Gabby Glaser, ‘Gimme Splash’ (Latchkey)
Well rested but not out of touch, Luscious Jackson singer/guitarist Gabby Glaser fuses garage rock and funk with touches of ethereal pop on her first solo album since the group’s breakup in 2000. (Luscious cofounder Jill Cunniff released her solo debut in February.) “Shakedown,” Naturally High,” “Spirit of Long Island,” and “Sophisticated Gentlemen” are all driven by a hypnotic rhythm straight out of the Velvet Underground’s “Sister Ray.” And when Glaser tosses in some reverb, wah-wah guitar, and vocal distortion, she creates a well-rounded, enjoyable jumble.
Now Hear This: Gabby Glaser – “Spirit of Long Island” DOWNLOAD MP3