Glasir is a band from Dallas, Texas that consists of longtime collaborators and enigmatic sonic seekers Nate Ferguson on bass, Conner McKibbin on guitar and Austin Vanbebber on drums. Together they have crafted a heavy siege cannon, one that draws in post-rock, post-metal, drone and ambient doom and is masterfully loaded with enough black blasting powder to fire relentlessly at all levels.
Glasir formed in 2014 and released two demos that same year – the first simply titled “Demo”, the second “Sickening Joy”.
In 2015, Glasir went into the studio with Sam Hunt for three days and recorded the EP “Unborn” which was digitally released on 10 May, 2015. That summer the band toured the East and West Coast and on 13 October, 2015 became Elusive Sound’s first signing. “Unborn” was met with rave reviews and included in Post-Rock Essentials Best Releases of 2015.
In January 2016, Glasir went on tour with their good friends Auric and started working on their first album. In May they set off on a tour of the Northwest. On 8 July, 2016, the “Unborn” EP was finally released on two stunning vinyl variants, a standard edition named “Giallarbru” and a stunning deluxe edition named “Gleaming Grove”. Both variants sold out.
On 3 August, 2018 Elusive Sound posted on social media artwork featuring an eclipse and just the words New Dark Age, coming soon. On 11 August the label finally revealed it was to be Glasir’s long-awaited return with a debut full-length album.
“New Dark Age” was released digitally on 31 August 2018 with a vinyl release soon to follow.
Glasir has bestowed upon us in “Unborn” the first of hopefully many golden leaves to come. Check it out and revel in its commanding, devastating glory.
Il est parfois de petits disques qui font de très gros effets. Du haut de ses trois pièces, « Unborn », premier EP du trio texan Glasir, m’a ainsi retourné les tympans. Un petit disque réussi et ébouriffant à souhait. A écouter volume à fond.
The songs on Unborn display the band’s ability to create nuanced and textured tracks with incredible dynamic range. Can’t wait to hear this record on vinyl!
An EP consisiting of „only“ three Tracks with a running time of 23 minutes has easily made it‘s way into our Best Of lists
“Unborn” hits hard on both the ears and the heart, blending sincerity, musical expertise and intelligence.
There is literally nothing about this EP that I don’t like. The production is fantastic!
NEW DARK AGE
Glasir have crafted a powerfully evocative album where their heavy siege cannon is unleashed and blasts us into a blackened world, where sound resonates in decayed city shells and life submerges in stagnant pools of death. We are one with the shadows hidden midst the smoke hung in a haze that ascends hollow towering walls of steel. It obscures a blood red sun we cannot see yet feel it’s oppressive heat searing down like the breath of hell. This is our tomorrow, a new dark age.