
Sun 11/07
Houston, TX @ Numbers Ω
Mon 11/08
Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Ω
Wed 11/10
Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 Ω
Fri 11/12
New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Ω
Sat 11/13
Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω
Mon 11/15
Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Ω
Tue 11/16
Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Ω
Wed 11/17
St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Ω
Thu 11/18
Nashville, TN @ The End Ω

Ω= w/Bosco Delrey

Current Dates:
09-01
Lubbock, TX – The Foundation *
09-03
Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space *
09-04
Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09-05
San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
09-08
Vancouver, BC – The Media Club*
09-09
Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
09-10
Portland, OR – Backspace- Music Fest NW *
09-11
Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective *
09-13
Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
09-14
Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
09-16
Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge *
09-17
Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe *
10-1
London, UK @ Barfly
10-2
London, UK @ Camden Proud Galleries
10-3
Bruges, Belgium @ Botanique/Witloofbar
10-5
Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10-6
Tilburg, Holland @Tilburg 013/Batcave
10-7
Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
10-8
Helsingar, Denmark @ Musikhuset Elvaerket
10-9
Oslom, Norway @ Café Mono
10-10
Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pusterviksbaren
10-11
Stockholm, Sweden @ Landet
10-12
Copenhagen, Denmark @ Lades
10-13
Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
10-14
Köln, Germany @ Werkstatt
10-15
München, Germany @ Atomic Cafe
10-16
Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Zukunft
10-17
Milan, Italy Indierocket party @ Rocket (free entry)
10-18
Paris, France @ Point Ephemere
10-19
Oxford, UK @ Jercicho Tavern
10-21
Bristolm UK @ Louisanna
10-22
Bristol, UK @ The Social
10-23
Cardiff, UK @ Swn Festival
10-24
Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
10-25
Leeds, UK @ Nation of Shopkeepers
10-26
Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
10-27
London, UK @ TBC
10-28
London, UK @ Lexington
* w/Candy Claws

Announcing Glasser “Ring” out Sept 28



Great news today, after over a year of hard work, envisioning, recording, and arranging her debut album, we are honored to announce Glasser‘s Ring will be released September 28, 2010 on True Panther Sounds. Sonically, lyrically and conceptually Ring is a tremendous leap for Glasser and honestly, a brave new world for us as a label. Just EPIC.

Pre-order the album and get an instant mp3 download of album-track “Home” available exclusively here. Hear a little snippet of the track below.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnH8k3h3FQs[/youtube]

Glasser is the one-woman orchestra of Cameron Mesirow. Her debut album, Ring, is a singular work. It moves like the wake of a small boat in a still lake: each song its own, but leading to, and becoming, the next. In doing so it builds on the tradition of classic albums like Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and R. Kelly’s Trapped In the Closet song-cycle: albums that as a whole create stories that are bigger than the sum of their individual songs.

Glasser entered our world in 2009 with her debut EP, Apply. Her intimate, luxurious music struck us as MASSIVE, despite being made by Cameron, alone and in airplanes and shoe stores, on Garage Band. It also drew the attention of Ariel Rechshaid (Cass Mccombs, Foreign Born, We Are Scientists) and Van Rivers and the Subliminal Kid (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead) who worked together with Cameron to re-imagine her musical arrangements, incorporating organic instrumentation like strings, woodwinds, bass, and a wide array of percussion into her once-sparse recordings. Her simple, minimal melodies and rapturous vocals are perfectly complimented by the album’s maximalist arrangements. The voice becomes a focal instrument, delivers abstract stories and sounds that drench the music in emotion without resorting to narrative clichés. It is a wonderful and fully realized accomplishment, an introduction and immersion in Glasser’s world that we’re sure people will want to be a part of for a long time to come.

Pre-order the CD version and receive it in a limited edition fold-out gift box designed by Tauba Auerbach. (ltd to 500)
Pre-order the LP version and get one of the 500 numbered clear-vinyl copies. (ltd to 500)