V.2 I.1 WINTER 2012
GLACI E R MAGAZI N E
Lauren EngĂŤl // Be Still
Interview with Heartless
Roberta Tocco // I Taught You
to Fight and to Fly
Agnieszka Chabros // Sealegs
Evita Weed // A Strange
Contributors & Team
Laura Kazlauskiene // Fireflies
078 Eleanor Leonne Bennett //
Andrea Margaret // Songs
Monsters in Your Head
Tijana Lilic // Smokahontas
Krysztof Adamek //
Tijana Lilic // Maladie
Nikki Froom // Blankets in the
Agata Gasek // Moths to a
Interview with Jesa Townsend
Rachel Narvey Poetry
Marta Glinka // Stardust
CONTRIBUTORS & TEAM FRONT COVER BY Andrea Margaret
EDITOR IN CHIEF EMILY TRAVER
INTERVIEWEES Heartless // Ontario, Canada. Matt Campbell, Daniel East, Julian Herrera, Michael Parsram, and Jim Perrot. facebook.com/heartlessca. myspace.com/stayheartless Jesa Townsend // California, U.S.A. paintingsbyjesa.com. wearabledreams.com
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS Agata Gasek // ultramaryna.deviantart.com Agnieszka Chabros // Australia. studioac.com.au Andrea Margaret // California, U.S.A. andreamargaret.carbonmade.com Eleanor Leonne Bennett // eleanorleonnebennett.zenfolio.com Evita Weed // Grenada, Spain. flickr.com/photos/evitaweed. evitaweed.tumblr.com Krysztof Adamek // Poznan, Poland. 6artificial6.deviantart.com. krzysztofadamek.blogspot.com Laura Kazlauskiene // Klaipeda, Lithuania. lauradk.deviantart.com Lauren EngĂŤl // laurengel.4ormat.com
Marta Glinka // Warsaw, Poland. martaglinicka.pl
Nikki Froom // New Plymouth, New Zealand. facebook.com/nikkifroomphotography Roberta Tocco // Italy. thebestfeeling.deviantart.com Tijana Lilic // Australia. tijanalilicphotography.com
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Shaylin Ambrose // synfulXvengenz.deviantart.com
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SWEET SOUNDS // IF ASKING ALEXANDRIA MAKES YOU STAND UP AND SCREAM
SWEET SOUNDS // THEN CHECK OUT ARCHITECTS, HERE AND NOW
We’ve played Asking Alexandria’s first and most-favourited album enough times to know each lyric, drum pattern, and guitar breakdown better than the band itself. So we were beyond stoked to discover Architects, a UK band who’s toured with big named like Dead & Divine, Bring Me The Horizon, Deez Nutz, and August Burns Red. While they don’t particularly mimic AA’s sound, they do share a heavy, melodic, crowd-pleasing style (of which we, clearly, are huge fans). It’s likely you’ve heard of them already, but if not, give Architects a try -- you won’t be dissapointed. ▲
Guitars // Matt Campbell
about your being in a band?
Vocals // Michael Parsram Bass // Daniel East
MIKE: Our friends and fam-
Guitar // Julian Herrera
ily have been the best sup-
Drums // Jim Perrot
port we could have ever asked for; they have es-
GLACIER: Can you give us a brief history of the band? sentially been our lifeblood. MIKE PARSRAM: Before Heartless, sometime late Friends have gone out of in 2008, Matt, Dan and I were in another band that their way to come see us we won’t even give a name to [laughs]. We had all play in whatever city we met through high school friends and at local shows, play in and let us crash in and eventually began talking about how badly we their houses when we’re all wanted to make music of our own. Things slowly far from home. Our famipicked up from there. With a member change -- add- lies have done the same ing Julian Herrera on guitar -- we began to realize that by coming to see us play, this particular past project wasn’t what we sought out and by letting us use their to do musically. In order to distance ourselves from the basements, garages, veyear and a half we unsuccessfully spent trying to cre- hicles and living rooms to ate music we’d be proud of, we decided to change our practice, write and hangout name and our sound completely. It was a major over- in. To put it simply, without haul. In September of 2010, we played our first show our friends and family, we as Heartless with all new songs. Then touring became wouldn’t be making music. a reality for us in the summer of 2011. When our exdrummer made it evident that he didn’t share the same GLACIER: What do you passion or commitment for the music we were making, think you would be doing if we asked our longtime friend and fellow musician, Jim you weren’t in Heartless? Perrot, to take his place.
MIKE: Even though Heartless is a huge focus in our
GLACIER: How supportive are your friends and family lives, we still balance it all
out with three of us going we make is for ourselves. We’re doing every ounce of to school full time and two this for ourselves and nobody else. If listeners manage of us working full time. If to connect personally with lyrics, a riff, or anything at we weren’t in Heartless, all, that’s a huge bonus that we endlessly appreciate. we’d just have more time But in the end, our sole purpose was to set ourselves to study and work.
apart from what’s “cool” to play, and make some noise we love driven by true passion.
GLACIER: Is being in a band easier, or more work GLACIER: Can you tell us about your writing process? than you had anticipated?
DAN EAST: Matt’s definitely the main writer for this
MIKE: In all honesty, it’s band, and Mike does the lyrics. been more work than MIKE: Yeah, I handle the easy junk by writing down we could have expected. words. Matt pretty much just locks himself in his little We’ve all sacrificed friend- cave of a bedroom with a bottle of Jack Daniels. I don’t ships, jobs, and grades for really know what goes on while he’s in there, but whatthis band. We’ve also real- ever he’s doing - it works. ized that many people who MATT CAMPBELL: Yeah, the guys like to joke about claim to be supportive of how I approach the whole writing process. But I guess you would really rather see it’s been working for what I want to accomplish. The you fail. But, in the end, it most important aspect of writing for me is to translate has all been a huge learning feelings into a sound, which I hope is evident in our experience that we’re de- self-titled EP. Especially in the instrumental track “In termined to push through.
Cadences”, which I put a lot of passion into. I’m taking a different approach in creating our new material by
GLACIER: What do you making it a more holistic process. Hopefully with everywant listeners to take from one involved, we can evolve our sound into what we all your music?
want it to be.
MIKE: We want them to realize that the music GLACIER: Any tentative plans for a tour in the future? 011
MATT: As of right now we’re just taking a break from playing shows. Just so we can get productive and start writing some new material.
DAN: We’re hoping to tour this summer but nothing has been set in stone. We’re still in the process of writing, booking and figuring ourselves out.
GLACIER: Speaking of your upcoming album, how will it differ from your previous work?
MATT: We’re really not striving for any particular sound or feeling. Just anything that we feel passionate about and gets us going. It’s tough to categorize ourselves and say whether or not it will be a big deviation from our last EP or something a little more familiar. We’re just hoping it all translates well into material that we think sounds good.
GLACIER: What’s the best part of a live show? MIKE: For me, the best part of playing a live show is being able to let loose and get absolutely sweaty
and silly. Having people approach us afterwards is an
incredible feeling as well.
JULIAN HERRERA: I just do it for the women -- but I don’t get any.
DAN: Being a really shy and awkward person normally, stepping onto the stage allows me to release my frustrations. Music has made it easier to really express myself.
GLACIER: Do you have any advice for younger bands who are trying to start out?
MIKE: We haven’t been doing this long enough to really give advice, but I guess we could try anyways: Find a group of like-minded people or your best friends, and make music that you love. Don’t do it for anyone else and don’t let criticism get the best of you. The first couple months and even the first few years will be a huge struggle and test those friendships and your commitment. But you have to learn to compromise and always keep in mind why you got into making music in the first place. If you’re in it for the right reasons, you’ll go far. ▲
BE STILL PHOTOGRAPHY Lauren Engel
I TAUGHT YOU TO FIGHT AND TO FLY
PHOTOGRAPHY Roberta Tocco
PHOTOGRAPHY Agnieszka Chabros MODEL Chloe Abbott
A STRANGE INNOCENCE
PHOTOGRAPHY Evita Weed (Self Portraiture)
PHOTOGRAPHY Laura Kazlauskiene
SONGS ABOUT AMANDA
PHOTOGRAPHY Andrea Margaret MODEL Amanda Jane
PHOTOGRAPHY Krzytof Adamek
MOTHS TO A FLAME
PHOTOGRAPHY Agata Gasek
MONSTERS IN YOUR HEAD
PHOTOGRAPHY Eleanor Leonne Bennett
PHOTOGRAPHY Tijana Lilic MODEL Tahlee Joy MUA & HAIR Alana Santos STYLING Chloe Lim
LES MALADIES PHOTOGRAPHY Tijana Lilic MODEL Amy Raats @ Scene Model Management MUA Gabriella Sidhu
BLANKETS IN THE GRASS
PHOTOGRAPHY Nikki Froom (Self Portraiture)
STARDUST PHOTOGRAPHY Marta Glinicka MODEL Natalia Kowalczuk MUA Dorota Jarosz
GLACIER: Have you always enjoyed visual arts?
of energy devoted to a piece can be bittersweet. It is
JESA TOWNSEND: I’ve always loved anything definitely more lovely than not but that attachment creative. From stomping around in paint covered is always there. cowboy boots while growing up on a small farm in California to self studying art while living in Florence GLACIER: We hear that you not only paint, but are Italy, it has been this incredibly brilliant love affair.
also a jazz vocalist! Do these two creative sides of yourself ever seem to overlap?
GLACIER: What do you want people to take from JESA: Absolutely! I grew up on Louis Armstrong your art when viewing it?
and Ella Fitzgerald, two of the greats and two of the
JESA: Resonance and impact is always in mind reasons for my formal background in music. That when thinking about an audience’s reaction. A con- passion for music will always be reflected in my artversation piece, a thinking piece, repulsion or a great work. It can’t be helped it is one of my great loves! love; I hope my art is personalized to the viewer and I can absolutely lose myself in one song and create is something to everyone.
work inspired by just one moody or thought inducing melody.
GLACIER: How does it feel to part with a piece when it is sold?
GLACIER: When did you feel that you had “made it”
JESA: Horrifically brilliant? It is genuinely important as an artist? for me to create work that is as visually strong as JESA: I am far from my highest ambitions, which it is conceptually developed, so parting with that bit includes establishing an international art gallery and
and auction house. From word of mouth commis- JESA: Devote yourself to practice and preparation. sions to showing in international galleries has been Know every aspect of your business and your field. a really lovely and organic adventure. Itâ€™s humbling Besides your literal work, you the artist are also an and I cannot wait to see where the future takes me. entity and a brand. That solid foundation will allow you to take advantage of every opportunity. Be bril-
GLACIER: What advice can you give to young art- liant and go hard with no regrets! Cheers! â–˛ ists in a world that has a harder time accepting art
as a career move?
NOUVELLE ANNEE POETRY BY Rachel Narvey
A magic number, a self fulfilling prophecy when the clock strikes and she is told all her life that this is significant, and she reaches out to others ‘don’t leave me’ earlier, she sensed their quickening footsteps, headed further moving onward, noses high A dress that doesn’t fit her, bought for that night alone to be discarded later A note it took much courage to read aloud it awaited the same fate An oncoming storm, she will always remember the experience the soul casualty in a hurricane’s wake she waited days and years to find replacements and now these replacements have become her reality and she hopes with much fervor
upon all that came before, will all that is unseen gift her a tomorrow?
Of course, she doesn’t believe in fragments so mighty what comes naturally to her veins is the blood of action so she reads the notes and leaves her house to buy the dresses she will wear only once and she counts A magic number, a self fulfilling prophecy when the clock strikes and she is told all her life that this is significant, and she reaches out to others ‘don’t leave me’ and the question forms upon her lips because she recognizes the line between control and their choice, she sees it all coming with eyes hidden in her hair on this night, she senses nothing but a swinging pendulum its momentum brimming on the verge of a push spring in the middle of a colder winter
OUR MUTUAL GOOD SENSE POETRY BY Rachel Narvey
We are always
this could take us years.
Cluttered things here
unsure if we’re
regrets but we
all the right things.
won’t have any
Wishing we were
can we leave them here?
In our way there’s mansions
all the lies we’d
castles we can’t own.
beg for, barter
But despite that we’ll dream it
heaven and it’s kings.
though we’re quite at home,
In our way there’s mountains,
glaciers that can’t move. Everywhere there’s questions
You and I are
doubts we can’t disprove,
for a future
with pain lessened Maybe we’ll meet
of one skin.
in the future
Blackest nights are
paths we hoped to
plan out sooner
our two bodies
He and I forget the feeling
let me in.
he was heart but you and I,
In our way there’s people
judgements that we fear. But we know the reason
It’s so simple really, and these courses that I map
that the fact is clear,
can’t lead me
to a brighter side, unclose my eyes and shut my mind
In a way you’re
It’s so entrancing, really and these cages where I
so much like him
yes a way that’s
In a kinder time I’d say
unclose my eyes and shut my mind
you and him alone
I can feel a coming wave
regard me over
in it’s face I’ll turn a slave despite the fact that I was
and although you
though I was so strong
both deny me
I will take it to my grave, I’ve know it all along,
you won’t let me go.
But in our way there’s riddles riddles we will try.
GLACI E R MAGAZI N E
Published on Feb 14, 2012
Your very first issue of Volume 2 includes an exclusive interview with the amazing Canadian band Heartless and a Q&A talented young painter...