Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Looking Glass War - "I Can Tell By The Cars"

Photo by Coleman Rogers Photography

Boston's own Looking Glass War blew us away earlier this summer with their debut single "Arrive!," and now they're back with a new single that mixes up their sound already. While the previous single was soaked in post-punk and glam, this new one slows things down into a killer power ballad. It's the kind of song I'm having trouble describing. While it borrows heavily from more mainstream 80's pop power ballads, there is still plenty of post-punk groove here. It's kind of like they took the big climactic high school dance sequence from a John Hughes film and filtered it through a John Waters and/or goth prism. This song is so close to being something the normies at your day job would adore, but it just takes enough of a left turn to be cool.

Vocalist Goddamn Glenn says of the new song:

“I think it shows a different side of us. When my wife first heard it, she said it’s going to be the ‘sad boy hit of the summer’ and that works for me. I hope she’s right [laughs].”

You can listen to "I Can Tell By The Cars" below. The song will be included on Looking Glass War's debut EP which is due in late September. For more on the band, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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