Over the weekend, Annapolis, Maryland-based Ska/Punk/Reggae band Bumpin Uglies released “Fear.” Written in June “in the wake of Goerge Floyd’s execution and the civil unrest that followed,” the track was produced by Howi Spangler (Ballyhoo!, Callisto, Meager Kings, Edjacated Phools) and reminds us “Intolerance ain’t tolerated it’s time to prove it.” For more by Bumpin Uglies, visit bumpinugliesmusic.com
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.