A style of music I wasn’t aware of

Glen Galloway has a fiery gospel record in the works

Glen Galloway's favorite practice space is National City Coin Laundry
  • Glen Galloway's favorite practice space is National City Coin Laundry

Singing Serpent Studios

4193 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights

Glen Galloway of Singing Serpent Studios has been playing with Sumatraban and Error Massage in the absence of Octagrape mate Jason Begin (the Donkeys), who relocated to New Mexico. Tyler Ward of Octagrape and Glen started writing for Sumatraban last spring and Preston Swirnoff of Freedom for Saturn joined on guitar/keys in June. They just finished recording a full-length with Ben Moore, to be released any day now. Error Massage started recording sound experiments (“mostly guitar, some processed keys, some hitting random resonant saturated things”) and mixing them as a “futurist homage to Eno’s batwing eagle-ear capture of the No New York sessions.” Two full-lengths were released late in 2016, one on Chocolate Monk and another on Tape Drift. A third release is in the queue, due out on an Italian cassette label. “A fiery gospel record is in the works as well. It should come into focus mid-2017, name and shape to be determined.”

Favorite live San Diego bands?

“Nervous Defects, Gang Wizard.”

Local bands of all time?

“Go Go Go Airheart, Johnny Superbad & The Bulletcatchers.”

Favorite local album?

“Shining Path self-titled [Holy Mountain Records].”

Venue to perform?

Whistle Stop Bar

2236 Fern Street, South Park

The Casbah

2501 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy

“Whistle Stop, Atari Lounge [in the Casbah].”

Venue to watch?

Space 4 Art

325 15th Street, East Village

“Space For Art.”

Practice space?

“National City Coin Laundry.”

Gear shop?

“Satellite Jellies and Jams.”

Record store?

“Spring Valley Swap Meet.”


“Ork Records.”

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