Glassjaw Roar Back With First New Song in Nearly 5 Years
Glassjaw have shocked fans twice this year, having performed a surprise show in New York in August and now releasing a new song. It is the first taste of new music since the 2011 EP, Coloring Book, and it comes by way of the monstrous "New White Extremity." The song has the Glassjaw trademarks and should send fans into a frenzy.
Opening with a crushing, churning riff textured with disharmonic alternate picking, the band waste no time getting back to their roots. With the obvious Faith No More influence bleeding through their New York hardcore aesthetics, Glassjaw create an uncomfortable atmosphere. The nervous energy of singer Daryl Palumbo is ever-palpable as he traverses his way through the jolting rhythms, alternating between his nasal-toned clean voice and aggressive shrieks and screams.
Glassjaw debuted two new members at their surprise show in August. Bassist Travis Sykes and drummer Chad Hasty — both of Glass Cloud — who now make up the band's rhythm section following the departures of Manuel Carrero and Durijah Lang. Both had left the band once before back in 2000 and rejoined in 2004.
Fans have been waiting over a decade for the band's third studio album. Glassjaw found success with their first two records, 2000's Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence and 2002's Worship and Tribute. They have released three EPs since then, keeping fans slightly satiated, but ever-anxious. No other details have been made available, so for now "New White Extremity" will have to hold everyone over, clinging to hopes for that long-awaited full length.
Glassjaw will be out supporting Coheed in Cambria on their 2016 North American tour. The trek will begin in Boston on Feb. 22 and come to an end on March 27 in Denver, Colo. To see a list of tour dates, check the band's Facebook page.
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