GLOOP: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Shadows” By Baltimore Noise Rock Trio; Crayon Sun Full-Length Nears Release Through Grimoire Records

photo by Sean Reel

New Noise Magazine is hosting the exclusive advance stream of “Shadows,” the new single from Baltimore, Maryland-based eccentric noise rock trio, GLOOP. The track precedes the band’s impending third album, Crayon Sun, nearing release late this month via Grimoire Records.

Crayon Sun was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Noel Mueller in the early months of 2021, with additional engineering by Blake Douglas, and the cover artwork handled by Max Detrich. Fans of Pixies, Mclusky, Sleaford Mods, US Maple, and Drahla, tune in.

GLOOP vocalist/guitarist Dominic Gianninoto offers, “‘Shadows’ was one of the first songs we started working on for the new album while practicing in a storage unit. I started to mess around with a pitch shifting pedal for the album and this was the first song I started to use it on. It continued to evolve with the vocal phrasing coming together during the recording process. It quickly became a favorite of Noel’s (Grimoire Records) while we were recording Crayon Sun.”

Stream GLOOP’s raunchy “Shadows” first at New Noise Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.

The record will be released worldwide on limited edition cassette and digital download through Grimoire Records on August 20th. Preorders are live at Bandcamp HERE.

GLOOP was formed in 2016, in a basement in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, uniting vocalist/guitarist Dominic Gianninoto (Rhin), drummer Max Detrich (Big Weird), and bassist Blake Douglas (The Dead Monks). In 2017, GLOOP released their debut album The Tourist through Grimoire Records, who also released their second album, Smiling Lines, in 2019, the latter in collaboration with Buzzhowl Records in the UK.

Through their recordings and shows, GLOOP has continued to evolve their style while having a signature sound–angular, agitated guitars, driving drums, and wry, slightly askew lyrics. This is proven on the band’s incoming third album, Crayon Sun. The album finds the band diving into open tunings and a darker tone than previous albums, cranking out a dozen new songs in just over thirty minutes.

GLOOP has shared the stage with The Dreebs, Sediment Club, Uniform, Tunic, Psychic Graveyard, Multicult, and Grizzlor. Watch for new live news to be announced later this year as shows continue to make their return. The prolific band is also already currently in the process of writing more songs for a fourth album.