Stream Glasser Ring

Mandatory weekend listening alert: Glasser’s Ring, the forthcoming full-length debut from Cameron Mesirow’s project, a member of 2010’s Class of Stereogum40, and poised for a proper and just profile raise on the back of this effort, the virtues of which we’ve touched upon when discussing the lovely lead single “Home.” Thanks to an impressive roster of collaborators (including Ariel Rechtshaid, and Fever Ray cohorts Van Rivers & the Subliminal Kid), this is an expansive, elevated take on the iTunes demos that spread last year — but where Van Rivers & the Subliminal Kid made their  mark most indelibly is in the interstitials, the connective tissue between Ring’s discrete tracks, fundamental both to the album’s sound and, apparently, the way the album’s to be enjoyed. This streaming player doesn’t make it easy to select a song, or order, and that’s somewhat the point. True Panther explains:

Something we haven’t spent much time talking about is how the album is loosely structured like the chiastic (or, Ring) structure used in ancient literature. Ideas are paired in symmetric order, often leading bidirectionally towards a certain concept. Songs are used to represent often contradictory emotional states.. So we wanted your first listen to it to reflect that. No set beginning or end, just dive into the album and go with it.

OK. For your chiastic weekend listening sessions:

(via TruePanther)

One for you to take:

Glasser – “Home”

Ring is out 9/28 via True Panther/Matador. You can pre-order Glasser’s Ring, and you can see it live on tour with BTW and fellow Stereogum40 Band Gayngs:

09/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
09/30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/03 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/05 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/07 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge

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