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Indie Rock Cafe:

BEST OF 2013!

Victoria Cecilia’s ethereal vocals recall the music from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Yet it’s all packaged in silvery sheen and set to the backdrop of some sort of hyper-futuristic Los Angeles.

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Buzzbands LA:

Best of 2013!

With Victoria Cecilia coming to the fore, Gliss aligned with the experimental dream-poppers of the present. Emotionally, “Langsom Dans” splits the difference too, with Cecilia cooing and distant one moment and passionate the next, especially on the standout track “Weight of Love.”

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Everything is Chemical:

“On ‘Langsom Dans’ Gliss meld equal parts cinematic ominous with subconscious alter-reality. Flawless production and really well written jams.  I dare you to listen to this album just once and not find at least 2-3 tracks that you are now obsessed with.     8.75/10 score”

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KEXP:

“Despite playing in a well-lit room, the Danish/American trio’s music sounded as nocturnal as ever, Gliss proved that sometimes the best way to stand out is to play it cool.”

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Unnom Deguerre:

“This pop band jumps miles away from their previous sound with Langsom Dans, earning comparisons to Beach House, Crystal Castles, and Lower Dens.  With passionate harmonies telling tales of coming out of the dark into a new life, the album is not one that will be soon forgotten.”

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BUST Magazine:

“Los Angeles’ GLISS was an early surprise on Thursday. Victoria Cecilia’s synth-backed, sexy robot vocals were shockingly lush in such a small venue. The pitch-perfect delivery and intensity brought every open bar opportunist in from the backyard to figure what was making that sound. We had no idea that their live performance could deliver such a haunting chill.”

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KEXP:

“Vocalist Victoria Cecilia’s dreamy coo is able to conjure the mysterious noir of nighttime L.A. even in the completely opposite setting of the Texan sun. Now touring behind their recently released third album, Langsom Dans, the band sound more crystalline and noir than ever, like a mix of a less strung-out Songs of Faith And Devotion-era Depeche Mode and the alluring shoegaze shine of Lush.”

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Buzz Bands:

“It’s the kind of intelligent, dreamy and polyrhythmic electronica that certain tastemakers anoint Best New Music. Gliss has kind of turned the personality of the band over to Danish singer-multiinstrumentalist Victoria Cecilia, whose Euro cool is perfect for the trio’s melodic mood swings and lovestruck neuroses.”

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Big Takeover Magazine:

“Hard pop choruses create edges of brightness that are pushed through by Victoria Cecilia’s vocals, as the band dreams and enchants. In the end, there is a delightful effortlessness that provides a contrast to the complexities unearthed within each song.”

Under the Radar Magazine:

“The hits keep coming. Can a dream pop fan ask for more? (Correct answer: no.) “

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KEXP:

SONG OF THE DAY. “Weight of Love” is a diaphanous gem that is both enticing and harrowing.  The Danish/American trio Gliss’ enveloping sound contains traces of Depeche Mode’s anthemic darkness but it’s the band’s hometown of Los Angeles that stands out as the immediate touchstone to their dreamy, melancholic pop songs.”

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MXDWN:

“The band changes pace by breaking the gloom and letting down their hair. Langsom Dans is its own beast.”

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Selective Memory Magazine:

“Hunting” is another track that captures the essence of the band offering pop tunes overlaid with ominous flares of dramatic percussions and keyboards all with awesome vocals provided by Victoria Cecilia.

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The Sound Daily:

“Their latest single, ‘Weight of Love’, sees the band moving in a prettier, more introspective direction”

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Radio K:

Blur-Song of the Day. “An exciting art deco pop album”.

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LA Weekly:

“Now is the time to catch up to them before the great wide world steals them away”

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KCRW Blog:

“Swedish producer Chris Berg was in the midst of working with Depeche Mode on new material when he put his own personal touch on a track from LA trio Gliss called “Hunting” –  a match made in music heaven”

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The Correspondance:

” A sort of middle ground between the straight-up pop melodies of a Dum Dum Girls hit and the harmonic fullness of a Beach House song”

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M Magazine:

“Gliss makes music that’s both heavy and weightless, filled with big sounds yet fitted with moments of stark electro-pop minimalism. “

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When you motor away:

New Art Rock Discovery: Gliss – Langsom Dans. I like it more every time I listen.

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Picksysticks:

New record Langsom Dans drops with the help of some people behind Trent Reznor, Beck and Ladytron in Michael Patterson and Henrik Jonsson who had success with Lykke Li, The Knife and the Concretes.

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SYFFAL:

“You can tell this isn’t some teenaged garage band. These veterans know their sound, and execute it to perfection.”

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Dryve Tyme:

The project is led by the eerily sultry vocals of Victoria Cecilia, but the semi-frequent inclusion of Martin Klingman’s baritone pipes adds a special Martin Gore-esque flavor to the mix.

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Entertainment Realm:

If you like The Joy Formidable or Purity Ring, you’ll truly appreciate Gliss. Every song on Langsom Dans engulfs you in layers of emotions and enigmatic, dreamy qualities.

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3Hive:

“Gliss is, simply put, a pop band… With soft beats and a rich array of electronics and echoing voices.”

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Amoeba Music:

“Gliss transforms shoegaze shyness into ecstatic, lovelorn pop”

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The Vinyl District:

“TVD’s Press Play: Gliss – Hunting” here

Feed me with your Kiss:

“I highly recommend checking them out asap.”
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Magnet:

“MP3 At 3PM: Gliss” here
Indie30:

“Top 20 Final Chart for 2012″
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Eat Sleep Breathe Music:

“Song of the Day”  Gliss – Hunting
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Knox Rd:

“Their recently released track, “Hunting,” is a multi-sensory experience; close your eyes as you listen and see the flashing neon lights.”
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Isi:
“Check out the ethereal video for the new single “Weight of Love”
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Musical Hi Five:
“Fuzz pop outfit Gliss drops a beauty of an EP with Hunting”
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The Dadada:
“Danish-American trio blending Scandinavian cool with American experimental soundscapes. Inspired by the likes of Liars, John Coltrane, and Depeche Mode, this track mixes heavy keyboard riffs (ala Crystal Castles) with ethereal vocals and atmospherics. Superb production envelops the listener.”
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Buzz Bands:
“Gliss’ impeccable balance of noise and melodic beauty has become more breathtaking with the dreamy “Weight of Love, and their new single “Hunting,” which is playful synth-pop tune but still seductive by any definition.”
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In your Speakers:

Rating 8 out of 10 stars.

“Blown out synths and bass swirl around a huge sounding beat, while Victoria Cecilia lets her impressive voice fly. Gliss transcend their influences on Hunting. “
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Refinery 29:
“L.A.-via-Copenhagen trio Gliss makes the sort of of shimmering dream pop that fans of Cocteau Twins and Spacemen 3 should immediately, sleepily fall for”
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Operation Every Band:

Pairs Well With Portishead and The xx!
We first caught wind of Gliss through last year’s SXSW project and I’ve grown to embrace there sound even more since then. Gliss recently released an excellent EP entitled Hunting that highlights the band’s commitment to ambience and pop’s collision.

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Fensepost:
“Weight Of Love” finds Gliss creating haunting, atmospheric melodies paired with airy, wispy vocals. Gliss is a Danish/American three-piece band on par with the likes of Still Corners. Others, like “Hunting” hint at a louder, poppier side of the band.
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Earmilk:
The Copenhagen/Los Angeles trio have cultivated an iridescent brand of hook-friendly shoegaze that’s as quick to please as it is to unsettle. Queasy, tortured guitar leads play against celestial synths and Victoria Cecelia’s honeyed vocals. The juicy choruses on “Weight of Love” flow like liquid sugar spiked with back-alley cocaine–sweet, addictive, and almost unnoticeably insidious. With the textural sensibilities of Stars melting into the vintage pop mastery of Dum Dum Girls, Gliss emits a potent confection. We can’t wait to taste the full dose.
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In your Speakers:

Los Angeles via Copenhagen shoegaze outfit Gliss is at it again with their new music video for “Weight Of Love”, off their 2012 Hunting EP. The song deals with an apparent burden for love as well as love’s ability to change over time.The band has already been announced in the SXSW 2013 first round. The band also has announced the Langsom Dans Gatefold double LP on vinyl + download card available for Pre-Order, to be shipped by January 22, 2013. The hype train seems to be a chuggin’.
Needless to say we will be keeping our eyes and ears out for this record which is quickly approaching release.
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To Eleven:

Dark Pop and soothing. The best way to describe Langsom Dans is there’s definitely an ’80s dance pop thing going on, like Depeche Mode had after their first couple of albums. It’s got rhythm, and it may be uplifting at times, but there’s definitely a darkness that runs through the whole album. That same dark vibe reminds me a little of Julee Cruise.
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Shiver:
I discovered Gliss through The Horrors’ Faris Badwan during a concert in Ravenna . The trio pleasantly impressed me because of the seductive sound.
You will be surprised by this electronic group – the EP is impressive and much better than its predecessor.
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The Dumbing of America:

When last we left Gliss, their inspired brand of feedback-drenched bliss had charmed a nation with their 2011 release, Devoted and Imploded. Cut to 2012, where they’ve just released one of the best EP’s of the year and have finished recording their third album, Langsom Dans. In our opinion, Gliss is poised to become the most talked about band in the indie scene. Years of writing great songs and blowing away crowds with their amazing live shows, has garnered them a rabid following. You can expect Sirius XMU sessions, Glastonbury appearances and NME magazine covers in their future. Victoria Cecilia pulled back the curtain briefly, so that we can take a closer look at the little band that could…
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