“Energetic, boastful almost in their creative genius, the duo knows how to make our heads bob effortlessly.” – Impose
BLOOD AND GLASS REVEAL NEW TRACK
AND ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF PUNK SHADOWS
Montreal, Tuesday January 17th, 2017 – Today Blood and Glass reveal Hop The Fence, the new track from their upcoming album Punk Shadows, which is set for release March 24th on Simone Records.
Recorded by Warren Spicer at Mixart and La Traque studios, the album Punk Shadows is the fruit of the dynamic and energetic creative couple Lisa and Morgan Moore. While Morgan was touring the world with The Barr Brothers and Lisa was on tour with Little Scream, the album took shape thanks to the extraordinary dedication of these two partners in crime, who committed themselves heart and soul to their project. Hop The Fence is the perfect example of what a wild adventure the recording of the album was:
Lisa says, “Morgan recorded an extra brass section in San Francisco! He was touring with the Triplettes de Belleville, while I was playing a festival in Portugal. I told him, ‘The horns are not horny enough on Hop The Fence!’ So he paid the musicians in beer and wine and they recorded over the La Traque sessions at a concert hall in San Fran.”
Although it hasn’t yet been released, Punk Shadows has travelled across the world. The visuals, created by Brigitte Henry, Natalka Prozsak and Sarah Marcotte-Boislard, were finished while Blood and Glass were on tour in Italy, performing the live version of their new opus: the perfect way to round off a production full of colour and good memories, bringing together a host of talented musicians who are friends in the studio and outside as well: François Lafontaine, Robbie Kuster, Mélanie Bélair, Brad and Andrew Barr, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Érika and Simon Angell – to name a few. The band embarked on this crazy adventure without counting the hours, and gave it so much love.
Innumerous sleepless nights were spent polishing off arrangements, every penny was invested in studio equipment, and every second of free time was spent perfecting the sound: this is how Punk Shadows came to life.
Lisa explains, “Even when we were on tour, all we did was think, live, breathe, create Punk Shadows… And you can hear it: the layers, the textures, how it captures a raw energy from having seen the world in its beauty or being frustrated with politics… just screaming in the studio…”
Punk Shadows is available for digital pre-order on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Montreal-based duo Blood and Glass has been described as Industrial Sade meets Tom Waits by international music festival POP Montréal.
Odd prospect? You bet!
Their new album, Punk Shadows, keeps up with the group’s eccentricities by indulging in playful and cinematic moodiness, while balancing it out with the right amount of freakiness.
Blood and Glass took shape around singer-songwriter Lisa Moore, after she went to New York City to record demos in 2013. She met Montreal-based musician Morgan Moore,who helped her finish what would become her first EP. The pair began performing as a duo and was soon offered free studio time at Planet Studios. So began the recording of their first album. Robbie Kuster joined the ship and the group started playing concerts all over Quebec, Ontario and Northern United States.
Museum with no Walls, Blood and Glass’ self-produced first effort, was released in October 2014 and gathered passionate reviews worldwide. The band subsequently hit the road and toured with artists such as Montreal’s beloved Patrick Watson and Ariane Moffatt. They then went on to headline 20 concerts across Italy and came back home to play to full houses all over Quebec, Canada and the United States.
The group was voted among the top three best live shows at the FME by influential music website Consequence of Sound. One of their performances at the Silver Sound Showdown in New York City even landed them the prize of a free music video.
Now signed to Simone Records, Blood and Glass are gearing up to release their sophomore album, ‘Punk Shadows’.
As Lisa Moore puts it:
The ultimate goal behind each of our recordings is derived from an advice from Jean Leloup: “Quand c’est le fun, c’est le fun…et quand c’est pas le fun, c’est pas bon.” [When it’s fun, it’s fun…when it’s not…it’s not good]. And that’s the very spirit that has allowed Blood and Glass to maintain their artistic freedom.
‘Punk Shadows’ is due on March 24, on Simone Records.