The Gloria Record

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The Gloria Record
OriginAustin, Texas, United States
GenresAlternative rock, emo pop, post-rock
Years active1997–2004
LabelsCrank!, Arena Rock Recording Company
Associated actsThe Glass Family, Mineral, Zookeeper
Past membersChris Simpson
Jeremy Gomez
Brian Hubbard
Ben Houtman
Brian Malone
Matt Hammon (1997-1998)
Jeremy Tappero (1998-1999)

The Gloria Record was an American rock band from Austin, Texas, the project of former Mineral vocalist Chris Simpson and bassist Jeremy Gomez, who formed it in 1998 together with guitarist Brian Hubbard and vocalist Matt Hammon.

The band's first release was a self-titled EP, recorded in January 1998 and released on the record label Crank! Later that year, Ben Houtman joined the group on piano/organ. Various US tours followed, and in 1999, Brian Malone joined on drums. Another EP, A Lull In Traffic, was recorded in 1999 and released on Crank! in 2000. The one and only full-length album, Start Here, was recorded over many months in 2000-2001, and was produced by Mike Mogis[1] (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley) at Mogis' Presto recording studio in Lincoln, Nebraska. Start Here was released in 2002 on the Arena Rock Recording Co. label.

The Gloria Record disbanded in the spring of 2004 while working on the follow-up to Start Here,[2] with Gomez and Hubbard going on to perform with Austin's The Glass Family and Chris Simpson pursuing solo projects under the name Zookeeper.



  • Start Here (April 6, 2002)


  • The Gloria Record EP (November 10, 1998)
  • A Lull In Traffic (May 16, 2000)


  • "Grace, The Snow Is Here" (1998)

Related projects[edit]

  • Attention - Jeremy Tappero
  • Gratitude - Jeremy Tappero
  • Mineral - Chris Simpson, Jeremy Gomez
  • The Stereo - Jeremy Tappero
  • Zookeeper - Chris Simpson, Ben Houtman, Jeremy Gomez
  • The Glass Family - Jeremy Gomez, Brian Hubbard
  • Booher and the Turkeyz - Ben Houtman
  • Ovenbirds - Jeremy Gomez, Brian Hubbard, Ben Houtman
  • SWISS - Brian Malone, Brian Hubbard, Chris Simpson, Jeremy Gomez, Ben Houtman
  • House and Parish - Brian Malone


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