By: Anand Harsh
Texas has a strong tradition of genre-bending live/electronic hybrids, from Ghostland Observatory, to more contemporary examples like Collidoscope or Blunt Force.
In that vein, Lubbock's Glass Cannon has been experimenting with a live fusion of weird bass and instrumentation, along with vocals, and on May 25th, they take the experiment one step further by introducing a rapper in Zen Griffey.
At the end of the month, the Texas trio and their partner in this project release First Expanse, and it's our honor to premiere the title track for you today. Slick and nimble in its pursuit of contemporary hip-hop excellence, Kasey Chesnutt's production slides underneath Zen Griffey smoothly, with no cracks or hairline fractures in the assembly—it's silky.
The two other tracks coming together for this three-track EP will see the light of day on the 25th courtesy of experimental west coast label MalLabel Music, which has taken a shine to the band. The trio's next outing is slated for June 16 at The Garden in Lubbock, Texas.
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