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Glass Spells

RIYL

Prayers, the Bravery, Mount Kimbie, Daft Punk, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah , Twin Ritual

Inception

San Diego , 2013

Influences

Moving Units, the Bravery, LCD Soundsystem, Joy Division, Crystal Castles, Daft Punk, Gang Of Four, Human League

Discography

Video(s)

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Glass Spells is a synth-pop group featuring founding bassist/keyboardist Anthony Ramirez, backed as of 2021 by singer Tania Costello and joined at live shows by Michael Buehl on drums. They released their debut single “I Feel It” in 2014.

The band spent early 2016 recording a self-titled album at Emprise Soundlab studios in Mexicali with Gerardo Montoya (aka Letters From Readers, who has also worked with FAX, Maniqui Lazer, etc.). In April, they premiered a new single, “Rebellion,” followed in May by a video for the song "Away From Space" and the album release in September.

Though the original band members were from Imperial Valley, at the time of the album release, singer Suz Gonzalez was living in Phoenix, Arizona, keyboardist Michael Rascon and drummer Mallory Garcia in the Imperial Valley, and Ramirez in San Diego. This eventually proved unworkable.

As of 2018, Ramirez was playing with Twin Ritual, alongside guitarist Nathan Leutzinger (Astral Touch) and singer Laura Levenhagen (Le Chateau). Their early 2018 EP Hand Through the Mist, with its debut single "Angry," was produced by Dave Trumfio (OK Go, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Built to Spill).

March 2020 saw the return of Glass Spells and a new video for their track "Mirrors," with a lineup featuring Anthony Ramirez now backed by Tania Costello (vocals) and Michael Buehl (drums). "We're finishing up a new LP called Shattered that will be out later this year through our label, Negative Gain," said the band.

A video for their synth-drenched track "Empty Road" premiered on YouTube in early 2021, racking up over 13,000 views in its first few weeks. Scenes shot around San Diego include footage of the drive into downtown and the roller coaster at Belmont Park.

The video for "Shattered" was said to be "inspired by nostalgic synth-driven classics." According to the band, "The video took place at the Lafayette Hotel in San Diego on the same stage where a scene from Top Gun was filmed." A release party took place August 14, 2021 at Soda Bar.

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