Glazer at the 2018 North Jersey Indie Rock Festival.
|Origin||New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-punk, psychedelic rock|
|Labels||State Champion Records|
|Associated acts||Casual, Decoration, Ex Wife, Wild Rice, Winnebago, Youth Expire|
Josh StavolaJeff Hersch
|Past members||Nneka A|
Glazer is an American rock band from New Jersey.
Glazer is an alternative and post-punk rock trio from New Brunswick, New Jersey, that formed in 2014. They draw comparison to the music of My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr., and Yo La Tengo, and are described as an modern-day grunge and psychedelic noise rock, with "screeching, squealing guitar and loud, thunderous rhythms." Glazer's first show was in Haledon, New Jersey, in April 2014. Their debut release, the seven-track album GLAZER, was on 28 October 2014. It was recorded at HVE: Audio Division in Elizabeth, New Jersey, with engineering and mixing by Phil Connor, and mastering by Nick Bolton at Holy Tapes. Glazer's second recording, the four-track EP Repeat Sequence, was released on cassette tape and digital download, on 27 September 2016, and was recorded at In the West, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
State Champion Records
After Glazer signed with the independent record label State Champion Records, they released the ten-track album On a Prairie, Live in the Dirt, on vinyl, cassette tape, and digital download, on 25 August 2017. The record release party for the album was held at a basement show in New Brunswick, on 3 September. A review by Razorcake notes "for how all over the place this record is, once you make it to the end you can fully see the through line they built into these songs. It's really a neat and tightly packed gift, but assembled with heavy, psychedelic, and out of control elements." Music journalist Bob Makin, in Institute for Nonprofit News, says the songs "People's Monument" and "Working Man's Dog" are the standout tracks on the album, describing them as "blistering [and] sweltering, both of which feature guitar solos that would have made fellow New Brunswick grungesters Nudeswirl proud." Jim Appio calls On a Prairie, Live in the Dirt "one of the most interesting guitar-based rock records I've heard in a while," and notes elements of slacker indie rock of the mid 1990s, mixed with metal-inspired grunge rock.
By 2018, Glazer was recognized as veterans of the New Brunswick basement scene. They released a 7"-vinyl EP with label-mates Spowder, on 14 March 2019, described by the Bushwick Daily as a "racous split single." Glazer performed at the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival, on 6 October 2018.
- GLAZER (2014, Self-Released)
- On a Prairie, Live in the Dirt (2017, State Champion Records)
- Amplified Mind + 2 b/w 40 Minutes of Continuous Shredding (2016, Tour Demo/Self-Released)
- Repeat Sequence (2016, Self-Released)
- Split 7" w/Spowder (2018, State Champion Records)
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- Makin, Bob (31 August 2017), "Makin Waves' Record of the Week: Glazer's 'On a Prairie, Live in the Dirt'", Institute for Nonprofit News, retrieved 10 April 2019
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