After a near-decade-long silence, notorious Louisville, Kentucky based psychedelic punk unit, The Glasspack, will return to the stage and studio. Featuring core members, “Dirty” Dave Johnson (vocals, guitars), Brett “Cap’n” Holsclaw (mc, drums), and Nicholas Hall (guitars, keys), with Billy Lease (guitars, bass) and Rodney Roads (bass, guitar), the band feels it is once again time to jump start Louisville’s rock scene.
The Glasspack — named after the high-flow, fiberglass filled automobile muffler of the same name — was forged in 1999 by frontman and Louisvillian native “Dirty” Dave Johnson in hopes of giving a better alternative to the classic and hard rock played on the radio. In that time, the band has released four full-lengths and two EPs, in addition to splits and countless compilation appearances. Music from The Glasspack has been featured in MTV shows Viva La Bam starring Bam Margera and Homewrecker, FX’s Sons Of Anarchy, and Go Fast Pull Up: The Jimmy Levan Story documentary as well as video games MLB 2K5 and Amped 3, both made by 2K Sports. The band’s most recent full-length, ‘Dirty Women,’ was released via Small Stone Records in 2007 and landed The Glasspack a sold-out headlining spot for their first trip to Europe at Netherlands’ Roadburn Festival in 2008. Alarm crowned the band the, “purveyors of the dirtiest blues around,” while Aural Innovations wrote, “The band play with an attitude; an in-your-face, fuck off, I’m-gonna-drink-your-beer-fucker, kind of attitude in their music.”
With Johnson, Holsclaw, and Hall all attending school and working with other musical projects in and around Louisville, The Glasspack has been on hiatus since 2010. In that time however, the band completed music for a space rock album, ‘Moon Patrol.’ Set to be recorded later this year at an as-yet-undisclosed studio, the record — one 45-minute long single-track split into seven segments — will mark The Glasspack’s fifth full-length release since 1999.
For its return to the stage, The Glasspack will play a special headlining show September 7th at Headliner’s Music Hall in their home city. Special guests include local acts Call Me Bronco, Sound Company, and Wiirmz. Additional performances will be announced in the weeks to come.
THE GLASSPACK: 9/7/2019 Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY [info]
THE GLASSPACK is: “Dirty” Dave Johnson – vocals, guitars, Brett “Cap’n” Holsclaw – Mc, drums, Nicholas Hall – guitars, keys, Billy Lease – guitars, bass, Rodney Roads – bass, guitar.
Below is the bands album teaser for ‘Moon Patrol.’