G.L.O.S.S: Trans Day of Revenge: 7”

Sep 23, 2016

Not everyone wants to listen to the message of Olympia’s G.L.O.S.S. It doesn’t paint a beautiful world and it surely doesn’t call for a peaceful way of walking in it. But then you remember that this was released the day after one of the biggest mass shootings in U.S. history, at a queer nightclub, and days before another unarmed person of color was killed by a police officer. So, yeah, lyrics like “Black lives don’t matter in the eyes of the law” and “Black trans women / Draped in white sheets / Beaten to death / Harassed by police... /Trans day of revenge / Not as weak as we seem,” are undeniably timely and telling. You can’t put the message outside of the music here and that’s what makes it what it is. I’ll go ahead and state the obvious: the music is really, really, good. If you miss old school, East Coast hardcore, this is for you. But don’t expect pure repetition. G.L.O.S.S is not here to reinvent any wheels, they’re moving beyond the notion entirely. –Nicole X (Nervous Nelly / Total Negativity, girlslivingoutsidesocietysshit.bandcamp.com)