Out on the arid plains of West Texas, Glass Cannon is harmonizing the next spiritual awakening into an essence of ethereal frequencies seldom heard by man, woman, or child. The audacious trio, having just released their latest Strange Toes EP on Wump Collective Label only days ago, is well beyond the realms of complex logical reasoning, and thus, they leave us with the concentrate of a collaborative concept solitarily translatable through music. Yeah, it’s like that.
Artists use the word “produce” very lightly in their endeavors of music creation, alas, the mere word “production” pitifully underestimates the rock-y psychedelic chaos and order of Glass Cannon’s output. Having backgrounds in Metal, Blues, and West Texas rock, Kasey Chesnutt (drummer/producer) and Elias Salaz (guitarist/producer) meticulously weave tribal sounds of the world and radical guitar riffs into a concise interstellar stew of self-reflection, inducing a much needed existential analysis.
Lately, Glass Cannon have found themselves wrapping these righteous rhythms around Dubstep samples. Though, with the immeasurable depth of layers, it is difficult to pay attention to any singular facet at once. Simply brilliant!
Drifting along the high ground in the folds of their tracks, are the other-worldly vocals of the dreamy Holly Harper. Where the mind wanders in the midst of Glass Cannon’s mystical melodies, it also finds purpose within the timely lyrics, grounded in the heart of the track. The chemistry between the two creates a juxtaposed friction in which you’ll still find yourself craving when the Texas electronic scene grows stale, as it does at times.
Living in Texas, Glass Cannon conjure a lot of their psychedelic-acoustic inspiration from jam-band shows they have seen, live, all over the state. For those of you who have never experienced Texas, the local band scene is a thriving niche that Texans relish from town to town. Glass Cannon has taken extraordinary advantage of ‘jam band’ opportunities and turned them into fuel for the vigorous groove that drives the traditional rock sound behind their songs. This same inspiration lends to the ironic fact that their ‘wonky’ sound, as they describe it, is something they are trying to introduce and spread across the entire Texas electronic scene.
While Glass Cannon is a definitely a niche sound, they cannot be restrained by one single genre.
Genres have no application to Glass Cannon, so much as a partial vibe in only given moments of their music. However, they do have a goal for a general theme and that in itself is, ‘wonky’. Make no mistake as this general theme is no limitation to Glass Cannon’s capacities as rhythmic engineers, rather, that their music is non-traditional. Others might say that Glass Cannon is past the labels we may try to adhere to them. Given that, you should be gob smacked to know that the fresh release of Strange Toes EP is a year behind their current state of musical affairs.
No secrets need to be unraveled here, though after heavy indulgence of their latest EP, the music that they have in the works for the future, hinting at possible Drum n’ Bass sounds, should do no less than rip the quaint sanity right out of your coddled skull, and explode it into the spatial vacuum of your own immediate vicinity. Find a safe place and light some sage because the spiritual intensity that lives within Strange Toes EP is a precursor to an era of Glass Cannon that just might move us into the next evolutionary trials of human aspiration.
Glass Cannon is stretching their arms all over Texas as they are talking about a possible tour in the future. With Wump Collective behind them, Glass Cannon truly wishes to peel open the hearts, minds, and souls of their fan base and future listeners. They want to encourage others to explore what they have, not only inside but on the outside as well. There is whole world out there being uncovered and repainted with colors of ingenuity and original design. Part of this starts with Strange Toes EP, and the rest is more-so up to your therapist! If you want to know what the future holds, fire away with Glass Cannon because they will surely continue to blast introspective shrapnel across your cognitive space… man.