Glitterer – Rationale

Glitterer is releasing their fourth record and four-piece debut Rationale. With twelve songs that ride the wave of loud yet melodic post-hardcore, the music may sound deceptively simple upon first listen, but the inspirations and themes can be subtly weird and complex.


The recording of Rationale came together in May of 2023 after hitting the gig circuit as a newly formed full band for over a year, including a run with Tigers Jaw and a headlining summer tour. Originally just Russin and his laptop, the band’s flushed out sound now includes commanding guitar and percussion from Mike French and Jonas Farah respectively (with Connor Morin recording guitar on the record), lifted by Nicole Dao’s shimmering keys.

To record the album the band took up residence for a week at a Philadelphia Airbnb – where the hot water worked about half the time – and each morning they commuted to the studio. They recorded Rationale with in-demand producer Arthur Rizk (Ghostmane, Code Orange, Power Trip), who, to date, has either recorded, produced, mixed, mastered, or done some combination of all four on every Glitterer record.

‘Rationale’ “tries to accept our hypocritical idiosyncrasies simply as human,” says lead singer and songwriter Ned Russin. “That the push and pull between finding purpose and feeling lost, and maybe even as far as if we even exist or not, are maybe just the same side of an arbitrary coin.”

Glitterer is currently on tour with The Hotelier and Foxing, which will be followed by a brief run of headline dates with support from Glixen and a hometown record release show with Fury and Clear Channel.


2/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile $

2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex $

2/28 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall $

3/1 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s %

3/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cloudland Theater %

3/3 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen %

3/4 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House %

3/5 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground %

3/6 – Montreal, QC @ La Sotterenea %

3/7 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom %

3/8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Meadows %

3/30 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd #

$ – w/ The Hotelier & Foxing

% – w/ Glixen

# – w/ Fury & Clear Channel


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