The Glorious Sons are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, and in 2013, they released their first EP, Shapeless Art. The following year, on September 16, they released their first full length album, The Union. We were going to review that one, as it seemed more relevant to now, but we could not find the entire album online, nor could we afford to purchase it from iTunes at this time. We still wanted to do a review for them though, so it only made sense to review Shapeless Art.
Perhaps its because they are a lesser known band, but we still could not find much of their studio work online. From what we could gather though from the live footage, and the few studio recordings we did stumble upon, The Glorious Sons is on the path for something wonderful.
Off of this EP -keeping in mind that we were working on live footage primarily, so some lyrics may have been lost to their surroundings, hands down "Mama" is the best track. This one one of the few to have an official video, which made hunting for a studio version a piece of cake. Its simply beautiful, and starts briefly with their singer singing acapella. The song speaks of loving with all your heart, and living life all at once in a very catchy way. It sort of sounds like he may be speaking to his mother about such matters, hence the title of the song. One line in particular stood out to us greatly, "Living life like its a heart attack. Once the blood starts pumping, you can't go back."
There's no going back in life -you just gotta keep moving forward. Surely that is what The Glorious Sons are going to be doing and we encourage you to do the same.
You can catch The Glorious Sons on The Contender Tour starting September 13, with Cage The Elephant, Coheed And Cambria, Cold War Kids and X Ambassadors. The tour appears to end on October 9, at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ. After that, they will be at the Rock Allegiance Festival, and in the middle of their tour will be the Louder Than Life Festival. Be sure to visit The Glorious Sons website for more information!
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