Dream punk band Glacier Veins have released their highly anticipated sophomore album Lunar Reflection, out now via Equal Vision Records. Leading up to the album, the band shared singles including “Cover Me,” “Autonomy” and “Embers,” which have garnered attention from NPR, Uproxx, Brooklyn Vegan, Alternative Press, and more. Fans can stream or purchase Lunar Reflection now at: https://glacierveins.lnk.to/lunar.
“Lunar Reflection is an album about going inward to create a better understanding of oneself through reflecting on one’s relationships with other people and with the world that we live in,” shares vocalist/guitarist Malia Endres. “The Moon carries extensive symbolic meaning, and the journey through and connection with the depth of the Moon’s symbolism inspired the songs on the album and reflects the meaning of this album as a whole.”
Glacier Veins will be celebrating their new album with a month-long US tour this spring featuring support from Salt Creek and Ridgeway. Fans on the west coast and in the midwest can catch the band starting March 14th, with stops in Salt Lake City, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and more, and ending with a hometown show in Portland. For a full list of dates, please see below.
About Glacier Veins:
Inspired by the Moon, Portland, OR-based dream punk group, Glacier Veins, are releasing their second full length album, Lunar Reflection, via Equal Vision Records. The band, consisting of Malia Endres (vocals, guitar), Kyle Woodrow (bass, vocals), Jason Espinoza (guitar), and Jesse Beirwagen (drums), released their debut record, The World You Want To See, in early 2020 and had plans to tour the rest of the year, but ultimately got to writing when the pandemic put those plans on hold.
This time off allowed the band to slow down and self-reflect on their emotions and experiences as a whole. Since Glacier Veins did not see each other at all in 2020, each member wrote their parts remotely and sent it along to the rest of the group, building off each other to write the album. After heavily utilizing live takes on their first record, this new process gave each member the opportunity to reach the emotional headspace needed to complete the record.
Lunar Reflection focuses on self reflection and encourages listeners to evaluate their value in their personal relationships. Endres really wanted to emphasize that you cannot always control what happens to you, but you can learn to adapt and make the best of your situation. While positivity is no stranger to Endres’ lyrics, Lunar Reflection takes a deep dive into processing how and why we feel the way we do about outward experiences in hopes of finding light in the darker spaces.
Familiar with Glacier Veins’ desired sound, the band teamed up with old friend and The World You Want To See producer, Justin Abel, to produce and engineer the record. Paired with Courney Ballard’s expert mixing, the band felt comfortable that their team was accurately representing the sound that seemed to flow out of the Glacier Veins members.
The first single, “Cover Me,” is a fast-paced track which leaves the listener with the lasting impression that Glacier Veins is back and continuing to inspire. Their next single, “Autonomy,” depicts a reset back to one’s self and accurately represents the message of the album as a whole. It is a rush of fresh energy that the listener can feel as they take the song in. Their latest single, “Embers,” was inspired by smoke-filled skies caused by widespread wildfires in 2020, and reminds us that we have the purpose and power within our lives to create a more meaningful space for ourselves and the world around us.
“The Moon has an ability to shine a light into the darker spaces in order to see things more clearly,” Endres stated. “I hope listeners are able to get in touch with their emotions and explore the relationships around them.” Endres’ lyrics and the band’s wondrous instrumentals truly create a space full of exploration and takes the listener on an inward journey. Get ready to embrace your true self with Glacier Veins and Lunar Reflection.
Glacier Veins Is:
Malia Endres – vocals / guitar
Kyle Woodrow – bass
Jason Espinoza – guitar
Jesse Beirwagon – drums
Lunar Reflection Tracklist:
2. Digging Myself Out
3. Flower Moon
4. Cover Me
5. Where Does It Go?
7. Here & There
9. Know You
11. Spiral Through