Glassjaw Unleash Shira

2017-11-24 by Brendan Schroer | 162 Comments
Legendary post-hardcore outfit Glassjaw have returned with the new single "Shira." While it's already been played live at this point, the new VEVO video is the first chance we get to hear the studio version of the track. Its parent album Material Control will be the band's first studio effort since 2002's Worship and Tribute.
Listen to the new track here:


Tagged: Glassjaw

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MotokoKusanagi
November 25th 2017
989 Comments


hyped for the new album

dbizzles
November 25th 2017
10576 Comments


:cooldab:

YoYoMancuso
November 25th 2017
12702 Comments


Production is dope, good sign

DarkTyler
November 25th 2017
173 Comments


New white extremity is going to sound so good with this production

ShadowNeko
November 25th 2017
44 Comments


I love everything about this song. Fucking awesome guitar riffs. ;)

dbizzles
November 25th 2017
10576 Comments


God damn, the bass is sexy as fuck. This sounds great.

FreddieDelaney31
November 25th 2017
3378 Comments


Song is absolutely fucking phenomenal

Digging: Blood Cultures - Happy Birthday

grannypantys
November 25th 2017
1714 Comments


Are we about to witness a rare high quality reunion album? All fingers crossed.

DarkTyler
November 25th 2017
173 Comments


I mean its not even a reunion

Eons
November 25th 2017
1046 Comments


It's great. Sounds like Daryl's voice has gotten even better. The chorus is super smooth and memorable. I'm impressed because at some points in his career, Palumbo has sounded super eccentric but it seems like he's been working on his vocals or something. I haven't listened in a while so maybe I'm out of the loop. Maybe some of the HXC fans can correct me and condescend me. Kidding. Glassjaw fans are pretty chill mostly. Except the entitled ones are kind of annoying but yeah.

henryChinaski
November 25th 2017
3895 Comments


Pretty good!

Digging: Blood Cultures - Happy Birthday

decisions
November 25th 2017
136 Comments


I think I have listened to this literally 100 times today. Holy fuck this album is going to slay.

Eons
November 25th 2017
1046 Comments


Everybody buy the album when it comes out. They may seem like a big band online but they're pretty small and DIY. Plus the singer probably has massive medical debt.

FourthReich
November 25th 2017
2374 Comments


Yoda was racist

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

Gyromania
November 25th 2017
23757 Comments


'legendary' lol

Astral Abortis
Contributing Reviewer
November 25th 2017
3810 Comments


great track

Piripichotes
November 25th 2017
426 Comments


love it

dixoncocks
November 25th 2017
3188 Comments


And the album drops in less than a week? Fuck yes.

Supercoolguy64
November 25th 2017
8062 Comments


Wow looks like gj is going to make new music
AFTERALLLLL
AF TER ALLLLLLLLLL

jtswope
November 25th 2017
5686 Comments


Song is cool.

KevinKC
November 25th 2017
707 Comments


I was wondering whyat king of song could receive so much praise. I clicked. Deftones sound-alike. Ah ok. Sputnik.

Valkoor952
November 25th 2017
1978 Comments


Song is great yeah.

EvoHavok
November 25th 2017
7310 Comments


Nice.

Gwyn.
November 25th 2017
17076 Comments


Huh this sounds vaguely shoegazy

FreddieDelaney31
November 25th 2017
3378 Comments


@Gyro you are so annoyingly one-note unpleasant lol
Anyways I caved and listened to a bit of the shitty rip leak going around, album is super heavy with all the groove from Coloring Book bolstering it, idk if I could want anything else from them

owen
November 25th 2017
4961 Comments


awful drums
Sounds like a royalty free drum loop off freesounds.com

Digging: Sonny Sharrock - Black Woman

clander270
November 25th 2017
386 Comments


SOLID, liked the bass groove a lot

SoccerRiot
November 25th 2017
3261 Comments


"'legendary' lol"

Goddamn right they are

Masochist
November 25th 2017
8758 Comments


Man, this song is awesome. Sounds like something I would have definitely listened to back when I was deep into this kind of music. Very Deftones-esque.

ShadowNeko
November 25th 2017
44 Comments


@owen Yeah I agree and I do hope to hear better drumming in the other songs. I also think that Daryl's vocals sound low in some parts of the mix. Besides that it still bangs hard imo.

Alondite
November 25th 2017
305 Comments


Yeah, wasn't Billy Rymer tracking drums for this? I'd expect a lot more out of him. Song still owns, though.

ShadowNeko
November 25th 2017
44 Comments


Yeah it's Billy. I really hope this album leaks today. >.

SoccerRiot
November 25th 2017
3261 Comments


"I was wondering whyat king of song could receive so much praise. I clicked. Deftones sound-alike. Ah ok. Sputnik."

You say that as if it's a bad thing

theclaretmartyr2
November 25th 2017
3 Comments


Really digging this song, new album is gonna be great

someguest
November 25th 2017
29074 Comments


anymore glassjaw comparisons to deftones and some IP bans are in order

Digging: Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence

StickFeit
November 25th 2017
698 Comments


DAAAYUMMN this is great

rc239
November 25th 2017
192 Comments


u n l e a s h

SowingSeason
Moderator
November 25th 2017
25160 Comments


Dayum. So I guess newer Glassjaw is the stuff to listen to. This track fucking rules.

Digging: Belle and Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems Pt. 1

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
November 25th 2017
6193 Comments


Bass is obviously the best part of this.

DinosaurJones
November 25th 2017
6733 Comments


SCHWING

Digging: Swarms - Black Chapel Sun

Gyromania
November 25th 2017
23757 Comments


yeah sowing - they got good when they dropped colouring book and it looks like they're going to continue with that trend which is great

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
November 25th 2017
15835 Comments


great song, not at all what I remember this band sounding like when i first heard them. actually looking forward to this now

Danred97
November 25th 2017
1518 Comments


Sounds pretty damn good. Sounds like a more refined version of their old stuff. Very excited for this.

NonApplicable
November 25th 2017
2471 Comments


The song is great but the drums do suck.

Gyromania
November 25th 2017
23757 Comments


It's a good song but not especially great

cylinder
November 25th 2017
1252 Comments


Loving these guitar tones, and that riff that gets thrown in at the end was sweet. Solidified my hopes for the album

Digging: Graham Lambkin - Community

TheMrAlexK
November 25th 2017
8914 Comments


Was not ready for that bass

stuck_in_decades
November 25th 2017
727 Comments


I had no idea what to expect, but this pretty much blew me away. Love the chorus.

Asthurse
November 25th 2017
2 Comments


good stuff!

LordePots
November 25th 2017
38569 Comments


glad to hear the bass makes the track cuz thats literally how ive felt about all their more recent stuff. stoked

Digging: Blondes - Warmth

LordePots
November 25th 2017
38569 Comments


never mind i didnt like that much

Evanpowers
November 25th 2017
160 Comments


Repetitive drumming, but I doubt the album will all be that way. Other than the drumming this is definitely glassjaw at their best. Hype

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
November 25th 2017
6193 Comments


I didn't like that much [2] but the bass was still good.

beefshoes
November 25th 2017
6908 Comments


I'm going to try to walk into this album without any expectations whatsoever, especially since the hype for this is already staggering, but the two songs released so far have sounded pretty badass. The critique of the drums is valid though, though it doesn't really impact the song for me.

Evanpowers
November 25th 2017
160 Comments


I literally typed "the critique of the drums is valid" for my previous comment but ended up rephrasing. Wdf

Spacesh1p
November 25th 2017
7202 Comments


@pjorn

AdolfChrist
November 25th 2017
13583 Comments


I guess i should finally check out this cum-soaked band.

Digging: Swarms - Black Chapel Sun

Evanpowers
November 25th 2017
160 Comments


Calling this a deftones sound alike is like saying __ meat tastes like chicken

MayhemWithMercy
November 25th 2017
6120 Comments


Yeah sput jerks off hard to this one.

Prancer
November 25th 2017
508 Comments


Idk how repetitive drumming is supposed to equal bad drumming, esp. when the guitars are obviously supposed to be at the forefront of the song while the drums play in the pocket.

DarkTyler
November 25th 2017
173 Comments


For real tho beck is wild on this song

MayhemWithMercy
November 25th 2017
6120 Comments


From what Ive experienced post-hardcore has the most repetitive drumming of any genre so no surprise there

FourthReich
November 25th 2017
2374 Comments


Aight so a band that hasn't done anything in years drops a new song, thread gets 60 comments and thats some how considered a circle jerk? Gtfo outta here

MayhemWithMercy
November 25th 2017
6120 Comments


lol take it easy dude

DarkTyler
November 25th 2017
173 Comments


You take it easy

MayhemWithMercy
November 25th 2017
6120 Comments


DONT TELL ME WHAT TO DO

FearThyEvil
November 25th 2017
15379 Comments


song is fucking great

kingdedethefifth
November 25th 2017
4646 Comments


The hype is alive dudes

killerK1
November 25th 2017
159 Comments


why hire the drummer from dep and have him play the most basic boring beats

anyways the song slays tho

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

FourthReich
November 25th 2017
2374 Comments


Brb making a 1k comment thread on jesse laceys decade old sexual escapades

AdolfChrist
November 25th 2017
13583 Comments


Fap fap fap

StrizzMatik
November 25th 2017
3649 Comments


Love this song. The chorus bass kills it, and I don't see the big deal with the drums, they fit the song just fine and sit right in that pocket groove with the bass. Don't worry there's a ton of great drumming parts on this album, especially Golgotha, Pompeii, and Bibleland 6.

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

killerK1
November 25th 2017
159 Comments


dude wait a sec on second listen that ending riff is totally a sons of abraham riff. cool shit.

doomes
November 26th 2017
101 Comments


don't really understand the excitement, this song is simply not interesting

doomes
November 26th 2017
101 Comments


turnstile could have made this song lmao

Evanpowers
November 26th 2017
160 Comments


*ignore (misclick)*

Evanpowers
November 26th 2017
160 Comments


wow doomes you should rate some albums so I can be immature and try to destroy your credibility by pointing out specific ratings that the average sputnikmusic user would disagree with

Evanpowers
November 26th 2017
160 Comments


Yeah I hadn't heard turnstile before but I just listened and you're out of ur damn mind my friend

BonJobey
November 26th 2017
28 Comments


this rules, hyped af for the album

Evanpowers
November 26th 2017
160 Comments


aoty incoming

ShadowNeko
November 26th 2017
44 Comments


I agree with Evan. This song is incredibly constructed and it's a FACT

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
November 26th 2017
15799 Comments


nah dude

song is an okay "comeback" type of song but it's probably going to be the worst song on Material Control. Considering the new Converge was garbage, this can't be much worse.

Digging: T. Rex - The Slider

ShadowNeko
November 26th 2017
44 Comments


Yeah it will be the weakest because of the drumming. Every other parts of the instrumentation on this track sounds classic with talent.

Frippertronics
Contributing Reviewer
November 26th 2017
15799 Comments


Plus, it just doesn't have that kind of "grab" their songs usually have. It doesn't capture my attention and ebbs and flows mostly - not exactly the band at their finest, but far from terrible.

ShadowNeko
November 26th 2017
44 Comments


I can see what you mean there. I wanted Daryl to scream and sing louder at parts of the song. I do believe his vocals were meant to match the style of the song though. The other songs should be more hardcore like tip your bartender hopefully.

DrGonzo1937
Contributing Reviewer
November 26th 2017
13701 Comments


Monster of a tune

Masochist
November 26th 2017
8758 Comments


"Calling this a deftones sound alike is like saying __ meat tastes like chicken "

Sorry, man. Having never listened to the band extensively before this, that's the first thing that came to mind, and even after repeated listens, the comparison sticks. The tone of the guitars calls to mind some song by Deftones (maybe "Elite?"), and the overall atmosphere that the song exudes when I listen to it reminds me of 'White Pony'--I get the same feelings that I do when I play that record late at night. It really makes me excited for this new record.

StrizzMatik
November 26th 2017
3649 Comments


More of a NYHC / Long Island post-hardcore sound than Deftones imo, although I would say there's a big Chino influence in Daryl's vocals. And Deftones has been influenced by a lot of the bands that inspired glassjaw (Quicksand).

himynameisaaron
November 26th 2017
68 Comments


You guys bitching about the drums obviously aren't paying attention. If this album turns out to be the groove laden monster it's shaping up to be, then the drums are doing exactly what they are supposed to do....groove.

Prancer
November 26th 2017
508 Comments


^ this man gets it

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
November 26th 2017
15835 Comments


never seen so much bitching about drumming before.

Gyromania
November 26th 2017
23757 Comments


Yeah colouring book sounds a lot like deftones too. I'd much rather they rip off deftones than continue making shitty music tho

rc239
November 26th 2017
192 Comments


it's the sputnikmusic hivemind effect

DarkTyler
November 26th 2017
173 Comments


haha yeah man thats what this is

loveisamixtape
November 26th 2017
7445 Comments


song is ok. def better than new atdi

rc239
November 26th 2017
192 Comments


haha yeah man

ShadowNeko
November 26th 2017
44 Comments


Gyro the lone glassjaw hater. Lol

Groink
November 26th 2017
816 Comments


Never been huge into the band but I will definitely be listening to the album. This is groovy as hell.

BlackMalachite
November 26th 2017
1286 Comments


Guitar tone sounds so nice.

Digging: Asking Alexandria - Asking Alexandria

Gyromania
November 26th 2017
23757 Comments


Only hate their early days when they were making terrible music

Avagantamos
November 26th 2017
5970 Comments


good song but I hope there will be more screams on the rest of the album. Daryl's unhinged vocals are what make their older releases for me

Digging: Machinedrum - Vapor City

NonApplicable
November 26th 2017
2471 Comments


The only people defending the drums here are people who think Glassjaw are incapable of doing any wrong. Use your ears, there is absolutely nothing creative or interesting about hitting a symbol three times and then the snare the exact same way for the entirety of the song.

Alondite
November 26th 2017
305 Comments


Implying that every element of a song needs to be creative for it to be a good song... Music isn't about individual parts, it's about counterpoint and how it all comes together. The drums aren't doing anything extraordinary, but they tie the song together nicely.

someguest
November 26th 2017
29074 Comments


Use your ears, there is absolutely nothing creative or interesting about hitting a symbol three times and then the snare the exact same way for the entirety of the song.


Do you have a fucking point? Are you expecting a revolution within every song you hear?

Masochist
November 26th 2017
8758 Comments


"The only people defending the drums here are people who think Glassjaw are incapable of doing any wrong."

Nah. I can appreciate extraordinary drums in a band, but ordinary drums work just fine as well, as long as the song on the whole is awesome.

FourthReich
November 27th 2017
2374 Comments


Due to daryls unique vox ive never understood the deftones comparisons and im a huge deftones fan

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
November 27th 2017
39515 Comments


there's no comparison at all between em ye

point me to where Chino Moreno and the Deaf Tones released anything like Coloring Book, Stuck Pig, Oxycodone, Two Tabs etc etc

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

FourthReich
November 27th 2017
2374 Comments


Its an embarrassing reach IMO

travisaurusrex
November 27th 2017
31 Comments


I personally don't understand the hype, but I have no musical expertise so I can't speculate. I'm just trying to listen out side of the box and discover something other bands aren't doing or something original, and I'm not hearing anything special.

StrizzMatik
November 27th 2017
3649 Comments


Glassjaw owe a lot more stylistically to Stillsuit, Burn, Vision of Disorder, Quicksand and Mind Over Matter than they do Deftones. The 'Tones didn't invent slow groovy textural heavy music

ShadowNeko
November 27th 2017
44 Comments


@rex
*facepalm*

owen
November 27th 2017
4961 Comments


he's right though

SweeneyTodd
November 27th 2017
1474 Comments


sounds like a b-side from Deftones' Around the Fur, I dig it

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
November 27th 2017
3900 Comments


Things happened in my pants after listening to this. Holysh

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

ShadowNeko
November 27th 2017
44 Comments


Your opinion holds no water. Lol

owen
November 27th 2017
4961 Comments


based on?

supremejelly
November 27th 2017
500 Comments


The drums are perfect and complement the groove. It's even more impressive that it's Billy, guy obviously knows when to show restraint.

coldheaven
November 27th 2017
516 Comments


Did they replace their drummer and bassist?

Digging: Hundredth - Rare

supremejelly
November 27th 2017
500 Comments


The bassist and drummer left in '15. The drummer and bassist from Glass Cloud are in the band now, but Billy Rhymer tracked drums for at least part of this album (such as this song)

Storm In A Teacup
November 27th 2017
22386 Comments


awesome song 4.5/5, only complain7 i have is 7he song ended.

SinNanna
November 27th 2017
2 Comments


Usually have to keep my fingers crossed for comeback albums but all the stuff I've heard seems to be adding up to another great record

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

ShadowNeko
November 27th 2017
44 Comments


@owen you're saying that this song is nothing special and that's a very ignorant and biased statement man...
I see a hell of a lot more people in this comment section loving this tune and giving reasons on why it sounds so good. Drums don't really ruin a song if the guitar and bass dominate it with talented riffing.

pjorn
November 27th 2017
4300 Comments


song owns band owns

Digging: Death Toll 80k - Step Down

supremejelly
November 27th 2017
500 Comments


Song does really well on repeat, the ending basically goes right into the intro

cvlts
November 27th 2017
9432 Comments


and just like that glassjaw are back on the posthxc throne dilly dilly

DarkTyler
November 27th 2017
173 Comments


oh no

Gyromania
November 27th 2017
23757 Comments


The Deftones comparison is an obvious one. Not vocally obviously

erizen826
November 27th 2017
852 Comments


Song is alright. Hopefully the record is good.


FreddieDelaney31
November 27th 2017
3378 Comments


Band have posted 3 more song teasers on their instagram and they all sound great

supremejelly
November 27th 2017
500 Comments


Anyone know about plans to release this in vinyl? I want to pre-order but I'd muchh rather have a vinyl

StrizzMatik
November 27th 2017
3649 Comments


There's plans for a vinyl according to some GJN heads who've spoken to Daryl

Prancer
November 27th 2017
508 Comments


dammit just leak already

FreddieDelaney31
November 27th 2017
3378 Comments


[2]

killerK1
November 27th 2017
159 Comments


i've never hoped for an album to leak so badly. i've been listening to shira on repeat for a day now.

coldheaven
November 28th 2017
516 Comments


Why y'all talking about a leak when it comes out Friday?

FreddieDelaney31
November 28th 2017
3378 Comments


Because people have been waiting for 15 years, it's agonizing

DinosaurJones
November 28th 2017
6733 Comments


I can handle a few more days.

coldheaven
November 28th 2017
516 Comments


15 years? Are we excluding Our Color Green and Coloring Book?

DinosaurJones
November 28th 2017
6733 Comments


I think most people do, so they can say they've been waiting 15 years for an LP. They're not wrong, though Coloring Book and OCG were both phenomenal, to be sure.

ShadowNeko
November 28th 2017
44 Comments


This should've leaked by now. Grr. -_-

DinosaurJones
November 28th 2017
6733 Comments


You kids and your need for instant gratification.

MoosechriS
November 28th 2017
6196 Comments


Got my shit preordered, roll on friday!

FreddieDelaney31
November 28th 2017
3378 Comments


The 2 eps are my favorite releases of theirs but having a fully fleshed out LP is something else entirely imo

killerK1
November 28th 2017
159 Comments


oh i already have it pre ordered. i just want to listen to it so bad.

juiceviaorange
November 28th 2017
572 Comments


Is Friday here yet? I'm gonna lose my shit when I get to hear this

Digging: Glassjaw - Material Control

coldheaven
November 28th 2017
516 Comments


How much y'all wanna bet that when they do decide to release it on vinyl that it'll be super limited and super expensive?

FreddieDelaney31
November 28th 2017
3378 Comments


I'll bet you 1 Material Control vinyl

coldheaven
November 28th 2017
516 Comments


Sorry dude, can't empty my savings account like that

StrizzMatik
November 28th 2017
3649 Comments


Anyone going to the 12/1 show? Gonna be sick af

supremejelly
November 29th 2017
500 Comments


Couldn't snag tickets. Will haunt me forever

StrizzMatik
November 29th 2017
3649 Comments


They did say tickets might become available throughout the week, worth checking it every now and then.

StrizzMatik
November 30th 2017
3649 Comments


LEAKED

Tunaboy45
November 30th 2017
15659 Comments


holy shit that was really good

EyesWideShut
November 30th 2017
4613 Comments


production sounds nice n thick

Prancer
November 30th 2017
508 Comments


T H I C C

pjorn
November 30th 2017
4300 Comments


loved it, reallly hope they put it out on vinyl

DinosaurJones
November 30th 2017
6733 Comments


How many reviews will we see for this tomorrow, do you think?

Prancer
November 30th 2017
508 Comments


The bass on strange hours T_T

withateethuh
November 30th 2017
205 Comments


Wow this is tight

StrizzMatik
November 30th 2017
3649 Comments


Pretty amazing considering they basically just banged this out over the course of a few weekends. Bibleland 6 is a fucking monster of a groove.

EyesWideShut
November 30th 2017
4613 Comments


Billy Rymer groovin behind de kit

FourthReich
December 1st 2017
2374 Comments


Wow they really just went and fucked up the whole game with closer. Soty.



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