NewsDecember 16, 2011 3:19 PM ET8,627 views

Equal Vision signs Glass Cloud (ex-Of Mice & Men)

Official press release: Glass Cloud, featuring former Sky Eats Airplane and Of Mice & Men frontman Jerry Roush, has signed to Equal Vision Records and released a new video as part of their Glass Cloud TV YouTube channel. The in-studio recording update also reveals their complete lineup of Roush, 8-string guitarist Joshua Travis (ex-The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza), bassist Travis Sykes and drummer Chad Hasty. The Hampton, VA-based band is currently in San Diego, CA recording their debut album at Lambesis Studios, with Joshua Travis producing the record. Glass Cloud will release the full-length album in late Spring/early Summer 2012. Musically, Glass Cloud offers a sense of controlled chaos fueled by Roush's deep, ferocious growls and distinct, gritty cleans. Travis' phenomenal guitarwork and ability to constantly surprise listeners stands out as he displays the perfect balance between energetic, driving intricacies and calmer progressions that carry a dark, eerie tone. Sykes and Hasty, who met one another as students at Berkley College of Music in Boston, MA, rule the rhythm section contributing unique cadences and swinging, jazzy grooves interlaced with softer symphonic touches. Glass Cloud shines as the members deliver some of their heaviest and most technical compositions to date. "The collective musicianship and talent level in this band is unbelievable," explains Travis. "…and to top it off, the guys are all down-to-earth people too. Working on this record has been a lot of fun. We are trying to introduce something organic and ambient into heavy music. Not the typical breakdown heavy, but darker chords upon layers and layers." Roush also boasts unabashedly about the remarkable caliber of musical proficiency within the band, and specifically about the creative connection between himself and Travis stating, "From the moment he became involved in this band, he was sending me fully finished tracks left and right, songs that were blowing my mind. Musically, Josh is a beast…the dude is a musical machine. We meshed so well, right from the start, making tracks that had no limits to them. I couldn't have asked for a better and more prolific guitarist to accompany me in this new musical endeavor. And with Josh being the producer of the debut Glass Cloud record, we know that we are making the exact album that we want to make." "We have been working intensely in the studio, but it will definitely pay off when we introduce something new and fresh to the scene," Travis concludes. "I don't think I could be more excited about a project." Glass Cloud will spend 2012 on the road supporting their forthcoming album, with tour dates to be announced soon.

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hardware 12/16/2011 12:32:30 PM

First Post! Go Biocide!


withoutashield 12/16/2011 12:33:53 PM

Ass Cloud.


marching_band_rules 12/16/2011 12:55:22 PM

this is fcking terrible


xfordirelifesakex 12/16/2011 1:09:19 PM

Biocide is probably better than this band.


anonymous 12/16/2011 1:55:47 PM

Josh Travis is a great writer...will give it a shot


anonymous 12/16/2011 1:59:39 PM

when did josh leave/fired from danza? why


anonymous 12/16/2011 2:07:57 PM

their website says he's still in Danza


Stupid_News_Poster 12/16/2011 2:41:42 PM

I thought it was going to be austin carliles new band


cgrind3000 12/16/2011 2:52:29 PM

i refuse to support/listen to tunes by some egotistical doucher who thinks he is cool enough to print and sell t-shirts with himself on them


anonymous 12/16/2011 5:12:58 PM

fire the white people and this would rule.


anonymous 12/16/2011 6:09:23 PM

Josh Travis is the only good member of this band.


anonymous 12/16/2011 6:34:27 PM

HOLY SHIT, THE GUITARIST USES EIGHT STRINGS?!?


anonymous 12/16/2011 8:22:16 PM

Josh travis dun goofed


anonymous 12/16/2011 10:42:17 PM

can't wait until they toss this gay out of the band.


anonymous 12/17/2011 12:24:59 AM

LETS START A SUPERBAND!......*cricket cricket*


ineedsalt 12/17/2011 5:45:52 AM

That one black dude is ferociously fat and doughy


anonymous 12/17/2011 12:04:28 PM

All eight strings are tuned to D.


anonymous 12/17/2011 3:09:28 PM

Josh Travis is still in The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. He didn't leave the band, he's just in both.


Tomdelay 12/17/2011 4:21:54 PM

Read it, where's the part where I'm supposed to give a fck


anonymous 12/18/2011 1:30:33 AM

That where the KSE singer disappeared to


anonymous 12/18/2011 8:15:18 AM

Suck this suck this dck


i_talk_shit 12/19/2011 9:28:00 AM

Apparently, his track record as being "former" frontman of two still existing bands doesn't hurt his cred with record labels at all as being reliable. haha.


anonymous 1/22/2012 7:18:00 PM

sky eats airplane is done! and of mice blows bc of that douche frontman, jerry puts on a show and has a different sound to offer glass cloud will not disappoint


anonymous 10/11/2012 12:50:15 AM

I though that was CEe-lo.... but really this is awful.





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