Don’t Be Glib sound nothing like I expected. Instead, they make music that would be at home in a dimly-lit cocktail lounge or as the soundtrack to a movie montage where the heroine walks the city streets at night. The sultry croon of singer MaryBeth Doran is the defining element, but she is ably supported by something of a mini-super-group of talent from other area bands, including Aaron Leeder and John Thayer of Exit Clov.
Big changes are on the horizon for Don’t Be Glib. Perhaps foremost, they are thinking of changing their name, which while cute probably does not suit their smoothed-out sound as well as it could. Aaron tells me they are actively searching for a new moniker, so if you listen to their songs and inspiration hits, feel free to leave that in the comments. In addition, they are losing their bassist as he goes on tour managing Ben Kweller and are all moving to New York this fall, where they will be recording a debut full-length release for Greenhouse Records.
Before all of that, however, you still have a chance to see Don’t Be Glib play live. They will be appearing tonight at the Black Cat Backstage at 9:00. Recommended if you want something a bit different, even dare I say relaxing, on this Tuesday night. And don’t worry, Mark Warner’s speech should be over by 9, so you will not have to miss anything.