Published on January 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Editor0
Glacier Veins Announces Debut Full-Length Album
Dream punk band Glacier Veins is thrilled to announce their debut full-length album, The World You Want To See. Out on February 28th via Equal Vision Records/Common Ground Collective, The World You Want To See is a collection of lessons learned and shared – highlighted in warm hues of pink. Fans can check out the band’s latest single/music video, “Everything Glows,” and pre-order the album now, here: glacierveins.merchnow.com.
“’Everything Glows’ was one of the last songs we wrote for The World You Want To See, and it ended up feeling like it captures the main theme of the whole record—creating and surrounding yourself with good energy and a meaningful perspective on the life you’re living,” shares Malia Endres.
She continues: “We wrote this song in Los Angeles on a day off during tour. It all flowed so naturally after being inspired by the shows we were playing, the people we were spending time with, and the experiences we were having around that time. I was feeling very grateful and surrounded by magic. We all get so energized and excited when we play this song so we wanted to share those feelings visually through the music video. I’m hoping it brings some extra light to your day.”
When most people come to epiphanies, it takes a big moment to get them to change their mindset. But for singer/guitarist Malia Endres of Glacier Veins, looking at the world differently came easy. “This has been a gradual thing over the last three years, but I’ve been a lot more tuned in to my own thoughts,” says Endres. “If I ever feel my thoughts becoming too negative or pessimistic, I try and turn it around and see something good out of it.”
This was the message her and the rest of Glacier Veins—rounded out by bassist Kyle Woodrow, guitarist Jason Espinoza, and drummer Tyler Groce—explore on their new record The World You Want To See. While Endres has been writing and performing as Glacier Veins since 2015, releasing EPs in both 2017 (Dreamspace) and 2016 (Clear Your Head), The World You Want To See was the first project that had a finalized lineup from start to finish. “I started this project a couple years ago as my solo project, with hopes to turn it into a full band,” says Endres. “We’ve been through a lot of different members, but with this album we finally feel like we’ve found our set group. That makes it feel like a more collaborative songwriting process.”
In fact, the two songs which were written as a collective also happen to be the universal band favorites. First, the pop punk-rooted “Everything Glows,” which takes Endres’ normally tranquil vocals and adds heat in both her snarky delivery and the thudding drum backbone. “Another Feeling,” however, returns to Glacier Veins’ strong base of soaring harmonies and soothing dream-pop, while still taking a step forward in both songwriting and production. Both of these speak to Endres’ initial message of outlook and mindset; in “Everything Glows” she sings, “I think that this is what we needed/Now we’re waiting on the world to see it.” So it makes sense when Endres’ describes the album as “finding your own inspiration through life. Not being dragged down by negative thoughts, but holding onto the good things.”
With that, they took to the woods. Enlisting producer Justin Abel, they went to his studio on the outskirts of their hometown of Portland to record. “We spent about nine days in the studio, which isn’t a lot of time for nine songs,” says Endres, “but it didn’t feel like we were rushing through it. We had things mapped out but Justin had great suggestions. It felt like a great space to bust out a sick record.”
In short, they succeeded. The World You Want To See sidesteps the usual stumblings of a debut record in favor of giving their ever-growing audience even more work to hold onto. Having performed at Vans Warped Tour, 8123 Fest, Bled Fest, Treefort Fest, and All Good Fest, they have plenty to build on. So it’s perfect harmony when Endres’ speaks about what she hopes fans will get out of the new record: “I want everyone to have a positive mindset and set goals and dreams for themselves—and put action toward reaching them.” If they have Endres as a role model, they’re in great hands.
Glacier Veins will release The World You Want To See on February 28th via Equal Vision Records/Common Ground Collective. To pre-order, please visit: glacierveins.merchnow.com.
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The World You Want To See Tracklisting:
- Feel Better Now
- Everything Glows
- Another Feeling
- Set My Mind
- Remember This