Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Glass Spells- "Rebellion" Is Angular, Leather Slick and Wearing Tight Peg Legged Pants.

I remember back in 2012 when Anthony and Suz as the crux of Therapist (AZ) used to blow my mind with a potent blend of dance punk birthed from only a bed of hyper bass and drums (provided by Luis) for Suz's vocal cries. The sound was unique and felt dangerously alive. At a certain point they became Glass Spells (LA) and filled their sound out more with Synths (Michael) and a new drummer (Mallory). In one post I referred to their sound as electronic punk and hybrid disco that feels like a dream from the future. I think that description still fits. Their latest track, Rebellion is such a fun trip. Again there is something that feels retro and futuristic / spacey at the same time. The aesthetic feels as fresh as late 70's proto art punk was at that amazingly flourishing time. The synth lines, thumping bass and fervent drums push the right buttons as Suz's punk prosey vocal performance is gritty but crazy fun as well. Everything feels angular, leather slick and wearing tight peg legged pants. Awesome.
Robb Donker

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