Glimpse Trio also Point Break 2
Location: Tom Grainey’s- Boise, ID
October 6th, 2012
The guitarist, and the whole band took off.” SF WEEKLY
“. . . some of the best and most complicated music to emerge from a garage band this year.” East Bay Express
“East Bay locals Glimpse Trio opened up the show with a blend of post-punk meets free jazz. The bass and drums were in lock step with the harmolodic zig-zags of the lightening-quick
“Guitarist Mike Sopko is big into shred and from what we’ve heard so far flaunts some impressive shredding skills!” Shredaholic
Oakland, CA — At the forefront of the Bay Area’s experimental music scene, celebrated Oakland band Glimpse Trio will release their sophomore LP, Garage, on July 20, 2012. Available as a digital download via iTunes, and Amazon, Garage heralds an evolution in the band’s already innovative sound. Blending their signature blend of frenzied musicality with sincere lyrics, Glimpse Trio’s music is accessible, appealing, and challenging all at once.
Following the enthused reception of their first album, 1985, Glimpse Trio spent months honing their improv-driven compositions in between a hectic tour schedule. Teaming with celebrated producer Martin Dosh (Andrew Bird, DOSH) for two songs, Glimpse Trio fused genres and talents to craft Garage’s 16 sonically vibrant tracks. Multi-instrumental engineer Myles Boisen (Kronos Quartet, Twin Peaks soundtrack) mixed and mastered Garage, giving a final polish to the eclectic yet intensely focused LP.
From the punk-influenced “Less Than Us” to the blues-riffs of “Going to Hell” and layered jazz sounds of “Nature,” each track offers something different while staying firmly grounded in its garage rock roots. Together, lead singer and guitarist Mike Sopko and drummer Hamir Atwal are the driving force behind Glimpse Trio’s music. Joined by Chris Lopes on bass and guest appearances by DOSH, Glimpse Trio merged their flair for composing and musicianship with those of talented friends to create Garage. Multimedia artist Matt Ritchie (a.k.a. Matt136) created Garage’s artwork, perfectly translating its sounds into stunning visuals.
Glimpse Trio is currently working on their new album, “Everyone That’s Ever Been” with Grammy award winning engineers, Oz Fritz and Doug Sax. In the last few years Oz has engineered releases by Paris Combo (went to #1 on the Billboard World Music charts), Wanda Jackson (featuring The Cramps, Elvis Costello and Dave Alvin), Tabla Beat Science featuring (Bill Laswell and Zakir Hussein), Oysterhead (Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland and Trey Anastasio from Phish), legendary Cuban pianist Pepecito Reyes, the Grammy award winning Mule Variations by Tom Waits, as well as Alice and Blood Money by Waits, Anti-Pop by Primus, and Wicked Grin by John Hammond (produced by Tom Waits). He also mixed songs for a VH1 Storyteller’s show by Waits, and recorded and mixed half of Monsters and Robots by Buckethead. He recorded Havana Mood and Imaginary Cuba in Havana and engineered a couple of tracks on the gold record Lado B Lado A by the Brazillian pop group O Rappa all with producer Bill Laswell.
Mastering tracks, Doug Sax in his long career as a mastering engineer has worked with some of the biggest and most diverse talents in the music business, including The Who, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Kenny Rogers, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Earth, Wind and Fire, Anita Baker, The Rolling Stones, Al Jarreau, Bette Midler, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Bonnie Rait, Lyle Lovett, Rod Stewart, and Jellyfish.