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The CVU 2012 Forecast: Glittermouse!

Posted in CVU 2012 Forecast,Glittermouse by Jaime Black on January 22nd, 2012

For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: Glittermouse!

Glittermouse EP

Since the band’s beginning in 2009, Glittermouse has released a steady stream of four EPs, the most recent of which, The Dream is Dead. Long Live the Dream. (album cover pictured above), was released this past December. Now, building off that momentum, the group is looking towards a full length effort, as the band’s Jeremy Mumenthaler expresses in to CVU.

“We will be releasing a full length album in 2012 with continuous supplemental pieces throughout the year,” Mumenthaler reveals. “We’re doing what we want, possibly to a fault; these songs are weirder and braver… and strong… and loud… and grumpy… and oblivious to reality.”

Mumenthaler states that the album’s tentative title is Brain Valley Frontier, which, the artist says, is in reference “to the creases (sulci) in your brain. And the notion of rethinking the way we think things. The album, and the band are moving into a place where we’re going to question pop music, and the rules of it. As well as the general subject matter of the lyrical content.”

“This will also be a driving force behind our release mechanism,” Mumenthaler continues. “We decided after we released our 4th EP, The Dream is Dead. Long Live the Dream., in December, that we were done releasing on CDs. They’re essentially a dead medium, used as a way to transport music from a store to your iTunes, or relative PC equivalent. So, we figure to cut out the middle man. We’ve released all of our previous music for free digitally on our website, and then released limited edition special physical versions. And we’re thinking that, for Brain Valley Frontier we’ll do the same sort of thing: Free digital version and a super-nifty physical version. We’ve discussed vinyl and singing pop-up books at this point. So we have no idea what it will end up being but the aspect of having a physical counterpart to our musical endeavor is essential.”

Download Glittermouse’s discography thus far through the band’s site, and catch Glittermouse live on Sunday, March 4th at Lincoln Hall. And catch the video for “Animal Craquerz,” off the group’s Fuck Yeah! OR The Rainbow Beast, The Broken Bomb, and The Fate of the Earth EP, below.

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