Jan 4, 8:00 PM
Pie Shop, Washington, D.C.
Advance GA $10 | Day of GA $12 Doors 7:30 | Show 8:00 All Ages
Founding members Dan Gage, Matt Febles, and brothers Daniel and David Rothman first played together at the Flashband 60’s Showcase in 2014. Higher Numbers started writing original songs that represent the members’ influences, ranging from classic rock, metal, to funk. Leader singer Ginny Hill, well-known in the DC music scene as the lead singer of The Perfectionists, joined the band in early 2018 for the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Fundraiser at the Black Cat main stage. That show rocked so hard that Ginny and the band joined forces permanently. In December 2018, Higher Numbers released its first two singles, “The Road” and “I Know Your Name”, recorded at the famous Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA. The songs were recorded by friend of the band Cati Sesana and mixed by Dr. T.
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.