GLOOP: The Sleeping Shaman Premieres “Pressure” Video From Baltimore Noise Rock Trio As Grimoire Records Prepares To Release Crayon Sun Album Next Week

photos by Sean Reel

As Grimoire Records prepares for next week’s release of Crayon Sun, the third album from Baltimore-based noise rock trio, GLOOP, a video for the album’s “Pressure” has been premiered through The Sleeping Shaman.

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 their third album, Crayon Sun, the record finding the band diving into open tunings and a darker tone than previous albums, cranking out a dozen new songs in just over thirty minutes.

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.

GLOOP vocalist/guitarist Dominic Gianninoto offers, “For this album we had only played one or two songs out. Typically, I would work out the vocal phrasing through live performances. While most of ‘Pressure’ came out quickly, the vocals took me much longer than usual. Blake and I got together at least three times to redo the recording or work on specific parts. I had been listening to a lot of Sleaford Mods, The Fall, and Gang Of Four, I think that can be heard in the vocals. For the video Max wanted to create tension and angst from something simple such as making coffee. He wanted to replicate the angularity of the guitars and rhythms with the frame of the video itself.”

The Sleeping Shaman writes, “GLOOP is another new band to Shaman HQ that’s hit our airwaves this year, but what can we expect from this Baltimore based power-trio? To sum it up simply, a frantic mix of bass driven noise-rock is pretty much on the cards, so if you have a hankering for artists from the AmRep stable, then you really should sit up and take note.”

Check out GLOOP’s “Pressure” video first at The Sleeping Shaman RIGHT HERE.

Crayon Sun will be released on limited edition cassette and digital through Grimoire Records next Friday, August 20th. Find preorders at Bandcamp where “Shadows” and the title track are streaming HERE. Fans of Pixies, Mclusky, Sleaford Mods, US Maple, and Drahla, tune in.

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.