Friday, September 30, 2011

Intern Update #2

Hey everybody, Sara and Claire here for round 2 of intern updates. A lot has happened since we last blogged; Glassnote has signed two new artists, Oberhofer and Childish Gambino, brought on two new members of the team, Marc Nicolas and Michael Starr, and gained a new intern, Neha!

In addition to learning how to work hard for the members of our ever-expanding family, we have also had very cool opportunities to see our artists in their element. Oberhofer played two amazing, high-energy shows at the Mercury Lounge Spotify event and at the Music Hall of Williamsburg's 4-Year Anniversary show. The band's talent seems completely effortless, they are able to thrash about wildly without missing a beat. Since the shows, the band has been hard at work in the studio writing their new album. They have an old-school, 50s/60s kind of vibe that's somehow infused with punk and surf, and we're excited for it to drop in 2012!

Two Door Cinema Club came through New York recently to play two shows as well, one for MTV Hive at the Studio at Webster Hall, and one at Terminal 5. Both sold out and the crowds were fantastic and full of die-hards. We also got to accompany the Glassnote team to a special Two Door acoustic session and interview. It was interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at all of the work that goes into these things and very cool to watch a semi-private performance.

We have enjoyed seeing the interest in GIVERS continue to build as they prepare for their fall tour, and we loved watching their performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday! We're especially excited to catch up with them in person when they come through New York in October for their show with Portugal. The Man, as well as Royal Bangs who are fresh off their European tour with White Denim and embarking on another with Bear Hands and We Were Promised Jetpacks.

Donald Glover was in town a couple of weeks ago to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. Drew accompanied him on a very rainy day to film a couple Childish Gambino interviews and exclusive performances over at VEVO, Baeble, AOL and Rolling Stone . We also got to hear a few new tracks and trust us, they are SICK. We can't wait to watch everyone's reactions when Camp is released, though the amount of hype we're seeing now is already overwhelming. He’ll be back in town in about 6 weeks for their sold-out show at Terminal 5, going to be such a fun time!

These are big times for Glassnote and we have been learning so much just by watching it all unfold. It is a beautiful era to be here.

Things we are looking forward to in October:

Oct 20: GIVERS at Terminal 5
Oct 30: Royal Bangs at Webster Hall

Oct 4: The Horrors at Webster Hall
Oct 5: Fang Island at Glasslands Gallery
Oct 8: Eula at the Gutter
Oct 16: Thrice, O’Brother, Moving Mountains La Dispute at Irving Plaza
Oct 18-22: CMJ!!!!
(we won’t even list all the shows: CMJ:, My Free Concert:
Oct 18: Smashing Pumpkins at Terminal 5
Oct 19: The Wombats and the Static Jacks at Webster Hall
Oct 19: OFWGKTA at Terminal 5
Oct 20: GIVERS and Portugal. The Man at Terminal 5!!!!!!
Oct 20: Snowmine at Pianos
Oct 22: Free Energy, Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 25: Circa Survive and Maps & Atlases at Crazy Donkey
Oct 27: Eula, Delta Hotel at Death By Audio
Oct 29-31: The Black Angels at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 29: Tera Melos and Melt Banana at Santos Party House
Oct 30: Royal Bangs with We Were Promised Jetpacks and Bear Hands!!!! at Webster Hall
Oct 30: Sufjan Stevens at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Oct 31: Yukon Blonde at the Rock Shop

Oct 4: Feist - Metals
Jack’s Mannequin - People & Things
Mutemath - Odd Soul
The Misfits - The Devil’s Rain
Oct 11: Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Radiohead TKOL Remix
Bjork - Biophilia
ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends
Oct 18: Patrick Stump - Soul Punk
Real Estate - Days
Oct 25: Deer Tick - Divine Providence
Tom Waits- Bad As Me
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco
Surfer Blood - Tarot Classics
Oct 31: Lou Reed & Metallica - Lulu

Oct. 7: The Ides of March starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Paul Giamatti
Oct 7: The Human Centipede II starring Ashlyn Yennie and Lauerence R. Harvey
Oct 14: Footloose starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid

NYC Events:
Oct 8: Independent Label Market:
Oct 18-22: CMJ
Oct 31: NYC Village Halloween Parade

Oct 7: Yom Kippur
Oct 10: Columbus Day
Oct 18: No Beard Day
Oct 25: Punk For a Day Day
Oct 31: Halloween

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Bonfire" on iTunes!

"Bonfire," the first single off Childish Gambino's upcoming release Camp, is now available on iTunes!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Childish Gambino new track "Bonfire"

Childish Gambino's first single from his upcoming release Camp is now available to stream online! Listen to "Bonfire" now on SoundCloud.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Childish Gambino "Sign Up" Tour!

Our newest act Childish Gambino is heading out on tour! Check out all of the dates below.

October 5Memphis, TN - New Daisy TheatreTIX
October 6Nashville, TN - Cannery BallroomTIX
October 7Athens, GA - Georgia TheatreTIX
October 8Orlando, FL - The Plaza ‘Live’TIX
October 30Asheville, TV - "MOOGfest"TIX
November 1Silver Springs, MD - The FillmoreTIX
November 2Boston, MA - House of BluesTIX
November 3New York, NY - Terminal 5TIX
November 4Atlantic, NJ - House of BluesTIX
November 5Austin, TX - "Fun Fun Fun Fest"TIX
November 12Los Angeles, CA - Club NokiaTIX

Thursday, September 8, 2011

RSVP for GIVERS on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

GIVERS are performing on the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, September 13! Attendance is free and you can still RSVP here.

Glassnote signs Childish Gambino!

Glassnote is excited to welcome our newest artist Childish Gambino!

Childish Gambino has emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music. A unique blend of hip-hop with multiple genres, combined with lyrical genius, Gambino has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. Childish Gambino has released two mixtapes, "I Am Just A Rapper" and "I Am Just A Rapper 2", and in 2010 released his first full length original material album entitled "Culdesac" which received critical and public acclaim. In March 2011, Childish Gambino released an untitled EP that featured the hit "Freaks and Geeks". Most recently, Childish Gambino wrapped the sold out I AM DONALD TOUR and played to over 10,000 people at the Bonnaroo Music Festival listed as one of the top five acts to see by “Spin Magazine". Childish Gambino is currently finishing up a much anticipated new full length album, “Camp”, which will be out soon.

Find Childish Gambino on Tumblr and Twitter, and learn more at