Singer-guitarist Peter Landi and drummer Dave Horn originally joined forces as The Glazzies back in 2008 while in high school in Sag Harbor, NY. However, following a sizable run of shows in and around the greater New York area, Horn departed from the band in 2010. Soldiering onward, Landi eventually recorded The Glazzies’ debut album, 2012’s Time Bomb Love, all on his own. Despite not having his friend and collaborator around, Landi still managed to recreate the wild and rollicking alt rock sound he and Horn had developed as a unit.
Flash forward to mid-2013, and Landi set to work on what was to become The Glazzies’ second album. For those sessions, he was joined by producer Justin Pizzoferrato, who previously helmed albums for Landi’s own personal heroes, Dinosaur Jr. and Pixies. With that record completed early last winter, Landi reunited with Horn back in December to play their first shows together in over four years. No doubt the pair will spend plenty more time on the road when they release the new LP, entitled Kill Me Kindly, in early 2015 through Old Flame Records.
Landi may have played every single instrument on the record, but lead single “Spill” definitely doesn’t sound like the work of one mere mortal. Taking the tried and true alt rock formula of bands like Mudhoney and Nirvana, Glazzies exaggerate every component to the Nth degree: guitars churn like chainsaws being driven into chain-link fences; drums explode with a few megatons worth of aggression; and Landi’s vocals alternate between manic mumbling and hoarse yelps of angst. As indebted to the past as their sound may be, Glazzies keep things fresh with the kind of intensity that grabs you by the ears and shakes you out of apathy.
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