The formation of the Minneapolis quintet Gloss began with childhood friendships and was solidified through musical kinship and the necessity of creative collaboration. Jeff Cornell (lead vocals, guitar), Sean Neppl (guitar) and Jack Woolsey (bass) had been like-minded friends who grew up together in the Twin Cities suburbs. Years later, a shared love of music and influences would bring them together with Iowa transplant Jordan Bleau (drums), after crossing paths at few consecutive local shows. Shortly thereafter, the line-up was completed with Emmy Carter (synthesizers), who brought an essential layer to their dream pop soundscapes.
On their self-recorded EP, Between Themselves, Gloss, with co-producer Peter Leisz, tastefully echo their dream pop, shoegaze and post punk influences, molding them into six cathartic tracks whose subject matter deals heavily with the shared experiences between two individuals. The album captures a concentration of anecdotes, which lead singer Jeff Cornell describes as, “A year of changes and struggling to come to terms with them." Whether it's the fear of establishing new connections ("Whose Name"), self-sabotaging a failing relationship ("Before") or the inner struggle of being tired of one's own surroundings ("Something Else"), Between Themselves is unafraid of divulging serious inner conversations while juxtaposing them against soaring, lucid arrangements. Forged Artifacts is excited to present this collection of songs on digital and vinyl formats.
The album will be available on Nov 26. Pre order and release show info forthcoming. (on soundcloud)
|Sean Neppl is on the left - and my nephew!|