Friday, October 7
The Gloria Record
One of the first bands that made me love indie music was The Gloria Record (consisting of two members from Mineral), their sound basically blew my mind. There's definitely a later-stage Sunny Day Real Estate influence in the music, as well as Radiohead and R.E.M. I guess you could call it Dream Pop or Chamber Pop, but they don't really fit neatly into any category. Words to describe their music would be atmospheric, sonic, hypnotic, if you love Sigur Ros than I'd definitely give The Gloria Record a try.
Here's a couple sample tracks from their EP:A Lull in Traffic
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As a bonus - here's a link to Mac TV Videocast where he just posted Steve Jobs announcement of the U2 Pod (with special guest U2). There's an enjoyable acoustic performance near the end...
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