Indie rocker, Jim Basnight, has highlighted “the second batch of singles off his September album Early Years: “Leave the Past Behind” and “We’ll Always Be In Love”. Full of college radio rock vibrations, they are songs that demonstrate a pure, straight-ahead approach to rock that has a vintage 80’s feel.
“We’ll Always Be In Love” takes a page from acts like The Romantics or The Monkeys with a twangy love song fueled by a rambunctious sense of youth that is infectious. There’s a natural propulsion to dance with the pop-hook rhythms in the guitar and drums as Basnight shows off a yearning optimism in his vocals. Meanwhile, we get more of the electric overdrive in “Leave The Past Behind” with the loud crashing of cymbals and more urgency in Basnight’s voice as he tries to keep his focus on the future.
There is plenty to love about both singles that points towards music that feels easy on the ears and soul. It’s not overly complex or overthought – it relishes in its pop-rock simplicity which works to fantastic effect. This is the kind of music (particularly rock) that just feels good. Perfect for morning commutes to work or vacation mixes when one is in need of an extra burst of energy.
“Leave The Past Behind” and “We’ll Always Be In Love” are both available on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. “Leave The Past Behind” can also be found on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.
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.