Pre-order of glint. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
25% of the money made by this EP will be donated to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (https://srlp.org/) which "works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence."
Each track on glint, Stolen Jars' visual EP, starts with an impossibly small sound – a keyboard briefly glimmering in warm light, a finger sliding down the neck of a guitar, a chord strummed with just enough space in between the strings that each note sounds alone.
These are the small spaces from which Cody Fitzgerald starts. Fitzgerald, the group's songwriter and center of gravity, started writing as Stolen Jars in 2011, and in its evolution his small and intricate introductions have grown into full and powerful statements. glint finds beauty in brief moments of reflection, elongating them with deft chamber orchestration, sorrowfully penned lyrics, and vocal performances from Fitzgerald and collaborator Molly Grund that guide each track from tension to reconciliation and back again.
Following the success of 2015's sophomore LP Kept – NPR's Bob Boilen named Stolen Jars as one of his top ten bands to watch at CMJ, the Deli Magazine featured the band on the cover of its CMJ issue, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound premiered the album's singles, and the Village Voice ran a feature on the the band's songwriting practice – Fitzgerald sees glint as a lens for his collaborative process. A constellation of musicians orbits the band – vocalist Molly Grund, drummer Matt Marsico, guitarists Connor McGuigan and Peter Enriquez, and keyboard players Grant Meyer and Max Finkelstein make contributions to Stolen Jars and push the band's energy to its outer edges during live shows.
glint, thematically unified along lines of loss, reflection, and renewal, breaks apart into different visual interpretations. Each track on the EP plays alongside a composition from different video artists, animators, choreographers, and directors – Evelyn Ross for "Eliot," Jenelle Pearring and Nora Alami for "Gold Age," Abie Sidell and Felix Handte for "Long New York," Marissa Goldman and Blaine Dunkley for "Gone Away," and Henry Chaisson for "Afterlight."
Alongside his work with Stolen Jars, Fitzgerald has a publishing deal with SONGS Music Publishing and a burgeoning film scoring career, including credits on feature films The Rewrite and Hard Sell, and Open 24 Hours, a short film that premiered at Cannes in 2015. Music from Stolen Jars has also appeared in film (How To Be Single) and TV spots (Apple's "Do It All" iPad commercial).
As Stolen Jars moves forward, it becomes both more frenetic and more precise. Small sounds become larger, Fitzgerald's compositions grow ever-more intricate, and different collaborators bend the project in new directions. glint may hone in on little moments, but Stolen Jars' future is very big.
releases April 7, 2017
Music and Lyrics written by Cody Fitzgerald
Vocal melodies co-written by Molly Grund
Recorded and produced by Cody Fitzgerald
Mixed by Eli Crews at Ham Radio Hobby Room, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
Album Art by Molly Grund
Directed and Animated by Evelyn Jane Ross
Directed by Jenelle Pearing
Choreography/Dance by Nora Alami
Production Management by Emma Bregman
Long New York:
Directed by Abie Sidell
Cinematography by Felix Handte
Directed by Marissa Goldman
Cinematography by Blaine Dunkley
Directed by Henry Chaisson
Cinematography by Cole Moore
Wardrobe by Katharina Windemuth
Produced by Supreeti Sharma
Thank you to Molly Grund, Connor McGuigan, Matt Marsico, Grant Meyer, Peter Enriquez, and Max Finkelstein for being an essential and wonderful part of this thing with me and for transforming this music live and adding so much to it as it is created, thank you to Rachel Nigro, James Rainis, and Dylan Farrell for being the most helpful humans, thank you to Tristan Rodman, Clyde Lawrence, Sam Sander Effron, Patrick Orenstein, AJ Mezoff, and John Ribbans for playing some of these songs live with me for the first time ever, thank you to everyone at Missing Piece Group for the support, thank you to everyone who played on this thing, made videos for this thing (seriously oh my god such beautiful and unreal work), and who generally helped to make this thing happen, thank you to everyone who is listening to it now (!), and finally thank you to my family and my friends who make this whole making music thing worthwhile