Stylin Profilin

17 04 2012

Welcome everyone who saw us in the new Style Weekly Music Issue! For the up to dates on the latests and greatests, and to buy music and such, check out our tumblr:

Glowing Realm Tumblr

Also, John Robinson is a NY local, and it’s been an honor to work with such an underground master. Check his stuff out here:

The John Robinson Project

Thanks and hope you dig the tune!

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Reggie Pace joins Bon Iver!

20 06 2011

Excited to let everyone know that our esteemed trombonist Reggie Pace just joined the band of the mighty Bon Iver! Wanted to drop everyone a line today, because tonight (Monday, June 20, 2011) you can catch him and the rest of the band on The Colbert Report, and tomorrow (Tuesday, June 21, 2011) they will be on the Jimmy Fallon show!

And if that wasn’t enough—Reggie’s coming back to RVA on Thursday to play with us at Balliceaux for MONDO ITALIA DANCE PARTY!

Don’t worry, Reggie’s still in the band–despite the whole, “I’m a rockstar and only eat things with truffles or truffle oil in them” thing. I’m using this opportunity to write some new tunes for our next record.

And we’re all getting our truffle hunting skills on point!

For more info on Reggie joining Bon Iver, check out this article on RVA NEWS.





MAY 24 Album Release AND Concert!!!

4 05 2011

Join us for the official release of our new album:

BEACH OF THE WAR GODS

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Live Performance at The Camel (1621 W. Broad St.)

9pm All Ages and FREE!!!

ZAHA (NYC) will open.

This follow up album has been a long time in the making, and we’re excited to finally unleash it in the wild!

We will have a limited number of physical CDs available for $10 each, but fear not, because the album will also be available to download on iTunes, AmazonMP3, eMusic, and more.

We’re also thrilled to be joined by NY experimental band ZAHA, who will be opening!

Also, if that weren’t enough, we are excited to unveil a video for the song “Gary Glitter” created by the amazing Mitchell Craft!!!

Glows in the Dark – Gary Glitter from g4ztop on Vimeo.

Here’s a tracklist and more info on the record:

Beach of the War Gods (2011)

1 Revolver 5:31
2 Violent Rome I 1:03
3 Beach of the War Gods 6:49
4 Manhunt 6:58
5 One Armed Swordsman 7:12
6 Violent Rome II 1:06
7 The Silence 7:34
8 Violent Rome III 2:35
9 Caliber 9 3:52
10 Gary Glitter 3:48
11 Violent Rome IV 1:07
12 My Name is Cameron Vale 7:37

Recorded by Lance Koehler Jan 22-24, 2010 at Jo Ann-land Studios in Cullen, VA
Mixed by Lance and Glows in the Dark Feb. 1, 2010 at Minimum Wage Studios in Richmond, VA. Mastered by Lance Koehler.

Every song on this album is inspired by the movie of the same name, except “Gary Glitter.” “My Name is Cameron Vale” being inspired by David Cronenberg’s Scanners.

All songs by Scott Burton except Violent Rome I-IV by Glows in the Dark
One Armed Swordsman contains elements of “Halloween 1978” and “The Shape Stalks Laurie Strode” by John Carpenter. Produced by Glows in the Dark. Associate Produced by Brandon Mitchell.

Special Thanks to Tray Eppes for the hospitality, inspiration, and goat. Steven Bernstein for continued support, and helpful analysis. Jneiro Jarel for the advice. And Richmond for it’s constant excellence and Lance for getting it on tape.





MONDO ITALIA DANCE PARTY 2!!!

19 04 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Performance at Balliceaux
10:00pm, FREE 21+
203 N. Lombardy, Richmond, VA

www.balliceauxrva.com

Join Richmond band Glows in the Dark as they delve into brand new territory. Inspired by the Italian Crime films of the 1970’s, Glows will present 2 solid sets of grooves taken from these films in a format that’s very new to the band. Playing in front of a backdrop of sex and violence from these films, they will treat the material as a DJ would—-transitioning seamlessly between grooves to keep the people dancing. Dancing? That’s right, Glows will leave behind their free form experimentation, in order to properly keep the crowd moving, and honor the great Italian groovesmiths of yore! This is an exciting time for Glows, presenting this show for the second time at Balliceaux, and adding guests to help the band do it right. Glows will add Lauren Serpa on flute, and special vocals from Eddie Prendergast and Lydia Ooghe on a few deep cuts! In addition, the great SnowPanda will DJ before the gig and keep everyone grooving between sets!

Join us for this special showcase of RVA talent!

More on our guests:

SnowPanda: http://snowpanda.com/

Lydia Ooghe: http://www.lydiaoogheandluxvacancy.com/

Eddie Prendergast: http://amazingghost.bandcamp.com/





MONDO ITALIA DANCE PARTY!!!

15 02 2011

February 24, 2011
Performance at Balliceaux
10:00pm, FREE 21+
203 N. Lombardy, Richmond, VA
http://www.balliceauxrva.com

Join Richmond band Glows in the Dark as they delve into brand new territory. Inspired by the Italian Crime films of the 1970’s, Glows will present 2 solid sets of grooves taken from these films in a format unlike anything the band has done before. Playing in front of a backdrop of sex and violence from these films, they will treat the material as a DJ would—-transitioning seamlessly between grooves to keep the people dancing. Dancing? That’s right, Glows will leave behind their free form experimentation, in order to properly keep the crowd moving, and honor the great Italian groovesmiths of yore! This is an exciting time for Glows, and they are very excited to bring this great old music to a whole new audience.





HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

25 12 2010

From all of us to all of you, we want to wish everyone Happy Holidays with a Christmas standard from a recent show:

Hark the Herold Angels Sing

I had arranged some Christmas tunes from Vince Guaraldi’s Charlie Brown Christmas album to play at a recent Commercial Taphouse show, and upon setting this challenge for myself, two things happened:

1) Reggie wasn’t able to do the gig because of a conflict with NO BS.

2) Cameron was sick in bed.

So to solve these problems we:

1) Were able to work with trombonist Toby Whitaker from Bio Ritmo and Amazing Ghost.

2) Played the gig without a bass player, which meant some last minute adjustments, but it worked.

ENJOY!

And look forward to many new exciting things coming in 2011, including our new album, and the fabled remix project featuring Count Bass D, Jneiro Jarel, and Tim Gane!





Show Download: 7.26.10 First Eurogroove Performance!

31 07 2010

Eurocrime: being a synonym for the word Poliziotteschi…which we discussed here.

Here’s an interesting one. This recording finds us in the early stages of a new show we’re working on, playing hard hitting Eurocrime covers mixed with music we recorded for the documentary Eurocrime. We play this music in front of scenes from Eurocrime films being projected on the wall behind us. The idea being to give an authentic 70’s Italian funk vibe that you can sometimes even dance to (whaaaa?)

For the projection, I had a DVD of Eurocrime movie trailers that ended up being slightly more extreme than I had intended. Tons of violence and sex. It added to the vibe, but the rape was unexpected. Glows is no fan of rape…so I’m gonna retool the footage for our next go round!

We got some good and interesting writeups, and over all the response was very positive. I can’t wait to get everything tighter and add more tunes.

We performed 2 extended suites of tunes. Here’s how they broke down:

Eurogroove #1=One Against Many (Glows), Mark il Poliziotto (S. Cipriani), Betrayal (Glows), La Via Della Droga (Goblin), Corsa Mortale (P. De Luca).

Eurogroove #2=Roma Violenta (De Angelis Brothers), J & B (Glows), Drug’s Theme (E. Simonetti, Goblin), Racket (Glows)

There will be more, and it will be glorious!

Also, check out Through a Glass Darkly in the second set. Scott Clark and I just started a duo and have been using our free section in this song to work out new ideas.

Enjoy.

7.26.10 Balliceaux, RVA

Set 1 (First Eurogroove Performance)

1) Eurogrooves 1

2) Eurogrooves 2

Set 2

1) Beach of the War Gods

2) Up and Down

3) Winterlight

4) Through a Glass Darkly

5) Manhunt

6) Revolver