Gleemer – Tooms

One of the most consistently great new music blogs is GoldFlakePaint. Why? Instead of regurgitating the same artists pushed on other more commercial music websites, he makes genuinely beautiful discoveries and writes about them in such a way you can’t help but fall in love. Colorado based duo Gleemer are one such example, pretty much blowing me away this evening.

Taken from their new record Holyland USA, Tooms is an intense brooding affair with a Modest Mouse-esque brilliance to it. A band I’d previously heard nothing about (but seemingly with a back catalogue waiting for me to delve into) its fair to say Tooms is quite the introduction. Warped guitar effects collide with pounding drums, and that voice cutting deep beneath my skin. Simply incredible.

Phill Young