Gliss – “Weight of Love”
Pairs Well With…Portishead, The xx, Jesus and Mary Chain
We first caught wind of Gliss through last year’s SXSW project and I’ve grown to embrace there sound even more since then. Gliss recently released an excellent EP entitled Hunting that highlights the band’s commitment to ambience and pop’s collision.
2012 Review: Gliss has flown under my radar for the past five years, but I’m glad I’ve been given a chance to catch up for next year’s SXSW. Combining Strokes-like British rock with shoegaze elements, this Los Angeles band carries a great vibe with some pretty engaging songwriting. The band draws back the semi-noise rock bands of the 90s like Jesus and Mary Chain, but they maintain a current sound. This is just good, emotional rock and roll that surely translates great to the stage. Gliss has recently been reporting back from the studio as they are working on a third LP, revealing an embrace of experimental pop influences to some spacey and blissed out results. Check out the early single, “A to B”, for a taste of what’s to come.