You either get busy livin’ or, well, you know.
Consisting of Scott Sugarman (guitar, lead vocals), Nick Paldino (bass, backing vocals), Nick Cela (drums), and Danny Kearney (guitar), NYC-based rockers Glass Tactics formed in late 2015 and spent most last year gigging hard and recording their debut EP, Tactics, out February 3rd.
Now, Speak Into My Good Eye is premiering the EP’s last single, “Deathdriven.” On the track, Glass Tactics craft an anthemic garage-rocker that marries Weezer riffage with the earnestness of Paul Westerberg’s more soaring, desperate vocal takes. Interweaving guitar leads lock horns as Sugarman examines the beauty in impermanence in between.
The band explains:
“Deathdriven” is the closing song on our first EP, Tactics. It draws on an ever-present anxiety about mortality that I’ve felt in some sense or other since I was a little kid.
That feeling changed in college, during the first spring of the first serious relationship I’d ever been in: the world emerging from the New England snow felt unbearably beautiful in part because of how quickly it could all be lost.
The song is about trying to sustain that reeling, almost drunken feeling of precarious love amid the transience of everything.”
Listen to Glass Tactics’ “Deathdriven” below and catch them at Arlene’s Grocery on February 4th with Jarflower and Every Flavor Weather Machine.