Edison Glass

Rock

Progressive,Emo,Power Pop

http://edisonglass.credentialrecordings.com/

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Edison Glass is an indie rock band from Long Island, New York. The group consists of four members: Joshua Silverberg (singer/guitarist), Josh "Mountain" Morin (singer/bassist), Joe Morin (drummer), and James Usher (guitarist). They formed Mannafest in 1998, changing their name later to Edison in 2002, and then to Edison Glass in 2004, when record label Credential Recordings signed them. Their name is derived from two renowned people from the 20th Century: Thomas Edison and Philip Glass.

Each member of Edison Glass found music to be their creative outlet at an early age. While some in the band began piano lessons at around the age of 8 years old, Silverberg penned his first song in kindergarten. Being stuck in piano lessons at the same time you are forming a band means that you have dabbled in everything from Nirvana covers to Bach, from complex orchestral arrangements to the murkiest depths of punk rock. Drawing from a soup of Indie rock, smart pop and classical influences, Edison Glass has developed a sound that, while akin to The Police and The Mars Volta, is very much all their own. After all, being in a band was never about being cool; creating music has always been a necessary outlet. “It’s like breathing, if don’t I will die,” Silverberg talks of the bands dedication to their art. “It’s burning inside and it needs to come out. To me, composition, and creative thinking is absolutely essential.”

Back in the winter of 2004 Edison Glass’s Credential A&R guy sent a cd out to Smashing Pumpkins and Sunny Day Real Estate producer Brad Wood, who was impressed with the sound of the early demos. As fans of SDRE and other Wood-produced projects, Edison Glass jumped at the chance to record with Wood in Los Angeles. Before moving into a hotel room for the last couple of weeks of recording, Edison Glass spent their nights in their converted school bus parked behind a Jack in the Box near Wood’s North Hollywood home studio. The accommodations didn’t seem to hurt. "I am floored by the energy that Edison Glass puts out- manic drums and bass, two singers in full voice.” Wood continues, “They love what they do and it shows. It was a thrill to try and catch it all on record.”

After seven years of constant writing, recording and playing basement shows for friends, Edison Glass released their debut A Burn or a Shiver on Credential Recordings in the spring of 2006. 13 songs built around tight rhythms, intricate guitar lines, dueling lead vocals, A Burn or a Shiver, is as dizzying and frenetic as rock can be. But still there amidst the chaos is the focused and well articulated musicianship that makes rock and roll compelling in the first place.

While Edison Glass has spent a substantial amount of time in do-it-yourself studios creating their music and is comfortable behind the boards, an Edison Glass live performance is not to be missed. Immobilized by the visceral sense of life and authenticity that comes blaring through the speakers, onlookers enjoy a show that is equal parts exhibition and experience. On playing live Usher adds, “When I’m performing I get to be someone I can’t be anywhere else. I can be wild, I can dance, and I can scream as loud as I want and no one can hear. It’s cathartic.”

While Edison Glass has spent a substantial amount of time in do-it-yourself studios creating their music and is comfortable behind the boards, an Edison Glass live performance is not to be missed. Immobilized by the visceral sense of life and authenticity that comes blaring through the speakers, onlookers enjoy a show that is equal parts exhibition and experience. On playing live Usher adds, “When I’m performing I get to be someone I can’t be anywhere else. I can be wild, I can dance, and I can scream as loud as I want and no one can hear. It’s cathartic.”

While Edison Glass has spent a substantial amount of time in do-it-yourself studios creating their music and is comfortable behind the boards, an Edison Glass live performance is not to be missed. Immobilized by the visceral sense of life and authenticity that comes blaring through the speakers, onlookers enjoy a show that is equal parts exhibition and experience. On playing live Usher adds, “When I’m performing I get to be someone I can’t be anywhere else. I can be wild, I can dance, and I can scream as loud as I want and no one can hear. It’s cathartic.”

Edison Glass followed up A Burn Or A Shiver with the release of Let Go EP in 2007 and the album Time Is Fiction in 2008.

While Edison Glass has spent a substantial amount of time in do-it-yourself studios creating their music and is comfortable behind the boards, an Edison Glass live performance is not to be missed. Immobilized by the visceral sense of life and authenticity that comes blaring through the speakers, onlookers enjoy a show that is equal parts exhibition and experience. On playing live Usher adds, “When I’m performing I get to be someone I can’t be anywhere else. I can be wild, I can dance, and I can scream as loud as I want and no one can hear. It’s cathartic.”

Edison Glass has toured with Nightmare Of You, Paper Rival, The Spill Canvas, The Photo Atlas, The Forecast, Blackpool Lights, The Graduate, Last Tuesday, Roper, The Wedding, The OC Supertones, Cool Hand Luke, Mae, The Myriad and Bradley Hathaway.

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Discography

Album Title Year Label
A Burn or a Shiver2006Credential Recordings
Let Go EP2007Credential Recordings
Time Is Fiction2008Credential Recordings

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Location:

Long Island

New York

Algeria

Record Label:

Credential Recordings

Christian Label:

Yes

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