The former solo project of Mike Caridi (LVL UP) is going full-band: The Glow’s two new tracks, “Love Only” b/w “Heavy Glow,” find Caridi joined by his former LVL UP bandmate Greg Rutkin, as well as veteran performers Kate Meizer (Hellrazor, Potty Mouth) and Nicola Leel (Doe).
“‘Love Only’ and ‘Heavy Glow’ are the first two songs written by The Glow, sorta," says Caridi. "I’ve been releasing music under The Glow moniker since 2016 or so, but until now I’d considered it a solo outlet. The Glow live band came together around the 2019 record Am I, and somehow I got lucky enough to play with a bunch of musicians who I’ve known and admired for years; Greg Rutkin, Kate Meizner, Nicola Leel and Madeline Babuka Black.
To be surrounded by so much talent and not be open to collaboration would have been a major misstep on my part, there’s so much joy in collaboration that I missed a lot while trying to do things on my own. ‘Love Only’ is about reflection and growth; I feel extremely lucky to be playing music with my friends, and with these two songs, The Glow feels like it’s just beginning to bloom.”
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Told Slant has released the new single "Run Around the School" from their first new album in 4 years, Point the Flashlight and Walk.
Of the song Walworth says: "'Run Around The School' is about the allure of loving another regardless of reciprocity or the promise of being loved. It explores the beauty and delusion of pining, and of love's power to satiate us even with its table scraps."
photo by Ali Donohue
The Goodbye Party has shared "No Reason" a gentle power-pop number his upcoming album Beautiful Motors. Brooklyn Vegan, who premiered the track today, is saying it "nails a balance between warm, summery melodies and autumnal melancholy -- the perfect kind of song to drop on the first official day of fall."
Of the song, Cantor says "this song deals with a couple of themes. One is how people you no longer keep in your life can show up in some of your favorite memories. It's also about the experience of passing through the same place across different tours and seeing decay creep along, seeing cascading effects from hurricanes, and recognizing that slow change in yourself. My friend Emi Knight from Strawberry Runners sings on this song. She, along with a handful of local songwriters, held monthly salons where we would demo and critique each other's songs. Having that space helped me focus, write, and rewrite songs for this record."
Beautiful Motors is available everywhere October 9th.
Told Slant, the solo recording project of Brooklyn songwriter Felix Walworth (they/them), has announced their first new album in 4 years, titled Point the Flashlight and Walk, and shared 2 singles from it: "Family Still" and "No Backpack."
Of the singles, Walworth said: "'Family Still' and 'No Backpack' are meant to be listened to in succession. They explore the concepts of devotion and togetherness as both liberatory and self-negating, and mount these explorations from a place of sober reflection and indulgent fantasy."