Premiere: supergloom’s Fever Dream “Glass Ajar” Is a Cathartic Release of Energy & Emotion

supergloom © Laura Moreau
supergloom © Laura Moreau
A sonically charged fever dream, supergloom’s psych-soaked “Glass Ajar” off new EP ‘Immaterial’ is a cathartic release ready to soothe the ears and stir the soul.
Stream: “Glass Ajar” – supergloom




Pour my mind into your mouth, make my form from a glass ajar…

From its soft and tender opening to its feverish final breaths, supergloom’s latest single is a whirlwind of spellbinding sound and stirring feeling: A surrender of sorts that not only speaks to our own fragile human nature, but also to the wondrous ways music can mimic the tumult and turbulence of our emotional states. A sonically charged fever dream, supergloom’s psych-soaked “Glass Ajar” is a cathartic release ready to soothe the ears and stir the soul.

Immaterial - supergloom
Immaterial – supergloom
Set my soul, set my soul on the mantle
Make it whole, m
ake it whole on your mercy
Take my hand, t
ake my hand to the fire
Heal the burn w
ith your mercy
I am afraid of your control
To make your love, love, love undo
I am afraid of your control
To make your love, love, love

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Glass Ajar,” the final single taken from supergloom’s forthcoming sophomore EP, Immaterial (independently out August 25, 2023 and available via cassette on Nomad Eel Records). The Los Angeles-based five-piece of Bertand Vellky, Peter Doherty, Shane Graham, Ethan Walden, and Drew Aron, supergloom describe themselves as “dark dream pop from the LA coast” – and damn, if the shoe doesn’t fit perfectly. Formed in 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic – originally, believe it or not, just to record some Queens of the Stone Age covers – supergloom have quickly come into their own in two short years, introducing themselves through 2022’s self-titled debut EP and continuing to push forward this year with a set of songs that accentuates the band’s knack for warm melodies, radiant harmonies, spirited vocal performances, and all-around stunning instrumental work. Produced by Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins) and Jules de Gasperis (Low Hum, Bleached), Immaterial is as fun as it is visceral – a musical journey that promises to unlock parts within as supergloom meld entertainment with emotional reckoning.

“Glass Ajar” is an especially unique cut that embraces both ends of the sonic spectrum, finding the band deep in their element and shirking off the notion that a song follow a guided structure.

Take your time
Take your time to the water
Drown in my

Drown in my pool of metal
Taste the high

Taste the high of a battle
Pass it on, p
n your mercy
I am afraid of your control
To make your love, love, love undo
I am afraid of your control
To make your love, love, love
Supergloom © Laura Moreau
supergloom © Laura Moreau

“The words “Glass Ajar” came to [our] drummer, Shane Graham, in a waking dream about a mind cracked open and left to unfurl into a maddening, disorganized stream of consciousness,” supergloom tell Atwood Magazine. “As a collaboration between our five members, the song evolved into a tone poem revolving around the idea of losing yourself when in a relationship; by pouring your mind and setting your soul into and beside another and hanging on their every word. Both lyrically and sonically, the song is meant to evoke those same thoughts and feelings of entrancement, obsession, and romantic despair.”

“While demoing early versions of the song, Graham and Drew experimented with alternative production decisions and techniques, including tape loops, slowing down and reversing audio tracks and mixing saturated and fuzzy electric guitars with acoustic guitar. Once in the studio, co-producer and engineer, Jules de Gasparis, encouraged us to include a four-part harmony during the outro section to round it off. Jules also suggested adding a space echo delay to add another texture to the wall of sound featured at the end.”

Make a sound
Any sound now
A sound so sweet
Make my heart burn down
Exhale, exhale, exhale
Like a hurricane
Blow your words
Blow your words
Blow your words
Into my brain
Supergloom © Laura Moreau
supergloom © Laura Moreau

Some might find it cacophonic, but we find it cathartic.

Part vulnerable eruption and part musical tapestry, “Glass Ajar” puts supergloom’s talents on full display as the band deliver a dynamic and provocative performance that fills the air with feeling and sends chills down the spine. Stream “Glass Ajar” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and be sure to experience supergloom’s sophomore EP Immaterial upon its release!

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