GLACIERS

GLACIERS

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

GLACIERS is a 4 piece instrumental group from San Francisco; described as experimental instrumentalists that fall somewhere between Explosions in the Sky and Mogwai for sheer intensity counterbalanced with echoes of meandering pretty minimalism leaving a cinematic aftertaste.

Biography

GLACIERS is a four-piece, instrumental rock band from San Francisco and Oakland, California. Over the past six years, the band has worked hard to develop a strong following with their loud, climatic live performances and their first album. Three or the four members of GLACIERS previously played in very loud hardcore bands when they were younger. But with this Bay Area quartet, they have achieved a much more varied approach to music.

In the Fall of 2009, the band released their debut ‘And the Sea Won the Battle’ on their own label, Sound of Glaciers. The album includes six songs and clocks in at just over forty minutes. Recorded in Oakland, California with Jeremy Goody at Megasonic Sound, the album was self-produced and focuses on the best elements of their live show: loud guitars, reverb, space echo, tape loops, pounding drums, and throbbing bass. A lot of reviews of the record have compared the band to the likes of Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky, but more of the band’s roots can be found in local Bay Area artists Neurosis. Much of the material was written on late cold nights while the fog was settling and this aesthetic strangely finds its way into their sound.

Shortly after the release of their first album, the band started working on writing songs for the next. And after three years of writing and recording, GLACIERS released their much anticipated follow up album ‘Mirrored Through the Ancients’ on July 30th, 2013. The album represents a heavier, more mature sound for the band as they continue to experiment and expand into new musical directions.

Discography

GLACIERS: 004 | MIRRORED THROUGH THE ANCIENTS
VINYL LP + DIGITAL | RELEASED 2013

GLACIERS: 003 | PERFORMANCE: KALX 90.7FM 101009
DIGITAL | RELEASED 2009

GLACIERS: 002 | AND THE SEA WON THE BATTLE
VINYL LP + DIGITAL | RELEASED 2009

GLACIERS: 001 | DEMO 022408
CD-R + DIGITAL | RELEASED 2008