Loveland-based dream-pop band Gleemer plays the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins this month, before disappearing into the studio to record a new album. We chatted with frontman Corey Coffman about what the band has planned…L
Yellow Scene: When and why did the band form?
Corey Coffman: The band formed in 2011. It started as a long-distance thing. I was living in New York at the time, and one of the current members, Matt, he and I started sending songs back and forth.
YS: Describe the sound for us…
CC: It’s sort of like sad dream-pop. We’re influenced by Guided by Voices, My Bloody Valentine, and Built to Spill.
YS: What do you think of the current state of the local scene?
CC: I think it’s cool. There’s a lot of energy right now. It seems scattered to me – there are a lot of different scenes that are particularly small, but I think it’s cool how much everybody seems to be supporting everybody else’s sound, even when the bands are nothing alike.
YS: Describe the Gleemer live experience for us…
CC: It’s definitely atmospheric. It’s a full band, compared to the albums that we put out that had drum machines on them. We try to overwhelm people with the guitars, and it’s a lot more dynamic – like one big song that flows together.
YS: What’s next for the rest of the year?
CC: We actually just finished writing an album, so recording and creating that is our next big step, with hopefully some tours at the end of the year.
Gleemer plays with Whitecatpink and Duchovny on Friday, April 17 at the Downtown Artery; 252 Linden St., Fort Collins; 970-682-2668.