OMG! I just finished my first listen, and I'm blown away. The bass playing on here is phenomenal! This is Jah Wobble greatness here- seriously. This vocalist has the perfect voice for this sort of music, and the drummer kicks that kit's ass. This album made me feel more than alive. This is the essence of post-punk; this should be required listening for every music listener. Just buy it already! Now, I must purchase a physical copy!
Favorite track: Pheasant of Furs.
These songs were written between August 2014 and July 2015.
Recorded on the 19th & 20th of July 2015.
released February 5, 2016
All songs written and performed by Gláss.
All songs, except for Jimmy Fountain, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jay Matheson at The Jam Room Recording Studio, Columbia, SC.
"The album displays an obsession with well-organized chaos—Burke, bassist Ary Davani, and drummer Sam Goldsmith delight in playing their instruments in straight and non-parallel paths, then finding their way out of the tangle. Imagine the frosted despair of Iceage hovering near the freezing point, close enough to see life on the other side but still unable to move." - FLOOD Magazine
"Gláss means business. I don’t mean that in a way that places them in the realm of overly serious bands, but you can’t help but understand the vision the trio were gazing at when they created Accent. You open your eyes into darkness on the album. The limitations of the darkness are unknown, but as you carefully place one foot in front of the other, you eventually squint to see the flickering light." - SoundChips
"The debut LP from Gláss, Accent, is easily one of my favorite post-punk releases of this decade... strong, driving bass presence, courtesy of bassist Ary Davani, and an endearing vocal performance from guitarist/vocalist Aáron Burke (who resides in Athens, GA) helps make Accent an early contender for my AOTY." - Creative Loafing
"If your record collection is stacked with LPs by Swans, The Fall, Joy Division, and the like, you’re going to like Gláss. Spiky, icy, and gothy with well-crafted, memorable moments and tones, they fit well in the ‘80s post-punk revival canon à la iceage and Protomartyr. The trio just released their debut LP, Accent, on the label Post-Echo; from the high praise it’s received so far, we’re sure to be seeing more of the young band in the future." - Connect Savannah
"Gláss’ new album Accent- is a phenomenal, retro post-punk LP. Droning basslines, crystal guitar cleans and verbed-out noise on track like “Pheasant Of Furs” balance the more spastic tracks such as lead single from the album “Glass(-accent).”
Their patience (i.e. “Consumers Remorse”) is what sets Glass apart from other post-punk outfits. Their songs simmer and build and know you don’t always have to finish with an uppercut to win the match. “Stifling Quarters” and “Hotel/Motel” are my two favorites, with previously mentioned “Pheasant of Furs” and “Glass(-accent)” being standouts as well." - Stereofly