FREE SHOW! Glaciers, Lightsystem, Arms of Tripoli


GLACIERS is a four-piece, instrumental post-rock band from San Francisco and Oakland, California. Over the past five years, the band has worked hard to develop a strong following with their loud, climatic live performances and their first album. Three or the four members of GLACIERS previously played in very loud hardcore bands when they were younger. But with this Bay Area quartet, they have achieved a much more varied approach to music.
In the Fall of 2009, the band released their debut ‘And the Sea Won the Battle’ on their own label, Sound of Glaciers. The album includes six songs and clocks in at just over forty minutes. Recorded in Oakland, California with Jeremy Goody at Megasonic Sound, the album was self-produced and focuses on the best elements of their live show: loud guitars, reverb, space echo, tape loops, pounding drums, and throbbing bass. A lot of reviews of the record have compared the band to the likes of Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky, but more of the band’s roots can be found in local Bay Area artists Neurosis. Much of the material was written on late cold nights while the fog was settling and this aesthetic strangely finds its way into their sound.
Shortly after the release of their first album, the band started working on writing songs for the next. And after three years of writing and recording, GLACIERS released their much anticipated follow up album ‘Mirrored Through the Ancients’ on July 30th, 2013. The album represents a heavier, more mature sound for the band as they continue to experiment and expand into new musical directions.


Lightsystem have been pounding out and polishing their atmospheric art rock since 2008, when drummer John Kyle and guitarist/vocalist Danny Byrne met in Los Angeles.

After recording and self-releasing their self titled EP in 2009, they began performing throughout Southern California with the help of a revolving lineup of musicians, until 2011 saw the addition of Jason Greenly on bass, solidifying the group. In 2012, The three embarked on a tour of the Western United States, while writing their most recent album, the gorgeously self-produced epic that is Lost Language.
In July 2013, Lightsystem released Lost Language. Taking inspiration from the electronic pulsation of Fever Ray, the shimmering guitars and sweetly sad whispers of My Bloody Valentine, they push and unfold their music cyclically — brutality coming at you in waves in a way that is reminiscent of Mogwai or Cult of Luna. The songs range in length from just over three minutes to the beastly Plurals, clocking in at 10:29. Not a moment is wasted. The combination of Byrne's evocative vocals and abstract lyrics materialize into eerie imagery, entering the realm of incantation in the song Mirrors: "Triangle triangle draw yes you draw it out/ Another voice you need to collect/And all the bones not needed from my hand."

In August 2013, Lightsystem toured California and Arizona with newest bandmate, Matt Johnson, joining them on synth. The four have continued to perform, supporting acts such as AEGES, Ashes Divide, Author & Punisher, Battle Tapes, Carina Round, and Steve Brodsky of Cave In.

bio written by Andi Magenheimer


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FREE SHOW! Glaciers, Lightsystem, Arms of Tripoli

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