Denver's Major Glen Release Two New Singles, “Violent Streets” & “Weathervane"

By: Norman Hittle

Major Glen, the lo-fi/alt-punk rock trio from Glendale, have just dropped a couple of new singles, “Violent Streets” and “Weathervane.”

The first of many songs from Major Glen since 2018’s self-titled debut, the band will be releasing a new single each month from March to June, and then will be releasing the entire album on vinyl.

Says band member Barrett, “The nature of streaming has forced us to rethink how we submit our music to the public. The new single methodology seems to be working out better than just dropping an entire album and hoping for the best.”

Major Glen.

Major Glen.

Aside from some new sounds, Major Glen will be headlining Streets of London Pub in Denver on Friday May 3rd with The Jinjas and Octopus Tree. Snag event details here.

Keep up with Major Glen here.

-Norman

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Review: Major Glen Know Their Way Around a Hard Rock 90s Vibe & They Aren’t Ashamed to Rub It In Your Face

By: Norman Hittle

Glendale rock trio Major Glen seem to know their way around a hard rock 90s era vibe, and after releasing their debut album a few weeks back, they aren’t ashamed to rub it in everyone’s face.

Major Glen.

Major Glen.

What you may notice right out of the gate is these lo-fi alt/punk rockers have a ton of “sounds like” references, and as you go on through their music, the list just piles up. We have nods to The Violent Fems, The Pixies, The Wallflowers, and even a splash of Nirvana, not to mention some of their lyrical content, which lends itself to themes similar to Weezer’s Blue Album and Pearl Jam’s Ten. Now, normally, I would say all these similarities lean toward a lack of identity, but I am flabbergasted at how well Major Glen manages to make this cumulative 90s influence their own thing.

Unfortunately for us, these guys only have seven songs on this debut. Granted, it’s seven more than we had before, but not to worry. They are slated to begin recording their next batch of songs in January 2019 and in the meantime, are trying to make their rounds with some live performances in the Denver area, like the one below:

Major Glen will be supporting The Mazlows August 24th along with Stray the Course and Exit Liberty. Event details here.

Keep up with Major Glen posted on Facebook.

-Norman

All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.