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The phrase “Long Live All of Us” is the title of Glossary’s seventh full-length album, but it’s also meant as an all-inclusive homage to humanity. Frontman Joey Kneiser says, in light of all the bad things happening in the world, the band just wanted to make a positive record.

Long Live All of Us allowed the band from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to take their influences farther than ever before, adding piano, haunting pedal steel, R&B-influenced horns and more to their own style of romanticized rock & roll. The songs are well-intentioned narratives that emphasize the great attributes of mankind — mercy, redemption, forgiveness and second chances.

Over a period of one month, the band transformed a house in rural Rockvale, Tennessee, into a recording studio and self-produced Long Live All of Us with friend and engineer Mikey Allred. The setting, joked Kneiser, would have fit perfectly into a Glossary song. The house was sandwiched between a church and a condemned meth lab, which was still wrapped in police tape.

Previous records — like 2010’s Feral Fire on Lucero’s Liberty & Lament label — were all recorded in 10 days or less, and were made to have a live feel. For the first time ever, the band had the luxury of time on its side.

“That’s the rock & roll dream…to live in a house and write and record together all day,” says Kneiser. “It allowed us a chance to experiment, and if you really wanted to do something you could take the time to make it happen. It was really one of the greatest creative experiences that I’ve ever had.”

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  • silvertree

    albums you can get on Bandcamp

    12 Aug 4:29pm Reply
  • OFFCINA

    Yeahhhhhhh

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Spakwee

    Glossary!

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ViPeRx007

    I'm just trying to figure out why it's taken me this long to discover this band. I suppose it doesn't matter much now because as of today and into the future I will be a person who knows of this band and can only be a better human being because of it.

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • foxyluva

    The new album is awesome!

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • watthead

    The new songs played on Saturday at The White Water Tavern sounded great!

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Drazba

    ahhhhh-the 'boro!

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • onigama

    Hell yeah! Feral Fire is one of my top albums 2010 - check it out! PS: And please come over here to Germany... and bring along Lucero, too! ;-)

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • kim_nokiamusic

    New favourites. Can't believe it took me this long to get around to listening.

    18 May 2010 Reply
  • dashandblast

    BINGHAM.

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • JosefSimpson

    Where can I get their albums from?

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • jimdier

    Here is a link to the recording from the Abbey Show: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=528683

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
  • jimdier

    Great Show in Chicago with Slobberbone. The members in htis band are about the nicest people you will ever meet!. Really looking forward to the new album and a PROPER Glossary tour, with a stop in Milwaukee!

    17 Aug 2009 Reply
  • trackaghost

    Amazing band. I wish they toured more outside the States, I'd love to see them live.

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • fr3qu3ncy

    Makes me miss TN.

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • jimdier

    Underrated? I would say more "Under the radar." I am continually amazed how many people have never even heard of them. Without a doubt, Glossary is one of the bands that really gives me faith that there is brilliant music being made all across america if you can just find it. Cheers to Glossary and get back to Milwaukee soon!

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ctm1975

    Why are the Better Angels tracks not part of the last.fm database? That album is a free download at glossary.us ...

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • MusikRebell

    So true. Fantastic lyrics on "Little Caney". The whole album is awesome.

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • mechberg

    "Little Caney" is as fine a song about living (and dying) in the South as I've ever heard.

    6 Aug 2008 Reply
  • 10TonChain

    hugely

    1 Jul 2008 Reply
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