>Boston Globe Review

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August 14, 2007
Rock
Gliss
Love the Virgins
(Cordless)
Essential: “Innocent Eyes”

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Somebody else already rhymed Gliss with bliss in a review, so we can’t use that. What we can say is that the full-length debut from this LA threesome is an immensely satisfying woozy doozy of an album — sweetly strangled electric guitars dripping with distortion; diamond-scuffed riffs, dolled-up like the Dandy Warhols doing Love and Rockets; and slurred 3 a.m. vocals that sound utterly toxic and therefore utterly perfect. All three members of Gliss — lead singer Martin Klingman, David Reiss, and Denmark native Victoria Cecilia — switch off on guitars, bass, and drums, and sound as if they’ve spiked one another’s drinks along the way. Like onetime tour mates Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Gliss’s billowing take on the Jesus & Mary Chain’s post-psych platform of darkly detached cool isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but it’s also an approach that, like the color black, wears classically well. There’s a hazy alchemy at work here, and enough narcotic sparks to light the fuse of a Spacemen 3 rocket ship: the echo-chamber chant that buoys the lithesome ‘‘Innocent Eyes’’; a sweetly poisonous ‘‘Off to Bed’’; and the swirling maelstrom of ‘‘Fade Away,’’ a headlong dive into oblivion that sounds like, well, bliss. [Jonathan Perry]

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