Glitterer Announces Life Is Not A Lesson LP

Glitterer aka Ned Russin, has announced his forthcoming release Life Is Not A Lesson, will drop on February 26, 2021 via ANTI- Records
Glitterer Life Is Not A Lesson

Glitterer aka Ned Russin, has announced his forthcoming release Life Is Not A Lesson, will drop on February 26, 2021 via ANTI- Records. Ahead of the album’s release, Glitterer has shared the single/video “Are You Sure.” A Washington, D.C. resident and northeastern Pennsylvania native, Russin co-fronted Title Fight for many years before the band suspended operations and Ned became Glitterer, releasing his debut album Looking Through The Shades in 2019.

Ned Russin on Life Is Not A Listen:

“The major theme in Life Is Not A Lesson is desire.” “ “Are You Sure?” is a song about certainty. My younger self was fascinated with and comfortable in assurances. I felt very sure I had the answers to a lot of questions. What am I doing with my life? What do I like? Who am I? My current self not so much. This song addresses the desires to find these answers while admittedly contradicting itself in the face of their questions, unsure if they’re even important to answer in the first place.”

Life Is Not A Lesson was recorded and co-produced by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip) but this time Russin has produced the record himself, notwithstanding some recording and performance help from his twin brother, Ben. Would it surprise you to hear that, irrespective of worldly doom and gloom, the new songs are even catchier and bigger-sounding than the Looking Through the Shades material? With roomier drums and more electric-guitars-per-square-inch than ever, Life is Not a Lesson has a way of evoking an alternate-universe version of Guided By Voices, one with a hardcore-punk background. And if there was, perhaps, an indirect or “meta” aspect to the pop appeal of Glitterer’s older records, there’s essentially none of that here: this is Glitterer’s most insistently and proudly accessible work.

Glitterer
Life Is Not A Lesson
ANTI-
Track Listing

1. Bodies
2. Are You Sure
3. Try Harder Still
4. Little Backwards Glance
5. How A Song Should Go
6. The End
7. Didn’t Want It
8. Indeed
9. Birdsong
10. I Made The Call
11. Fire
12. Life Is Not A Lesson