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Equal Vision Signs Glass Cloud

Posted by: Alex DiVincenzo (12/16/11)
Glass Cloud, fronted by former Sky Eats Airplane and Of Mice & Men vocalist Jerry Roush, have signed to Equal Vision Records. The band is currently recording their debut album for a late Spring/early Summer release. Watch a studio update in the replies.
    
 
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10:59 AM on 12/16/11
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Press ReleaseGlass Cloud, featuring former Sky Eats Airplane and Of Mice & Men frontman Jerry Roush, has signed to Equal Vision Records and released a new video as part of Glass Cloud TV. The in-studio recording update also reveals their complete lineup of Roush, 8-string guitarist Joshua Travis [ex-The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza], bassist Travis Sykes and drummer Chad Hasty.

The Hampton, VA-based band is currently in San Diego, CA recording their debut album at Lambesis Studios, with Joshua Travis producing the record. Glass Cloud will release the full-length album in late Spring/early Summer 2012.

Musically, Glass Cloud offers a sense of controlled chaos fueled by Roush's deep, ferocious growls and distinct, gritty cleans. Travis' phenomenal guitarwork and ability to constantly surprise listeners stands out as he displays the perfect balance between energetic, driving intricacies and calmer progressions that carry a dark, eerie tone. Sykes and Hasty, who met one another as students at Berkley College of Music in Boston, MA, rule the rhythm section contributing unique cadences and swinging, jazzy grooves interlaced with softer symphonic touches. Glass Cloud shines as the members deliver some of their heaviest and most technical compositions to date.

“The collective musicianship and talent level in this band is unbelievable,” explains Travis. “…and to top it off, the guys are all down-to-earth people too. Working on this record has been a lot of fun. We are trying to introduce something organic and ambient into heavy music. Not the typical breakdown heavy, but darker chords upon layers and layers.”

Roush also boasts unabashedly about the remarkable caliber of musical proficiency within the band, and specifically about the creative connection between himself and Travis stating, “From the moment he became involved in this band, he was sending me fully finished tracks left and right, songs that were blowing my mind. Musically, Josh is a beast…the dude is a musical machine. We meshed so well, right from the start, making tracks that had no limits to them. I couldn’t have asked for a better and more prolific guitarist to accompany me in this new musical endeavor. And with Josh being the producer of the debut Glass Cloud record, we know that we are making the exact album that we want to make.”

“We have been working intensely in the studio, but it will definitely pay off when we introduce something new and fresh to the scene,” Travis concludes. “I don’t think I could be more excited about a project.”

Glass Cloud will spend 2012 on the road supporting their forthcoming album, with tour dates to be announced soon.
11:10 AM on 12/16/11
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Woah woah woah woah woah, is Josh Travis out Tony Danza? He's like the most talented motherfucker I've seen in a long time, really hope this doesn't mean the end of Danza.

But this band sounds awesome on paper, I've always liked Jerry and was afraid he'd join a boring metalcore band. But the clip was solid and 'jazz grooves' in the description have me incredibly excited for what these guys can do.
11:11 AM on 12/16/11
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Woah woah woah woah woah, is Josh Travis out Tony Danza? He's like the most talented motherfucker I've seen in a long time, really hope this doesn't mean the end of Danza.

But this band sounds awesome on paper, I've always liked Jerry and was afraid he'd join a boring metalcore band. But the clip was solid and 'jazz grooves' in the description have me incredibly excited for what these guys can do.
He's listed as ex-Danza
11:15 AM on 12/16/11
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Was just wondering what happened with this.
11:18 AM on 12/16/11
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Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, I tried to block that out. This sounds really awesome, but Danza IV....
11:20 AM on 12/16/11
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Hopefully this works out for Jerry. He's a super nice dude, and he's had to take a lot of unnecessary shit.
11:22 AM on 12/16/11
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the dude is pretty genuine. Solid scream and stage presence. This is gonna be pretty awesome.
11:35 AM on 12/16/11
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I loved his work in SEA, so now I am excited for Glass Cloud.
11:40 AM on 12/16/11
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Kinda irks me when bands get signed to labels through what seems like association only.
11:45 AM on 12/16/11
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ohhhh he is back to singing.. didn't already get kicked out of a band for not being able to sing
11:51 AM on 12/16/11
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Whoa. That clip has me really intrigued. Didn't think I would be this interested.
11:51 AM on 12/16/11
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I'm a Roush fan so I'm excited for this.
11:53 AM on 12/16/11
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Not to sound like a dick but in a few weeks/months I wouldnt be surprised if I heard a member has left this band. It always seem to happen to scene bands that form like this.
11:55 AM on 12/16/11
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I'm a Roush fan so I'm excited for this.
same

oh hey I'm from Escondido! coolll beans :D
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