In preparation for their upcoming fall tour, Gláss have released a new video which showcases one of the more aggressive tracks from February’s debut, Accent. The Athens post-punk trio moved from Greenville, SC last year and immediately turned heads with their frigid intensity. But “Pheasant of Furs” is a different beast. The track is more angular than most on the album, and indicative of a band willing to challenge post-punk norms even as they fall well within the genre’s traditional boundaries.
Much like their live performances, the brooding energy of the video is channeled into dramatic choreography. Though the whole band evokes a rather aggressive sneer, vocalist and guitarist Aaron Burke best represents the group’s commitment to the gloomy aesthetic of first wave post-punk bands like Modern English and the Sound. As he smokes, sings, and cavorts behind a glowing curtain, the shadowy essence of Gláss threatens to break through its ethereal bounds into the temporal plane. Though thoroughly engaging, the video is voyeuristic rather than intimate, a reflection of the moody detachment which made Accent such a worthwhile listen.
Starting next week, Gláss will be hitting the road. You can catch them in the Midwest and on the East Coast during the rest of November. Check out the full list of dates below.
Gláss Tour Dates
Nov 11 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
Nov 12 – Columbia, SC – Jam Room Music Festival
Nov 14 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
Nov 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Station
Nov 16 – Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR
Nov 17 – Louisville, KY – Mag Bar
Nov 19 – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s 20 Lanes
Nov 20 – Pittsburgh, PA – City Grows
Nov 21 – Baltimore, MD – Reverb
Nov 22 – Philadelphia, PA – All Night Diner
Nov 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville
Nov 24 – Pawtucket, RI – The News Cafe
Nov 25 – New York, NY – Pianos
Nov 26 – Washington, DC – Velvet Lounge