Gladie announce debut LP & share new single “A Pace Far Different”

Philadelphia, PA band Gladie – led by Augusta Koch, formerly of Cayetana – has announced their debut album Safe Sins will be released on February 28th, 2020, via Lame-O Records. The band has also shared a first preview of the album and first single “A Pace Far Different.”

Of the song, Koch explains, “This song is about feeling trapped by your own limitations and trying desperately to escape them. We tried to capture that sensation with the erratic production of the song, in that it focuses mainly around repetitive loops that are meant to mirror the feeling of spiraling.”

Listen to the new single below.

Safe Sins borrows its title from guitarist and vocalist Koch’s notebook of poetry, and its 10 tracks sound like entries in this diary brought to life as intimate and varied guitar pop that reckons with isolation, loss, and the dismantling of shame and grief.

Koch has been working on Safe Sins for years, and she explains that while the album tracks a narrative arc around the processing of grief, it’s not exactly linear—it’s complex and tangled, and reflects a more realistic experience. “It’s representative of the stages that you go through when you’re grieving, but also how most people don’t move from one stage straight to the next one,” she says. “We wanted to showcase the full range that someone could feel about a particular loss, and how these phases can go in circles and change. One day, you could experience all of those things and come up with some type of closure, but then the next day feel differently. There’s never really a clean conclusion.”

Koch set out to recreate the scope of these emotions in the sound of Safe Sins with her creative collaborator, Matt Schimelfenig (who played guitar, bass, keyboard, and sang on the album, in addition to producing and mixing). With the help of bandmates Ian Farmer (bass) and Pat Conaboy (drums), they recorded the album in Henryville, PA, at The Bunk—the studio she and Schimelfenig built in a barn on the property of her childhood home.

Safe Sins tracklist and artwork: :

1. Pray
2. When You Leave The Sun
3. A Pace Far Different
4. Twenty Twenty
5. Even at Your Easel
6. Cosmic Joke
7. Paper Bags
8. Overlooking the Lake
9. Parlor
10. Choose

Gladie will tour North America in support of the album, beginning March 5th in Brooklyn, NY. A current itinerary is below and tickets are on sale now.

Gladie Tour Dates:
03/05 – Brooklyn NY @ Rough Trade
03/06 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
03/07 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
03/08 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
03/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
03/11 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
03/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/13 – Grinnell, IA @ The Mill
03/14 – Omaha, NE @ Sydney’s
03/17 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
03/19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03/20 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/21 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
03/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Crystal Cavern
03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
03/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
04/01 – Dallas, TX @ 3 Links
04/02 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
04/03 – Houston, TX @ White Eagle Hall
04/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
04/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
04/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

Photo credit: Jessica Flynn
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