Austin, Texas, USA

The FRUITKEY sound is sonically adventurous american pop, bringing to mind bands like Wilco, Jonathan Richman, or Arthur Russell. Presence and performance are what this band is all about!


FRUITKEY is the name of Jason Glasser's musical adventure since leaving CLEM SNIDE, his longtime collaboration with songwriter Eef Barzelay, in 2003. Since then he has been making art and music in Paris, France, where FRUITKEY has released three full length albums and toured all over Europe. Jason recently returned to the U.S.A. and is now living in Austin, Texas. The band features a core lineup of Jason singing and playing guitar or cello, Sophie on vocals and drums, and various talented collaborators. The live group has had between 1 and 6 members at a time.



FRUITKEY ( Composer, singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist)

2009 Charms, CD/ DVD (LiveristheCocksComb)
2007 Chevaline, (T-Rec)
2005 Beauty Is, CD w/ videos (T-Rec)
94-97 Fruit Key and Twig Key Cassette Series (Cardboard Music)

CLEM SNIDE ( Arranger, producer, cellist)

2004 Discovered, Covered: The Late, Great Daniel Johnston (Gammon)
2002 AutoFocus, Original Motion Picture Sountrack (Sony Pictures Classics)
2001 This is Next Year, A Brooklyn Based Compilation (Arena Rock)
Moment in the Sun, 4 song EP (SpinArt)
The Ghost of Fashion (SpinArt)
Theme Song for NBC Television series «ED» (NBC)
Song for Bob Crane b/w Frustrated Poet, single (Self-Starter Foundation)
1999 Your Favorite Music, (Sire/ Warner Bros.Records)
1997 You Were A Diamond, (Tractor Beam Records)
Never Kept A Diary, Compilation (Motorcoat Records)
1995 Untitled, 4 song EP (Cardboard Records)
1993 Rock & Roll b/w Important, 45rpm single (Cardboard Records)


2010 Brotherocean, Because Music, 2010

CHAMPALE (Cellist)

2001 This is Next Year, A Brooklyn Based Compilation (Arena Rock)
A Tribute to Big Star, Compilation (LunaSea)
2000 Simple Days, (Pitch-a-Tent)


2001 A Camp, A Camp, Nina Pierson, (Universal International)