by The Alchemist
Stray Fossa is a dream pop and indie rock band that is currently based in Charlottesville, VA. The band is comprised of brothers Nick and Will Evans, and Zach Blount. They gained a lot of their inspiration from their parents’ record collection, and first started performing in their hometown of Sewanee, Tennessee. After a six-year hiatus, their creative process has reemerged in the face of opposing artistic tastes yet shared obsession to make more sound than one would expect from a three-piece. They now go about their entire creative process in the attic of the band’s Charlottesville house.
Their newest track is titled, “For What Was” and it is one of our favorites we’ve heard in a while. It has some psychedelic rock feels, while it also has catchy pop-esque lyrics that easily get stuck in your head. The music of Stray Fossa is a combination of ominous guitar melodies and keys, that are complemented with a feeling of calming vocals that make you feel as if everything going wrong in the world will be alright. If you are a fan of Tame Impala, Stay Woozy, or D.C. band The Infinite Daisy Chains, then you should be sure to check out this track.
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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.