Foofer Friday: Glaswegians – Glaswegians

7Oh3Kjg-2glasThese past few weeks have been absolutely crazy for me. I just started writing for Echoes and Dust, which is how I found this band, Glaswegians.

I must admit, I was a bit disappointed when I found out that the band Glaswegians wasn’t actually from Glasgow. This misleading band hails from British Columbia. Sneaky hosers.

The album, however, was far from disappointing, and it’s just as sneaky. You think the intro is going to be very dark and gloomy until you realize that the tempo is slowly picking up. It’s so smooth and so well done, it’s impressive to see something so difficult to pull off in a band’s debut ep.

The song as a whole sounds like the soundtrack to a mystery novel that takes place on a train, which seems to be a sort of a theme, recurring in ‘Avoirdupois’. I think you can hear an actual train, too. Have you been around a train lately? If not, let me remind you of what they are like: They are beasts. Low grumblings of sheer power, forces to be reckoned with. An unyielding momentum that is captured perfectly in this album.

And when they aren’t making the latest train murder mystery movie soundtrack, they’re showing their musical prowess with more traditional means, with soaring guitars and calming soundscapes. The high are just as calming as the lows, the lows are just as rewarding as the highs, and the snozberries taste like snozberries!

With outstanding instrumentalists and perfect recording quality, there’s no way you can go wrong. Nothing sounds out of place, nothing sounds like it’s dominating your headphones. It hits all the right notes with me, both literally and figuratively.

This album will be released later this year, but you can stream the first two tracks on their bandcamp page.

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