We are so into Glasser we bought a Plexiglas box of beads, confetti and steel wool with a download code for three songs. That we already had. On vinyl and MP3. Fiendish losers that we are, the release of a "Tremel" single (an older song never officially issued) on Young Turks is cause for giddy celebration. Cameron Mesirow, who is Glasser in all ways, produces, writes, sings, whatevers, the songs and that complete thought is often overwhelming, but in the same way good things are until you get used to them, when they just turn regular marvels. Imagine if you sang and that happened. Imagine if you sat down at your computer and turned on Garageband and that happened. "Tremel," in particular, is such a seamless song, Mesirow acting as her own choral addendum to her own soft gypsy lala. You can see her in long scarves and soft fur, twirling in soft light. But the song is not dainty, based on something close to steel drums (less tang) accenting heavy bass drums, mini-taiko drummers coronating a princess. Look, we know this is a lot of dreamy, royal imagery, maybe a little corny, but we never lived in 1542 when all you had for entertainment was a glockenspiel and you had better hope someone could sing damn good. We've got USA/Canada hockey to watch, This American Life podcasts, that debate about whether or not it's cool to take off the size sticker from your New Era. There are distractions in modern times! Glasser is ancient. And as special as she would have been without a plethora of other errata to compete with, with such an everyday deluge, she's uniquely focused. It's, at the very least, something to be admired.
Download: Glasser, "Tremel"