glass beach are back! Watch the music video for "the CIA" and stream it everywhere now
Stream and watch the music video for “CIA” now
Today marks the first sign of life from the seemingly-extinct enigma that is glass beach, as the band releases their dark, dancy, post-punk/jazz hybrid, "the CIA." From the start, the song builds tension and confusion until it explodes into a brutal modern metal climax, flickering with glitchy production zaps and razor-sharp stops. It's a thrilling glimpse into a universe that front person and primary songwriter J. McClendon has been meticulously crafting, and was recorded in Los Angeles, engineered and mixed by McClendon and lead guitarist Layne Smith, and later mastered by Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip.
A must-see video for “the CIA" is also out today. Directed/edited by drummer William White, it's a compelling cinematic companion to the adventurous track.