Friday, May 20, 2016

Rio Turbo - "Party Boy Blvd" New Single + Remixes


SURPRISE! Gloss just dropped the remix companion album to last year's Rio Turbo... Party Boy Blvd.  The album features a brand new single, "Party Boy Blvd" produced by Milwaukee synthwave wunderkind DASHCAM, as well as remixes from members of The Fatty Acids, Dogs in Ecstasy, GGOOLLDD and $truggle $e$$ion PLUS a remix from Turbo friend Tyler Robots DOUBLE PLUS it features a cover of "Don't Ever Die" by NO/NO.

Rio Turbo will be playing opening night of Gloss Weekend. You can buy weekend passes here. Tune in and get heady with Rio Turbo's latest release below.
 

Friday, May 6, 2016

NO/NO - "Sound and Light" Preorder and Album Details

Official Album Cover
Gloss Records is super excited to announce our third vinyl release from Milwaukee's NO/NO, Sound and Light (GLS012). Preorders are available here! The record comes on black vinyl with lyric sheet and download card.  Here's a little more about the album:

"NO/NO stands apart as Milwaukee’s most evolved electro pop band, pairing new wave sensibilities with the fuzzy, dreamlike quality of shoegaze.  With two EPs and an impressive live show making waves throughout the city, NO/NO’s latest outing, the full length “Sound and Light,” is a slick, wistful 8-song soundtrack to summer and beyond.

Formed from the ashes of Milwaukee favorites The Delphines in 2014, NO/NO got to business differentiating from their past. Expanding into electronic sounds allowed the band to form their own identity, complete with a sound that nods to New Order’s best hooks and Beach House’s sense of melody.

Slinky, anthemic synths layered with tight guitar hooks and ethereal vocals are NO/NO’s trademarks, and they’re better than ever on “Sound and Light.” Album opener “Waiting For Something to Happen” pairs guitarist Harrison Colby’s adept, emotive guitar work with keyboardist Cat Ries’ bright, catchy synths while the two trade vocals and drummer Jeremy Ault and bassist Lucas Riddle build up a tightly wound beat.  “Two Lane Blacktop” pits Colby’s evocative guitar and vocals against a glistening keyboard backdrop, while album closer “Whatever” showcases Ries’ vocals at their brightest and most tender, letting the album close like a drive into the sunset. Clocking in at just less than 40 minutes,  “Sound and Light” is destined to be summer’s go-to record for late night runs, Friday night after parties, and smooth, lazy Sunday afternoons."

The band has released two singles from the album so far, "Whatever" and "Television," the second premiering today on Milwaukee Record.  Or you can stream it here!


Friday, April 22, 2016

Iron Pizza "The End" Music Video


Iron Pizza just dropped a new music video for the song "The End" featured on their split cassette with Soup Moat. Matt Wild of Milwaukee Record had this to say about it:

"Milwaukee’s Iron Pizza occupies a warped, whacked-out wavelength where every broken thrift shop kiddie keyboard is an instrument to be treasured, and where songs like “Stoopid Drugged Up Monkees” exist. The band has been making its own peculiar no-wave electro ditties since 2014, but until now, it hasn’t dipped its toes into the video realm. Enter the new video for “The End,” which is exactly the kind of video you’d expect from Iron Pizza—which is to say it’s wonderful."

The cassette is available through our online store.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Iron Pizza / Soup Moat Split Cassette Details

Split cover
SURPRISE! Gloss is putting out our first split TOMORROW!  Both sides of the latest Gloss release (GLS014), from the bands Iron Pizza and Soup Moat, came together by a happy accident.  Both bands were originally supposed to have separate split releases with other artists, Soup Moat with the now seemingly defunct Fuck of Seagulls and Iron Pizza with jazz-folk band New Boyz Club.  When things didn't work out as planned the two bands came together with their respective sides, both produced and recorded by Harrison Colby at the old Klement's Sausage Factory.  We're very pleased that these recordings are finally seeing the light of day, some of which are a year and a half old.  In our opinion here at Gloss, Iron Pizza's glammy synth rock and Soup Moat's sludgey noise punk couldn't be a better match for each other.


Tracklisting

Side A (Iron Pizza):
1. Satan is One of Us
2. Pop Punk
3. Coffee
4. The End

Side B (Soup Moat):
1. Loveseat
2. Blue Metal Snowcone
3. No Gods
4. Squirrels n' Bees

Outer sleeve
J Card Front
J Card Back

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Dead Man's View" OUT TODAY


Lorde Fredd33's debut album Dead Man's View is out today! You can stream the album here or purchase it through our online store.

Audiences throughout the Midwest have known about Lorde Fredd33's chaotic live shows for years. After 2015's critically acclaimed EP, "33: The Education," Lorde Fredd33 finally drops his first full length record, "Dead Man's View," on Gloss.

Produced by fellow New Age Narcissism member Q the Sun, "Dead Man's View" is his heaviest and most experimental recording to date. His signature voice, coupled with Q the Sun's hypnotic instrumentals, will leave listeners possessed...an album that will indelibly creep and lurk inside long after repeated listens.


Here's everything you need to know about the two release shows tomorrow and Friday:


GGOOLLDD - "For the Night" Vinyl


GGOOLLDD's new vinyl version of "For the Night" hit our online store yesterday!  Designed by Rob Carmichael at SEEN studios, the EP comes on clear 12" vinyl with alternate packaging to the original cassette.  GGOOLLDD will be celebrating the release with label-mates NO/NO on Record Store Day (4/16/16) at the Exclusive Company on Farwell Ave in Milwaukee.

Tracklisting

Side A:
1. All Night
2. City Lights

Side B:
1. For the Night
2. Dance Through the Winter

In case you missed it, check out GGOOLLDD's video for "Dance Through the Winter" directed by the band's own Margaret Butler.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Lorde Fredd33 - "Dead Man's View" album details

Official Cover
Gloss Records is extremely pleased to announce (GLS016) Lorde Fredd33's "Dead Man's View," out on 4.13.16.

Audiences throughout the Midwest have known about Lorde Fredd33's chaotic live shows for years. After 2015's critically acclaimed EP, "33: The Education," Lorde Fredd33 finally drops his first full length record, "Dead Man's View," on Gloss.

Produced by fellow New Age Narcissism member Q the Sun, "Dead Man's View" is his heaviest and most experimental recording to date. His signature voice, coupled with Q the Sun's hypnotic instrumentals, will leave listeners possessed...an album that will indelibly creep and lurk inside long after repeated listens.

The cassette will feature alternate packaging including a black out sleeve and tarot card inspired cover. PRE-ORDER NOW!