Glitterer Debut “The Same Ordinary”

Glitterer have shared new single “The Same Ordinary.” The track is off their forthcoming album Rationale, the LP drops on February 23rd
Glitterer photo by Kevin Wilson

Glitterer have shared new single “The Same Ordinary.” The track is off their forthcoming album Rationale, the full-length drops on February 23 via ANTI- and streaming services.

“‘The Same Ordinary” was one where I got lyrically ahead of myself and had to rearrange the song to make it fit,” shares lead singer and songwriter Ned Russin on his process. After several rounds of trial and error, “finally, I just decided to try and throw in an abbreviated measure at the end of the phrase, like a little tag. After all, I wanted to keep the lyrics, which analyze how a pursuit of purpose is at times monotonous and maybe inescapable even if we are critical of it, in fact…I think it’s the element of the song that makes the whole thing work, a kind of harsh turn that also oddly acts as forward propulsion.”

A recurring theme throughout the record, Rationale is concerned with whether “the push and pull between finding purpose and feeling lost, and maybe even as far as if we even exist or not, are maybe just the same side of an arbitrary coin,” Russin explains. On his mind throughout the writing process was Martin Riker’s most recent novel, The Guest Lecture, a stream-of-consciousness work chronicling the insomniatic thoughts of a young economist who was recently denied tenure.

“Ideology,” the protagonist says to herself at one point, is “all the assumptions you make about how to live, and you live so deeply inside these assumptions that it’s very difficult…to remember which parts of your reality are natural and inevitable, versus which parts are things people just made up.” This statement and its influence on the record, Russin continues, “have to do with the fact that these things that we take to be so important and so suffocating are really just constraints of our own creation. We don’t have to revolt against these ideas or institutions, we have to rebuild them.”

Produced by Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Code Orange, Power Trip) and influenced primarily by D.C. indie rock and hardcore mainstays, Rationale marks a crucial turning point for the project six years on, seeing Russin (vocals, bass guitar) return to a fully collaborative and expansive unit – “It has been, and always will be, my preference,” he says – joined by Nicole Dao (keyboard), Jonas Farah (drums), and Mike French (guitar), with Connor Morin recording guitar on the record.


1. I Want To Be Invisible
2. The Same Ordinary
3. Plastic
4. Can’t Feel Anything
5. Big Winner
6. Recollection
7. Certainty
8. It’s My Turn
9. Just A Place
10. No One There
11. My Lonely Lighting
12. Half Truth

Glitterer 2024 ​​​​​TOUR DATES

2/9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade $
2/10 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham $
2/12 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall $
2/13 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater $
2/14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk Austin $
2/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater $
2/18 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park $
2/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory $
2/21 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall $
2/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile $
2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex $
2/28 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall $
3/1 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s %
3/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cloudland Theater %
3/3 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen %
3/4 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House %
3/5 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground %
3/6 – Montreal, QC @ Sotterenea %
3/7 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom %
3/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Meadows %
3/30 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd

$ – w/ The Hotelier & Foxing
% – with Glixen

Purchase tickets for Glitterer HERE


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