Daniel Anderson is no stranger to churning out dense, 8-bit tinged, genre-splitting records, like it's no big deal. After 2 albums w/ Bellingham born Idiot Pilot, several EP's and last years full length Glowbug debut, (not to mention a full time guitar spot in Hyro Da Hero which features members of Seattles own Blood Brothers). The dude is a music making machine. Today after a trail of teasers, we unveil the first single from Glowbug's latest LP offering, Suit Of Swords (out on bandcamp tonight at midnight). The track, "Heatwave" trades pop melodies with lyrical introspection "I used to run with the idiots/cut my teeth in one resentful tribe" gluing itself together on 8-bit bounce like your nintendo after your friend accidentally kicked the thing over for the 10,000th time. Infectiously fun and made for a summer day, the track and album come to us just shy of Seattles sun streak, but I'll tip you off that there's some trademark dan in here made for the rainy ones too. Enjoy Heatwave below and look for the album to go live here at midnight.
A word from Dan:
Hello! It’s Glowbug.
I am writing to inform you that our sophomore LP “Suit of Swords” is out at Midnight on Tuesday, May 22nd as a digital download. Even more exciting, it is completely free with a suggested donation (preferably the cost of an album, around 10$) to the Cancer Research Fund or the Cure Search for Childrens Cancer. With or without a donation, it’s just a few clicks away and I would love for you to check it out.
Glowbug is the ambient/dance/pop project of Daniel Anderson (Ex-Idiot Pilot, current guitarist for Hyro Da Hero), hailing from the sunny coast of Los Angeles, California. “Suit of Swords” is a 14 track album written, preformed and recorded entirely by Anderson.
This music is amazing and the way of delivery makes me happy to give money, its a great way to present the music.
The way this has all come about and how his last album (along with most of his music) is free, I feel BAD for not paying. Its odd. Normally I'm happy to download music and pay for it only when getting a physical copy, but with this Daniels managed some perfect harmony in distribution. which is now making me feel guilty for NOT playing for a digital download.
whats this all about? wheres the vinyl? I'd buy that!
| May 21, 2012 at 8:57PM
This is a cut!
| May 21, 2012 at 9:13PM
Hearing the full track is not what I expected compared to its sample Daniel had recently put out. I like it more than I thought I would. =]
| May 21, 2012 at 9:14PM
Hearing the full track is not what I expected compared to its sample Daniel had recently put out. I like it more than I thought I would.