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Thursday, March 17 • 9:45pm - 10:45pm
The Glass

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The Glass are Dominique Keegan and Glen 'DJ Wool' Brady, Dominique a New Yorker who runs the Plant Music label with partner Adrian “Stretch Armstrong” Bartos, Glen living in Berlin where he runs the label We Collect Enemies and releasing music under his DJ Wool moniker. They both are originally from Dublin and joined one another to form The Glass in 2004. Their first two singles Won't Bother Me and Hear The Music were released in 2004 and 2005 and were showcased on The Sound of Young New York compilation (Mixed by Dom & Glen). They released the seven track EP Couples Therapy in 2007 and have been performing as a band and as DJs around the globe ever since. They have been remixed by Mylo, 20/20 Soundsytem, Nadastrom, In Flagranti, Luke Solomon and more recently Black Van and Ian Pooley. At Swim Two Birds is their first full-length album. It is both an electronic album and a pop record, fusing the freshest production with catchy music and choruses. Disco, Rock, House and Techno power soft and almost melancholy vocals with some slower moodier songs giving way to faster paced dance anthems like last year's single Wanna' Be Dancin' and their new single Four Four Letter. When asked to describe this album the band replied "it's music for girls.” Popular themes of love, lust, attraction and pain run through the record with songs like Pheromone, an ode to the most potent of aphrodisiacs, Is It Me?, a rhetorical quiz touching on infidelity, and the similarly themed Wanna Be Dancin' . Other songs touch on a broad variety of ideas from the whimsical (love of yacht rock) to the somber (the state of the planet and what's left for the blank generation). The band’s influences are varied and at times contradictory; they have been immersed in club music as djs since the 90’s; yet any overly upbeat impulses in their music gets reigned in by the spell of rainy and gray Dublin. The Glass used to perform live as a four piece with Leah Shapiro (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) on drums and Kurt Uenala (Kap10Kurt) on bass but the duo now have stripped their show down to a two-man performance with Glen on beats, samples, analog synths and keys and Keegan on vocals & synths. Their new show promises to go back to the basics using vintage analog 303s, modular synths, drum pads and keyboards fused with live vocals to create a truly live electronic pop experience. Their new single “Four Four Letter” (October 2010) hit #12 on the Beatport Indie Dance Chart, is Top Ten on the German Club Chart and # 10 on UK Cool Cuts chart. The single has been getting huge support from DJs including Aeroplane (on their new DJ mix), Alan Braxe, Cassius, Malente, Russ Chimes, Tony Humphries and many more. www.soundcloud.com/theglass www.myspacecom/theglass www.facebook.com/theglassmusic www.plantmusic.com
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The Glass are Dominique Keegan and Glen 'DJ Wool' Brady, Dominique a New Yorker who runs the Plant Music label with partner Adrian “Stretch Armstrong” Bartos, Glen living in Berlin where he runs the label We Collect Enemies and releasing music under his DJ Wool moniker. They both... Read More →



Thursday March 17, 2011 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Malverde 400B W 2nd St

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