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Tampa Bay rap duo They Hate Change is releasing its Jagjaguwar debut tomorrow
, on the same day of Kendrick Lamar’s new record, but Change isn’t the only band making a big splash on the national scene.
On March 18, Glove—which has played stages as small as The Hub as part of its Bay area concert history—dropped Boom Nights
, described in a press release as “music for those who miss the debauchery of the 80s, or those who were simply born too late and missed it altogether.”
Days before the release, Rolling Stone also caught the Tampa band at South By Southwest, with photographers capturing the outfit—made up of Rod Wendt, Brie Deux, Michelle Primiani and Justin Burns—at Cheer Up Charlies and writers saying, “Remember being a kid and wondering what music might sound like in the future? It sounds like Glove.”
Ahead of Boom Nights
’ release, Glove told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the eight-track outing was meant to be ambiguous in its message, adding, “We believe it’s important for the listener to be able to interpret the songs however resonates with them. Boom Nights could be the best or worst night of your life.”
As you read this, Glove is on the longest tour of its existence, opening up for A Place To Bury Strangers as part of a 21-date, month-long tour that started in Philadelphia on Monday. The run makes a quick dip into the Southeast before zipping out west, into Canada, down to Denver and then through the Midwest before wrapping in the northeast with a June 7 show at Songbyrd in Washington D.C.
We’ve got our fingers crossed for some local dates after that, because the band is taking Boom Nights
—recorded in 2019 with Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz —back on the road in August when it opens for Jack White on three dates of the Third Man founder’s “Supply Chain Issues Tour,”
which is, naturally, not coming to Tampa Bay.