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Song Picks of the Week

Monday is a good day to present new music, so we will post our Song Picks of the Week one day later in the future. Today is also Labor Day in the U.S. and the unofficial end of summer. At glamglare, we are looking forward to fall, to lots of[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Depeche Mode – Strangelove

With the summer waning, on the calendar, not exactly weather-wise in NYC yet, I’m thinking of memorable music-related summer moments in my life. One of them was 1987 in the Southern France town of St. Tropez. I was with a friend on a four weeks poset graduation trip and we[…]

3 Is A Band: Darlia

It’s easy to be honest here, Darlia got me at…  Darlia! I love the name, whatever its meaning, it makes for a memorable moniker, no easy feat these days. When I stumbled across Dear Diary the other day, I jokingly said to myself, “they better are a three piece” and lucky[…]

NEW ALBUM: Tamaryn – Cranekiss

At the glamglare HQ, for various reasons, the country of New Zealand comes up a lot lately and it may be the destination of our next big travel project. This will be mostly about the people and landscape there, but it is good to know that there is also an[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Want You by Chloë Sunshine This is an older track, but perfect to celebrate summer as long as we can: NYC band Chloë Sunshine provides our Song Pick of Monday with their song Want You. What’s for Song Pick of Tuesday? Let’s stay put and spin the new single of[…]

NEW ALBUM: Funeral Advantage – Body Is Dead

When looking through the upcoming new album releases, I stumbled -of course- over the name Funeral Advantage. Who would choose such a name? Metal rockers? A morbid punk trio? A left-over 80s gothic band? Wrong on all accounts and extra points for Tyler Kershaw, the brain child behind the band with[…]

Fairground Saints – Fairground Saints (debut album)

The Los Angeles-based trio Fairground Saints make as per their own definition “Alternative Folk Pop” and incredibly beautifully and catchy so. Per my own definition, I’d rank them somewhere between the more folk-oriented John Mayer (and I admittedly am a HUGE fan!) and some of the more mainstream (in a[…]

NEW ALBUM: Mensch – Tarifa

Mensch is the duo of Vale Poher and Carine “Marilou” Di Vita from the French town of Lyon. I’ve already loved their first, self-titled album in 2012 and still regret having missed their only NYC appearance in the defunct Bruar Falls. But now they are back with their second record[…]

Song Picks of the Week

This week we have only five, travel-inspired song picks. For next week we are back to normal, with one song per day. About to take off in Berlin for JFK and Verona by Lastlings would be the right song to dream away the time above the clouds, if I could[…]

Song Picks of the Week

It’s summer and glamglare is on vacation. That’s why the Song Picks of the Week are a few days late and not complete. Still, enjoy the music! Icelandic band Samaris sets local poems to cool electronic beats. That makes an intriguing Song Pick of the Day. Aero Flynn’s self-titled debut[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Spliff – Herzlichen Glückwunsch

Elke already introduced the Berlin band Spliff, whose first two albums were both excellent. They became my favorite band with their second release Herzlichen Glückwunsch (“Congratulations”). It has a similar structure like its predecessor 85555 with a weird and trippy opener, a epic closer and a smash hit somewhere in[…]