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Band: The Glass Notes

Release: As the Building Crumbles

Label: Self-released

Release date: Out now

Robb Benson, former front man for Dear John Letters, fronts

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The Glass Notes' Latest Is Like Soul Asylum as Interpreted by The Jayhawks

glassnotes.jpg

Band: The Glass Notes

Release: As the Building Crumbles

Label: Self-released

Release date: Out now

Robb Benson, former front man for Dear John Letters, fronts this Seattle power-pop band who have gone from a two-piece studio project to a four-piece live band on their sophomore release. The songs are based on bassist Jake Uitti's poems, which Benson composes around, and his expressive voice is the album's highlight, particularly on songs like "Glass Notes," which allows him to effortlessly transition from the high end of his range into falsetto. There's a slight twang that hangs over the whole thing, making the album a kind of power-pop/Americana hybrid, like Soul Asylum as interpreted by The Jayhawks. You can check out a clip after the jump. Benson and Uitti are also two-thirds of The Great Um.

 
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