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"Sleeping with Whales", and show reviews.
It's brief, but this three song EP displays some notable talent. Like fellow Texans Lift to Experience and Astroblast, Dallas-based Glassboy cultivates a combination of Chicago indie rock and dense space rock, fashioning something along the lines of what June of '44 would sound like if they released a record on 4AD during the early '90s.
Ghostly guitar notes open "The Doomsday Machines", but are quickly replaced by a driving, reverb-heavy barrage of noisy chords, though shades of that haunting beginning linger throughout the song. Will Stegall's raspy voice recalls the likes of Radiohead and the Dandy Warhols, but he's never shameless enough to come across as a rip-off artist.
"Liftoff" is a moody, space-rock inspired slow-burner that stays true to its namesake, igniting a torrent of heated bass and tight percussive exchanges -- but the band quickly dispels the smoke and returns to a sober and delicate musical exchange that balances the tune quite well. "Immortality" sticks to the same formula, alternating between clean runs and piercing outbursts. All three tracks are well recorded and well written, but "Immortality" unfortunately cuts off in the middle -- presumably the victim of another CD burner session gone wrong. Nonetheless, it's great music to drift off to; just make sure you're not behind the wheel or operating heavy machinery. --
Andrew Magilow of Splendid
“The Doomsday Machines,” “Liftoff” and “Immortality” are spacey fuzzed-out rock.It’s like sending a fifteen year-old to drive out into the world without a sense of where he’s going. He may be having fun, eyes absorbing every new speck of life with nothing but a hopeful future ahead of him. I do see promise . Glassboy could be something to be reckoned with.
Rob Heater of Spontic
"A band with powerful instrumentals and soft, heavenly vocals filled with regret. The instrumentals are so powerful that the vocals are almost background to the string music. In that way, it kind of reminded me of Bush, but it had its own sound."
-Grady Smith, Ftworthmusic.com Editor
”Glassboy rocked. Sort of reminded me of early Sunny Day Real Estate, but with better vocals.” –
“I was really impressed with their set. This is the first time I’d listened to them and they really blew me away……there's something I really liked about the combination of sounds they put together. For being a three piece band, they have a large presence.” –