The Glands from Athens, GA

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i found the glands s/t album out of reading ilm, probly this thread ages ago, and i can't remember when i last listened. it sounds great to me, i know all the songs and remembered none going into the listening, except "i can see my house from here," which was and still is wonderfully bright and thrilling. hardly feels very representative in some ways but...in fact:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRZ5d71GngU

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 19:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Holy Fuck I forgot how beautiful this entire thing is. lovetown alone can bring me to 10000 ft elevation. Did I ever appreciate this? really?

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 03:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Glands album is already an immortal classic but the reissue is going to make it even better. I’ve heard most of not all the bonus songs and people let me tell you, they are divine. Finally this will get the recognition it deserves. I saw them when it came out and there were 7 people in the audience. Sad.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

Holy smokes at that box set!

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

!

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

I guess I’ve never heard UR the Mountain and it strikes me as the most 80sAthens sounding song ever in a _superb_ way.

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

wow, awesome that they were able to pull this together

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

now streaming at NPR:

https://www.npr.org/2018/11/01/661155140/first-listen-the-glands-double-coda

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 1 November 2018 12:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

AWESOME!!!!

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 1 November 2018 13:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

Frontman Ross Shapiro passed away from lung cancer in 2016 at the age of 53

holy fuck i did not know this. so so glad i caught them in nashville in like 2015. they were unbelievably good.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Thursday, 1 November 2018 19:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Glands album is already an immortal classic... I saw them when it came out and there were 7 people in the audience. Sad.

same. they followed one of Jay Reatard's early side projects and there just wasn't anyone there at all.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Thursday, 1 November 2018 19:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

"every time i listen to a stranger' is wonderful

call all destroyer, Thursday, 1 November 2018 23:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Got my copy of Double Coda. It is a great day to be a fan of The Glands.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 9 November 2018 23:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

OK, anybody else have Double Coda? It's the album of the year.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 November 2018 20:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

my box set arrived today. enjoyed the s/t reissue, i'll probably get to double coda tomorrow. it's a great-looking box.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 01:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh man I'm so jealous. I don't have a turntable. What are the liner notes like?

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 01:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

the booklet is very nicely done; lots of good photos and remembrances of the band from fans both nearby and distant. there are detailed credits for double coda with recording dates and who played what; the liner notes for the first two lps seem to keep with how they were originally released.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

I bought the CDs for Double Coda and reissue, they didn’t have much of anything. But the music is so spectacular. Double Coda is like a Glands version of Wowee Zowee, with tons of songs in all sorts of styles. It’s so much fun.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 14 November 2018 13:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

NPR eoy turned me on to this and I am digging it!

kinda Big Star-y?

niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 13:55 (six months ago) Permalink

Which did you get? Double Coda?

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 14:04 (six months ago) Permalink


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