Rising Tampa-based indie act Glove can trace their origins back to 2017: the band’s founding members Rod Wendt, Brie Deux and Michelle Primiani started playing music. Justin Burns joined shortly thereafter, and the band quickly established their sound, which blends 80s synth-based New Wave with elements of contemporary rock ‘n’ roll,.
The Tampa based indie outfit honed their show through two years of self-booking DIY shows, and then opening for The Nude Party and Broncho on a string of East Coast shows. The members of Glove caught the attention of Cage the Elephant‘s Brad Shultz, who produced the band’s forthcoming, full-length debut Boom Nights.
Boom Nights‘ first single “Glass” was released in April and landed on Spotify’s New Noise playlist. Since then, the Tampa based band has hit the road: they finished a month-long tour with White Reaper and have played sets at Lollapalooza and Levitation. They’ll play a handful of dates with Wavves this month.
2022 looks to be a breakthrough year for the Tampa-based quartet: they’ll begin the year touring with A Place to Bury Strangers and Boom Nights will see its release. As always, tour dates are below. But in the meantime the album’s third and latest single “Modern Toy,” which features the band’s Brie Deux taking up lead vocal duties, is a frenetic yet dance floor friendly ripper that’s one-part Freedom of Choice era Devo, one-part Fever to Tell era Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
“‘Modern Toy’ refers to the dark underbelly of Hollywood,” Glove’s Brie Deux says. “The song slowly creeps up and starts revealing the frustrations and alienation within the entertainment industry. It all leads up to a full fledge lash out, where the industry has completely consumed the person and reveals they’re nothing but a prop. This can be interpreted in any industry or life and for anyone who is being used or treated unjustly. I dedicate this song to Britney Spears.”
The recently released video features the band’s Brie Deux is a Tron-inspired silver jumpsuit and silver wraparound shades. If you’re a child of the 80s as I am, the video brings back a lot of memories.
Glove Tour Dates
Oct 02 Tampa, FL Gasparilla Festival
Oct 11 Tallahassee, FL 926 Bar w/ Wavves
Oct 12 Orlando, FL The Social w/ Wavves
Oct 14 Miami, FL The Ground w/ Wavves
Oct 15 Tampa, FL Orpheum w/ Wavves
Oct 16 Gainesville, FL High Dive w/ Wavves
Oct 21 Savannah, GA District Live w/ White Reaper
Oct 22 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
Oct 23 Nashville, TN Third Man Records
Oct 24 Lexington, KY The Burl
Oct 26 Chicago, IL The Hideout
Oct 27 St. Louis, MO The Sinkhole
Oct 29 Denton, TX Andy’s
Oct 30 Austin, TX Levitation Festival
Oct 31 Houston, TX Axelrad w/ LA Witch
Jan 31 Washington, DC Songbyrd w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
Feb 01 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
Feb 02 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
Feb 04 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
Feb 05 Detroit, MI El Club w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
Feb 06 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
Feb 07 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club w/ A Place to Bury Strangers
Feb 08 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry w/ A Place to Bury Strangers