Glowbug

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Glowbug
Mrplastic.jpg
Glowbug on the cover of their 2011 LP Mr. Plastic
Background information
Origin Bellingham, Washington, USA
Genres Electronic, Dance
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Self-released
Associated acts The Ghost And The Grace, Idiot Pilot, Hyro Da Hero
Website glowbugsounds.com
Members Daniel Anderson

Glowbug is the dance/electronic band of Los Angeles, CA artist Daniel Anderson, who also fronts The Ghost and the Grace and is one-half of the band Idiot Pilot.[1]

The band originated in October 2010 when Daniel Anderson attempted an experiment of writing, recording, mastering and releasing an EP of new material within three days; the final product being the first digital EP Awful Scary, Yes, Very.[2] The following two months (November/December 2010) saw the release of two more EPs: Silian Rail, and Displacer Beast[3] respectively.

A Glowbug song, "Gold And Chains And Guns" from the Silian Rail EP, was used for a Flaunt Magazine photoshoot with Gillian Jacobs (of the NBC show Community).[4][5]

On May 12, 2011, Glowbug announced via Facebook that the first full-length LP "Mr. Plastic" will be available digitally May 25, 2011. The 12-track album was released free of charge, or for a donation to a charitable organization.

On October 1, 2011 Glowbug released a free, digital-only EP through Bandcamp entitled "Covered In Lights Vol.1" featuring cover songs by The Pixies ("Where Is My Mind), The Smiths (Shoplifters of the World Unite), Radiohead ("Gagging Order"), and Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Maps).[6]

With very little announcement prior, Glowbug released their second LP "Suit of Swords" for free (or by donation) via bandcamp on May 22, 2012.

Releases[edit]

Extended Plays[edit]

Date Released Album details Tracklisting Album Art
October 14, 2010 Awful Scary, Yes, Very[7]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Producer: Daniel Anderson
  • Additional Mixing: Christopher Newton
  • Art Photography: Haylee Nighbert
1. I Want, I Want, I Want

2. Other Fictional Rabbits
3. Paris

November 15, 2010 Silian Rail[8]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Producer: Daniel Anderson
  • Art Photography: Daniel Anderson
1. Gold And Chains And Guns

2. Wings Out
3. The Storm
4. Radio Flyer

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December 20, 2010 'Displacer Beast'[9]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Producer: Daniel Anderson
  • Art Photography: Daniel Anderson
1. No Fun

2. State Street
3. My Name Is Death
4. Game Show Host

Displacer.jpg
October 1, 2011 'Covered In Lights Vol.1'[10]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Production/Mixing/Recording: Daniel Anderson
  • Art Photography: Daniel Anderson
1. Where Is My Mind (Pixies Cover)

2. Shoplifters of the World Unite (The Smiths Cover)
3. Gagging Order (Radiohead Cover)
4. Maps (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)

Albums[edit]

Date Released Album details Tracklisting Album Art
May 25, 2011 Mr. Plastic[11]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Producer: Daniel Anderson
  • Additional Mixing: Christopher Newton
  • Additional Awesomeness: Ian Imhof
  • Album Photography: Hanna Adams
1. Fire Ants

2. Not Another Test
3. To Buy A Knife
4. Never Get It Back
5. Too Good For Reverb
6. The Shows
7. Hanna
8. Sunlight
9. Funeral Song
10. Take Me Alive
11. Werewolf
12. You Will Always Lose

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May 22, 2012 'Suit of Swords'[12]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Production/Mixing/Mastering: Daniel Anderson
  • Art Photography: Daniel Anderson
1. Heatwave

2. The Cockroach
3. Run Like Hell
4. Smoke Eyes
5. New Vinyl
6. Strange Inside
7. City of Motion
8. Magic If
9. Oh No!
10. Alive in the Back of Your Car
11. White Lies
12. Like a Knife Along The Coast
13. Young America
14. You Are the Ace

Singles[edit]

Date Released Album details Tracklisting Album Art
February 20, 2013 Go Easy[13] 1. Go Easy

2. Hip To Be Square (By Huey Lewis and the News)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hay, Travis (25 February 2011). "Glowbug to make its debut March 10". Guerrilla Candy. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Cole, Brent (17 January 2011). "Glowbug CD Reviews - Silian Rail/Displacer Beast". Whats Up! Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  3. ^ ., Ian (22 December 2010). "Glowbug Review - 1146 Miles". 1146 Miles. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Glowbug song used in Flaunt Magazine Shoot". Northern Alliance Management. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.flaunt.com/flaunt/gillian-jacobs
  6. ^ Adler, Matt (4 October 2011). "Glowbug 'Covered In Lights'". BIRP!. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Wakefield, Hayley (17 November 2010). "CD Reviews- Nov.2010- Glowbug". What's Up! Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Blalock, Josh (20 November 2010). "Glowbug Review". Birp! Indie Playlists. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  9. ^ Magit, Bertie (28 December 2010). "Glowbug EP Review". SSG Music. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  10. ^ Adler, Matt (4 October 2011). "Glowbug 'Covered In Lights'". BIRP!. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Roth, Zach (22 June 2011). "Glowbug "Mr. Plastic" Review". Decoy Music. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  12. ^ Anderson, Daniel (21 May 2012). "Glowbug 'Suit of Swords'". Glowbug. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Wakefield, Hayley (17 November 2010). "CD Reviews- Nov.2010- Glowbug". What's Up! Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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