Resident Presents


Thief, DJ Sky Madden

Wed · January 17, 2018

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

GLAARE is a three-piece post-punk band from Los Angeles. Cherry picking the best elements of darkwave, dream pop and goth-rock, they have been a burgeoning force in the LA scene since their formation in 2012. In a scene where style often blurs out substance, Glaare meticulously craft real songs with real hooks and intricate yet subtle arrangements.

Glaare is the brainchild of Rachael Pierce, Cameron Carlin and Brandon Pierce. Brandon, a former and founding member of LA heavy prog dreamers Ancestors, has also done time in Buried at Sea, Deth Crux, Night Horse and Portland’s Soft Kill, with whom he recently completed a US tour with The Chameleons. Brandon’s wife Rachael, an accomplished vocalist who spent years demoing pop songs for major labels, and Cameron who also plays guitar for the ethereal Black Mare, finalize Glaare’s perfect triangle.

The band’s recording debut was 2014’s The Universe Is Machine, which prominently featured then-keyboardist Jason Watkins (Ancestors, Deth Crux). A split 7” with electronic duo Intimatchine followed in 2015, and a self-titled cassette EP in 2016. Glaare's singular approach has made them stand out in the LA post-punk / darkwave scene that birthed them.

On October 27th, Glaare released their debut LP To Deaf and Day on Dune Altar. A limited edition cassette is available from Funeral Party Records.
"It's a dusky, muted, vaguely cyberpunk affair, and introduces a fragile humanity that's often obscured by the album's search for unorthodoxy." - Vice/Noisey

"Thieves Hymn in D Minor has a powerful uniformity and is well-sequenced and arranged as a whole; part of its strength is that it feels like one monolithic work sinking deeper and deeper into oblivion like the slow destruction of the self." - Echoes and Dust

"Gorgeous chants are laid over electronic beats before Neal allows his own voice to stalk from the shadows with a delicate tone that is reminiscent of Portishead, WIFE and even post-punk at times. It’s an unusual approach to music, meshing the old and profound with new techniques, but it’s one that pays off and imbues Thieves Hymn in D Minor with an edge that is disturbing and gothic in its execution." - Cvlt Nation
Venue Information:
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013