In 2014, Glass Spells -- a blood-pumping dance/punk quartet based out of San Diego/Calexico -- released their debut single “I Feel It” and all at once, hearts were a-flutter. The band turned heads with a sublime marriage of noisy punk-fueled energy set to four-on-the-floor beats and synth riffs -- and it was damn near impossible not to fall in love with them (so I did, and subsequently wrote about for the SoundDiego Record Club).
Back in May, the band returned to grimy dance floors with a new singer, Suz Gonzalez (the rest of the band’s lineup currently consists of bassist/keyboardist Anthony Ramirez, drummer Mallory Garcia and keyboardist Michael Rascon), and an infectious leadoff single (“Away From Space”) from their new self-titled album.
Now, we’re proud to offer up an exclusive SoundDiego premiere of that new record in all of its bubbly, bouncy, post-punk-y (do I hear some Prayers-esque influence in there too?) attitude. Fans of LCD Soundsystem, Crystal Castles and Moving Units, eat your hearts out.
Also, be sure to go see Glass Spells in all their pumped-up record release glory (which they've approriately dubbed "Disco Goth") on Sept. 30 at the Hideout with Soft Lions, Dancing Strangers, Dream Joints and more.
For information and tickets, go here.
Dustin Lothspeich books The Merrow; plays in Diamond Lakes and Boy King; and runs the music-equipment-worshipping blog Gear and Loathing in San Diego. Follow his updates on Twitter or contact him directly.