Glorietta was born out of a desire to collaborate with friends. Those friends; Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Grammy award winner Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas), Jason Robert Blum and Matthew Logan Vasquez came together over the course of nine-day recording session in a rented house in Glorieta, NM – just outside of Santa Fe.
The days were long with the tape running constantly as the players brought ideas for songs in various stages of completion to their new family of collaborators. Mid way through the sessions the group was joined by a guest appearance from Nathaniel Rateliff who drove straight through the night to join the party.
They’ve just shared ‘Losers Lament’, the opening track for the upcoming, debut, self-titled album:
“We chose Santa Fe because it was isolated enough to where it would feel like we were at camp” said Vasquez, “the only requirements were that the house had vaulted ceilings and a Jacuzzi.” The players were all connected in one-way or another to Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit) some of them old friends, some of them meeting for the first time when they arrived. The result is a their self-titled debut record; a beautiful mix of voices from six band leaders that fit perfectly together like a low-fidelity puzzle.
Their self-titled album will be available digitally on August 24th, and on CD / Vinyl in the UK via Bread & Butter Music. Those can be pre-ordered here.
UK SEPTEMBER DATES – David Ramirez and Matt Vasquez (playing Gloriietta songs)
- Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK
- Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
- Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
- Borderline – London, UK