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Goodbye, Neil

Neil Klemz was like a father to us. He took care of us, organized us, managed us, and spread the word about who we are in the most creative ways. It was in his nature to make sure we met all the deadlines, performed regularly, and posted interesting content on social...

Demos and Sketches Part 9 – Loria

All my life, all my strength, all my being…     Emily describes “Loria” as an imaginary being who is the culmination of one’s perfect companion, the one who is longed for and dreamt up, the one who no real person could ever live up to. Our original drummer,...

Demos and Sketches Part 8 – Fading

The night I recorded my parts for “Fading In the Sun” was pretty brutal.  A few hours before I packed up my gear to make the hour-and-a-half commute from where I worked to Third City Sound in downtown Joliet, Illinois to record I started developing a feverish chill,...

Demos and Sketches Parts 6 and 7 – Glorified End Less

January of 2010 started with me abruptly packing up and moving my wife and family into a new apartment after being essentially evicted from our previous home, followed by being laid off from a job I had spent the last twelve-years of my life at, then losing my mom to...

Demos and Sketches Part 5 – Arm Yourself

“Arm Yourself” - like "Wasted on You" - is another one of those old A Day Without-era songs repurposed for Dramaglider.  Punctuated by Hobbes’ trademark atypical and angular chord choices, “Arm Yourself” sets up such a compellingly chilly and spooky canvas that at one...

Demos and Sketches Part 4 – Future

Ruby Scatter... Lost in Thought...  Taken, but maybe something similar?   Lost in Chicago...  Love this name, but it’s taken! Ruby Said Never... Never Said Ruby... Ruby Never Said...   Now I have “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred stuck in my head. Ruby...

Demos and Sketches Part 3 – Ever

  It means everything that you never let go... That you never let go...   In Part One of this series, I mentioned that during the earliest stages of the band, Hobbes had sent a demo of an old song of ours called “Lloyd” to Emily as part of our “audition” to...

Demos and Sketches Part 2 – Red

  A question Dramaglider gets asked time and time again is, “Who writes your songs?”     Well, probably the easiest way to explain our work process is that everyone brings material to the project.  Sometimes it’s just tiny piece of something, like a guitar...

Demos and Sketches Part 1 – Wasted

  When Dramaglider released our debut album in October 2018, we also put out a Limited-Edition Boxed Set which included “Demos and Sketches” – a special bonus CD highlighting unheard early versions of all nine “Dramaglider” tracks - along with a handmade booklet...

Guidance, Sway, and Appropriation

  Neil here.  Somewhere along the way I thought it would be fun to compile a playlist of songs highlighting some of the artists and music that was rattling around my head while the band and I recorded our debut album.  The songs you can find on “Guidance, Sway,...