The Glass Announce U.S Tour, “Couples Therapy” EP Release Party October 4th With Simian Mobile Disco DJ Set

Spinner.com – “Live Indietronica production outfit the Glass has been keeping electronic music interesting in NYC” http://www.spinner.com/2007/02/08/the-glass-dj-set-mp3/

The Tripwire – ”Club bangers that will undoubtedly have the kids’ asses shaking like they were on fire. If you’re into LCD Soundsystem, Justice, !!!, The Rapture, etc. etc. you’ll love these guys too”
http://www.thetripwire.com/news/2007/2/2/download-the-glass-come-alive

FreeIndie.com – “The Glass successfully combines hipster rock with techno, creating the ideal sound
for people who like dance clubs and hate Usher.” http://www.freeindie.com/2007/01/the_glass.html

Although The Glass are world renowned for genre busting 12” vinyl releases on dance labels like Fine Records and Plant music, Couples Therapy is their first proper CD release. A seven song EP, recorded in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Woodstock New York, this disc goes from the dance floor to the bedroom and back again with a unique blend of New York Punk, Old School Rave, Hip-Hop, Indie and Madchester. If the EP cover art has anything to do with the music inside, Couples Therapy seems to be very much in tune with current themes in contemporary America (f**king or fighting?)

From the raucous disco of “Mad At You” to the tripped out vibe of “Green Leaves” (co produced by Depeche Mode producers Andrew Phillpot and Christian Eigner), from the drug-fueled “Come Alive” to the indie crunk of “Try Some More”, The Glass use a blend of electronics, instrumentation and classic songwriting to make dance music that endeavors to reach beyond the bassline, all the while maintaining a sense of beauty and the beat!

The Glass are constantly touring either as a full band, DJ’s or as a Soundsystem/Live PA……. Be ready to check in for Therapy!!!

Since The Glass released their first single “Won’t Bother Me” in 2004 on Fine/Four Music in Europe, the band has continued to receive rave reviews in the press, meanwhile turning DJs into fans, and strangers into supporters. They went on to release their second single “Hear The Music” which was remixed by Mylo and the band have played with CSS, Kaiser Chiefs, Shy Child, The Pipettes, The Bravery, The Go! Team, Whitey, Mylo, The Glimmers, Arthur Baker, DJ Hell and many more.

The Glass is comprised of Dominique Keegan (vocals, guitars) and Glen Brady (on programming, vocals, keys and samples). Both, originally from Dublin, have been working as DJs since the 90s: Dominique at his own Plant bar and Plant parties in New York and Glen (aka DJ Wool) as a fixture on the Irish dance music scene and as a DMC champion. Glen, who moved to New York in 2001, is also an accomplished producer whose credits include such diverse artists as R.E.M., INXS and Timo Mass. Together, the duo also mixed and compiled ‘The Sound of Young New York’ compilations. Dominique and Glen formed The Glass in 2003, and since then have been featured on over 20 compilations, including John Digweed’s FABRIC 20 mix and Dave Seaman’s Renaissance mix, and released four 12”s.

They’ve played live in Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Rennes, London, Leeds, Munich, LA, San Francisco, Miami, DC, Boston & Toronto. Additionally, the Glass have been featured on albums by 2020 Soundsystem, Rinocerose, and Filur. The Rinocerose track ‘Stop It’ feat. The Glass recently featured in an episode of C.S.I. Miami. The Glass perform live as a full 3 piece band with bass player, and as DJs and a Soundsystem, using turntables, synths and vocals to create an exciting performance designed for clubs and dance venues. They are off for another tour in Europe, the last one in Decmeber included stellar performances at Back 2 Basics’ 15 Year Anniversary (with 2020 Soundsystem & Bez from Happy Mondays) and at Transmusicales festival’s main stage in Brittany, France. They hold down a weekly Saturday night party in New York at 200 Orchard where they often play live and will be doing dates in the US in August and September and the fall.

NEW YORK
10/04/2007 Hiro Ballroom
CD RELEASE PARTY
363 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011
THE GLASS live at their ’Couples Therapy’ CD release party w/ Simian Mobile Disco DJ Set

ATLANTA
10/11/2007 Bazzaar
CD RELEASE PARTY
654 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Cost:FREE w/ rsvp
Description:The Glass Soundsystem release party for COUPLES THERAPY EP rsvp for free list: info@dsirmusic.com

NEW YORK
10/20/2007 09:00 PM – 200 Orchard
PLANT MUSIC CMJ PARTY
200 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10009 Cost:Free
Description:The Glass live at Plant Music CMJ party with KAP10KURT, Boy Crisis, Sam Champion,
DJ Stretch Armstrong and many more…..

EUROPEAN DATES

11/23/2007 VEGA, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

11/24/2007 C/O BAR, MALMO, SWEDEN
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

11/28/2007 SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

11/29/2007 HIVE, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

11/30/2007 NEUCHATEL, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

12/1/2007 CLUB 103 BERLIN, GERMANY
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

12/07/2007 ANTWERP, BELGIUM
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

12/08/2007 TRANSMUSICALES, RENNES, FRANCE
THE GLASS LIVE AT THIS AMAZING FRENCH FESTIVAL

12/13/2007 VIENNA, AUSTRIA tbc.
THE GLASS SOUNDSYSTEM

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