By Jonah Krueger, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Run For Cover Records/glass beach]
Independent label Run For Cover Records revealed their newest signing, inventive indie-rock group glass beach, on Thursday, November 14. In addition to the signing, Run For Cover announced a string of merchandise and official distribution of glass beach’s the first glass beach album.
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glass beach has gained increasing traction since the release of their self-released debut earlier this year, the first glass beach album. Named one of Sterogum’s “Bands to Watch,” glass beach woos fans with a unique flavor of indie-rock, which often includes strong grooves, tonal shifts and unexpected instrumentation.
The signing was teased on Twitter a day before the announcement, which was also revealed via Twitter. The band and many of its fans have since joined in on the fun, commenting on the news and creating memes.
Run For Cover’s edition of the band’s debut is set to release in both digital and physical formats. Notably, a double LP featuring a blue and red colored vinyl pressing is available for preorder.
Also available is glass beach clothing. Two shirts, a sweatshirt and album-shirt bundles are all available via Run For Cover’s official store.
Run For Cover, founded in 2004, has quickly made a name for itself as a prominent player in the indie, emo-tinged world of rock. Their past artists include LVL UP, Modern Baseball and (Sandy) Alex G. With this new signing, glass beach joins the company of Run For Cover’s current artists, including Turnover, mewithoutYou, Camp Cope and American Pleasure Club.
Listen to the first glass beach album below.