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PHOTOS: The Snaz live at Trophy Bar, SXSW 2015

The Snaz is a young four-piece band from Vermont: They are remarkable, because Dharma, Mavis, Zach and Nina are neither siblings nor carefully selected by some cunning producer. They are just (?) four teenagers who have been working together creatively for about three years and that to great results. Their[…]

NEW ALBUM: Marriages – Salome

When I decided to listen to Salome, Marriages first full length studio album (after the 2012 released EP Kitsune), I just went through the list of titles and picked the one that was at that very moment most appealing to me Love, Texas – just having come back from Austin, TX…[…]

The Wans live at The Studio At Webster Hall

The Wans are a three piece from Nashville, TN and ever since I listened to Never Wins, I was hooked and wanted to hear more! Luckily, there’s plenty of great material, yet listening at home is one thing, and live a whole different story! Browsing (and listening!) to all the bands[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Lower Dens – Escape from Evil

I’ve been following Baltimore band Lower Dens since their 2010 debut Twin-Hand Movement, which was quite a dark and obscure affair. Their third record Escape from Evil has evolved from that place into almost pop territory: many tracks, like lead single To Die in L.A add bright synth lines and[…]

Ibeyi live at SXSW 2015

Ibeyi was one of the bands I listened to when the first announcements for SXSW 2015 came out in October 2015, and I was immediately fascinated by their story and music on a very personal level. However, the elements of their music, piano, traditional percussion and chants in Yoruba initially[…]

VIDEO: Torres – Sprinter

Here at glamglare we have a love affair with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Torres since we saw her live in Austin. We can’t wait for her second albume come out in May, but in the meantime, here’s a video of the title track Sprinter.

Song Picks of the Week

Hannah Cohen – Keepsake I like this song more with every listen, so it’s my Song Pick of the Day. Hannah Cohen is a singer/songwriter from New York via San Francisco and she just released her second album ‘’Pleasure Boy”. Fransico The Man – You & I These days, I[…]

Swervedriver live at Red 7, SXSW 2015

There are bands, who seem to have disappeared, yet never lost their fan base. Then they come back, and are (still) so incredibly good that it blows your mind. Swervedriver is one of these bands with not having released an album in 15 years and then putting out a gem like I[…]

NEW MUSIC: Sexores – Maceió

I so badly wanted to see the Spanish/Ecuadorian shoegaze band Sexores in Austin, but they had to cancel their SXSW trip. But here’s a new song and I hope they make it over the Atlantic again soon.

Idgy Dean live at the The Main II, SXSW 2015

Even though Lindsay Sanwald, the woman behind Idgy Dean, lives in Brooklyn, I haven’t had heard of her until the last evening before taking of to Austin. Fortunately, time and location of her show on the 17th fit into our schedule – otherwise we would have missed one of the[…]

Mansionair live at the West Tent for the Aussie BBQ, SXSW 2015

Since early January, I am pretty much obsessed with the music of two “three piece” bands: while the one band currently resides in the same city as me, the other one lives far away, in Sydney, Australia to be precise. Both bands are currently releasing their debut albums, and the material that they’ve released so[…]

NEW ALBUM: Smallpools – Lovetap!

Even in the greyest of moods and coldest of Winter days, one can’t help but being cheered up by listening to Lovetap!, the debut album of Smallpool. The band consists of Sean Scanlon (vocals), Mike Kamerman (guitar), Joseph Intile (bass) and Beau Kuther (drums), and for me this album clearly gives an indication where they[…]