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Austin-based post-hardcore rockers Glassing have found a way to break the mold without destroying its contents: as an alternative to post-metal (or even an antidote to blackgaze), their upcoming sophomore full-length Spotted Horse blends blackened dynamics and emotional poignancy under a devilishly addictive framework. Chock full of what I call "down grooves," strategic blasting, and a vocal performance to tear your heart out, Glassing have crafted a fully featured album perfect for both solo nighttime listening and long highway trips in the rain. Whatever mood strikes you, as long as it's fervently introspective and on the cusp of some kind of grander realization, Spotted Horse will reflect it right back even more amplified. Check out an exclusive stream of "Follow Through" below.

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Clearly a crossover between hardcore, black metal, and post-metal, this nebulous genre space means less in nomenclature than it does in emotional depth. Borrowing the most climactic elements from each style, Glassing penned "Follow Through" to lift you out of your conscious thought-stream into a more dreamlike state. Luckily, too, this band knows the importance of pacing, and when to be quieter than louder -- the dynamics of this track (and Spotted Horse at large) are impressive to say the least without also succumbing to being overwrought or overlong. These tunes "sink in" rather than beating you over the head, and considering the sheer granite weight of Spotted Horse, that's an achievement indeed.

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Spotted Horse releases May 17th via Brutal Panda. Stream two more singles via Bandcamp. Glassing will be on tour in June and July, dates below:

6/1 Barracuda - Austin, TX
6/14 Ventura - San Antonio, TX
6/15 Rudyards - Houston, TX
6/27 Freetown Boom Boom Room - Lafayette, LA
6/28 Santos - New Orleans, LA
6/29 Bald Eagle Pub - Baton Rouge, LA
6/30 The Nick - Birmingham, AL
7/1 Springwater Supper Club - Nashville, TN
7/2 House Show - Richmond, VA
7/3 Kung Fu Neck Tie - Philadelphia, PA
7/5 The Middle East - Boston, MA
7/6 Brooklyn Bazaar Basement - Brooklyn, NY
7/7 TBA - Pittsburgh, PA
7/8 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
7/9 Sleeping Village - Chicago, IL
7/10 Foam - St. Louis, MO
7/11 Whittier Bar - Tulsa, OK
7/12 The Bike Shop - Dallas, TX
7/13 Haltom Theater - Ft Worth, TX

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