Marvin Glover
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Marvin Glover

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2001
Band Pop Rock




"CMJ 2011 RECAP: Wednesday"

For those of you who have never experienced CMJ, SXSW, or any other huge music conference, they are really hard to put into words. So many bands spread across almost every venue in town – all playing at the same time – for about 14 hours a day. It is… crazy. The TSI Team always tries to put a plan in place for these type of conferences, but, once you are there, plans for the most part go out the window. Any plan you set is sure to change about 100 times. Between travel time to each venue, must-see show suggestions from friends and people you just met, or arriving at venues for a show to find they are already at capacity; it’s just a whirlwind. But once you are familiar with conferences like CMJ you come to the realization to just make somewhat of guide before arriving vs a plan and allowing the excitement to lead the way.

Arriving on Wednesday to NYC it was really a shitty day – rainy with high humidity. So there was a Fall like temperature, but muggy. Despite the crap weather, we must say that we really didn’t see one band that was bad on Wednesday. Everyone had something cool to bring to the table, all styles and genres. But there definitely were some highlights and that’s what we’ll talk about here.

Wednesday’s dampness made getting around the city even more difficult than usual, especially with camera gear. Getting off the train at Penn Station, I then trekked over to pick up my badge which was a very smooth process and walked to the Bowery Electric for the Bang This! showcase. I walked in just as music had started and Marvin Glover, who came all the way from LA, was on stage. Marvin was very relaxed on stage, kinda like you were watching him perform in your living room. You could tell that he and his band went way back. They were tight and flowed together like old friends finishing each others sentences. Marvin beautifully executed his set of well composed, smooth, but yet pop rock jams. Everyone in the room was really into it and he and the band were just a delight to watch together. - Tri State Indie (TSI)

"Marvin Glover makes his mark at CMJ"

Marvin Glover had a successful run at New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon last week. He played a showcase at the Bowery Electric on Wednesday and debut his film trailer for his music documentary “Through the Years” due out early 2012 and filmed additional footage for the movie all in the course of five days.
Meanwhile, he and his band got some additional buzz: They were highlighted by indie-music blog Tri-state Indie, United by Rocket Science music blog and High Times Magazine blog; and The Seattle Times’ chief pop-music critic, Andrew Pareles, gave them props.
But the fest took a turn for the worse during the weekend. Singer Marvin Glover spent Sunday and Monday recovering from a sinus infection which left him unable to fly, he told CityBeat. “I’m on the mend, I’ve been going non-stop for a while and it’s bound to catch up with you at some point and I guess it did. I need to sleep for a couple of days and I’ll be fine,” he stated. He returns back to California to resume promotion of his new single, edit the film footage and perform more shows.
- City Beat


Starving Dog Records - Solo Releases:

BLOOD - EP – 2020

ECLECTIC LIFE – Single - 2019

OUR HOUSE - Single - 2018

NO LAST CALL FOR LOVE – Single - 2016

THE TRAVELER - Single - 2015

RHYTHM TO THE RHYME - Single - 2011

2000 MILES – Single/Compilation - 2008

MUSE – ALBUM - 2005


ONE – ALBUM - 2001


Other Recordings:


REBOOT by The Flight Club - EP - 1999




Raised primarily in the Pacific Northwest, Marvin moved around with his family spending his younger years in England. This explains why his musical influences run the gamut. Never staying squarely in one genre for too long he has remained an unreformed music obsessive since childhood. Comfortable in the music styling’s of rock, pop, blues and soul, he was influenced by artists of every style he could find. He plays multiple instruments and has performed in bands and as a solo artist since college. Marvin has a number for recording, engineering and producing credits to his resume and continues to evolve as writer.

Marvin burst on the music scene with the band (The Attendants) which he formed with drummer Dale Carlson. The Attendants then morphed into (Face The News). The songs “The Coming” and “I Need You” brought attention and took him to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Glover went on to pursue a solo career spurring the release of his solo album ONE. Glover released his first single, “Upside Down” in September 2001 followed by the single “Heads or Tales” which was picked up by Seattle radio station KMTT. The intro of the song was used daily as part of the morning traffic broadcast. Glover took to the road to promote the album.

By the end of 2002, Glover issued Holiday Light, an EP of holiday-themed songs including an original song, “Another Day”.


In 2005, Glover returned with his follow-up album, titled MUSE. With a sound based in funk and R&B, it featured production from Glover himself, Bubba Jones and Mark Clem. Muse caught attention of the press and spun the singles, “Follow The Line”, “Changes” and “These are the Times”. Touring for Muse ran through 2007 with Glover moving his base of operation from Seattle to San Diego. Glover soon teamed up with British producer and engineer, Alan Sanderson (Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Fiona Apple, Weezer) and began producing other artist for his holiday-themed compilation Hear Something Christmas for his own record label in 2008.

In 2011, Glover was introduced to engineer Greg Cortez through Sara Bareilles (Brave, Love Song). They wrote the single “Rhythm to the Rhyme” and filmed the documentary short, Through the Years. The duo followed up the release with the single, “The Traveler”. The move to L.A. paid off as Glover and Cortez were brought in to write the end credit song “No Last Call For Love” for the motion picture Last Call At Murray’s staring, Michael Gross (Family Ties) and John Savage (Hair, The Deer Hunter and Godfather II) in 2016.

In late 2018, work began on the live concert documentary film, Nothing Can Stop Us. Filmed at Hotel Café in L. A. The film showcases acoustic performances of his catalog and interviews with current and former band members, engineers and producers including; Grammy winner David Tuccerione.

Glovers’ work with the film industry has allowed him to create more elaborate music videos to support his songs and paved the way for the 2019 single “Eclectic Life” which he penned for the motion picture (Turnover) staring, Paul Guifoyle (L.A. Confidential, Spotlight, CSI Crime Scene Investigation).

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