Today we’d like to introduce you to Glamper. They share their story with us below:
A fledgling band in the Nashville rock scene Glamper started recording what would become their debut LP RAT RACE in August of 2019. They played some shows. And in March of 2020, the next session was booked, little did they know a global pandemic would postpone their collaboration until 2021…
and thank God it did. …
Those songs are so much better now, and rightly so after Chief Keith played guitar at home alone after work every day, weekly texting CoCo demo recordings. Syncing with Zip, should we practice this week? Welllll, I don’t know… How about this week? Back and forth. Months of this. When do you think it’ll end? It’s getting better? Whoa. On and on.
Present Day: GLAMPER IS BACK BABY! We are ROCK & ROLL, we are PARTY, we are GOOD TIMES, BEST FRIENDS, BEERS, GUITARS, and a mortgage.
Glamper is garage rock with a smirk and worn-out VHS tape of Jurassic Park. Formed in 2019, this Nashville rock n’ roll trio assembled to empty the oceans and set fire to the five-day work week. In the rubble and ashes, only Cory Taylor Cox (bass/guitar/vocals), Chief Keith Herndon (bass/guitar/vocals) and Zip Hurst (drums) would be left standing. They failed miserably. In the aftermath, they formed a band. A three-headed dragon of greasy guitar licks, swanky bass grooves, and gut-busting drums.
Glamper’s debut album, “Rat Race” deals with everything from jaded corporate drudgery, questionable fried bologna sandwiches, an unexpected love for an ex’s beer-fetching cat, to… murder??? Glamper is finding $20 in your winter coat and buying the next round. Who’s drinking?
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Pandemic / Covid was definitely a slowdown. We were planning to record in March of 2020 and didn’t make it back into the studio until August of 2021. We would just facetime each other and text home-recorded demos back and forth. But that slow-down time was good too. helped us to re-examine our priorities
Also, all three of us are pretty deep into our day-job careers, so at this stage of life, it’s just a different way of thinking when you’re trying to be a band and keep that forward momentum.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We’re a rock and roll band. We’ve wrestled with genre, punk rock, pysch rock, garage rock, grunge. And the truth is, we’re a little bit of all of those things and more. so yeah, we’re a rock and roll band. we play electric guitars, sing about whatever we want, and have a good time doing it.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
We love talking to other artists and musicians, collaborating on shows or compilation records. or visual art too. Our friend and former barber, Jeff Bertrand (https://www.instagram.com/jeff_bertrand/) painted the album cover of our debut album “Rat Race” releasing Feb 25, 2022.
We also love connecting with music lovers, people who buy records and go to shows, and love being a fan.
Biggest help you can do for any band is to follow them on Spotify or YouTube, Instagram, anywhere you can follow, and engage with their content, like and comment on their photos and videos, listen to their/our song, favorite them, playlist them, send them to friends, “hey this band is cool, check them out”, join their email list.
You can do all that at our website www.glamperband.com
- Website: www.glamperband.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glamperband/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwCfcuR2xTxg2LUMMk9AS3w
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0NPC0DRRoLvrD8POr0lbdo?si=jdS945ZLQd2yH_aXBMvuHA