Glaive’s OLD DOG, NEW TRICKS Out Today

Glaive’s OLD DOG, NEW TRICKS Out Today



January 27, 2022—old dog, new tricks, the deluxe version of breakout star glaive’s much-lauded 2021 EP all dogs go to heaven, is out today. Listen to the project, which features five new songs, here.

Furthermore, glaive’s first ever headline tour of North America kicks off next week with dates including Los Angeles The Fonda and New York’s Webster Hall; visit for more information.

The deluxe edition follows a banner 2021 for glaive. Last year saw the release of all dogs go to heaven as well as his collaborative project with fellow rising star ericdoathen i’ll be happy, both of which received extensive critical acclaim. The duo played a sold-out run of dates this past fall with stops including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Glaive’s OLD DOG, NEW TRICKS Out Today

1. 1984

2. detest me

3. poison

4. stephany

5. synopsis

6. i wanna slam my head against the wall

7. bastard

8. all dogs go to heaven (outro)

9. lap #1

10. icarus

11. justlikeu4theimage

12. walking around with no hands

13. prick


The Fonda—Los Angeles, CA—February 4
Great American Music Hall—San Francisco, CA—February 5
Bluebird Theater—Denver, CO—February 9
Dada—Dallas, TX—February 11
Empire Control Room—Austin, TX—February 12
Terminal West—Atlanta, GA—February 16
Union Stage—Washington, DC—February 18
Webster Hall—New York, NY—February 19
The Foundry—Philadelphia, PA—February 20
Sinclair—Cambridge, MA—February 22
El Club—Detroit, MI—February 25
Bottom Lounge—Chicago, IL—February 26Velvet Underground—Toronto, ON—February 27

glaive continues to receive widespread praise:
“More tense than a tug of war and more fun than a loop-the-loop, [‘i wanna slam my head against the wall’] is an evolutionary leap for the young hyperpop star glaive, who is finding the middle ground between the scene’s mayhem and the sweetness of pop.”
“For all their jagged textures, songs like ‘astrid,’ ‘2009’ and ‘i wanna slam my head against the wall’ carry sweet, shapely melodies nearly as catchy as those on Top 40 radio. And lyrically he captures the awkwardness and frustration of adolescence with wit and detail”
 “cypress grove is an easy pleasure, and no quarantine hobbyist has had a trajectory quite like glaive.”
“With ‘1984’ and this new EP, [glaive] makes a surefooted step towards the mainstream stardom it now feels like he’s destined for.”
"Glaive’s best songs sound like a fist crashing through a plywood wall. He’s full of rage but seemingly bummed out about not having the answers to life’s problems, which makes sense — he’s still just 16 and working shit out. 'Bastard' is one of the North Carolina hyperpop wunderkind’s most vivid tracks in that vein, capturing his alienation from the 'actors' he’s surrounded by and the end of a 'fairytale' romance. Feeling isolated, he falls into despair — the truest expression of adolescent pain."
glaive is a vocalist, songwriter and producer from the mountains of North Carolina who began making music at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, releasing his first song on Soundcloud in April 2020. His rise since has been meteoric, supported by a steady stream of new music that has quickly earned him acclaim and a devoted following. He shared his debut EP cypress grove in 2020, with The FADER and The New York Times naming the single “astrid” one of the best songs of the year. 2021 saw him play his first ever live shows, and his project all dogs go to heaven earned him spots on year-end Best Of lists from the The New York Times (critic Jon Caramanica’s favorite song of the year), Los Angeles Times, The FADER and more.

Glaive says, “Deluxe is good. Music is good. Life is good. Can't wait to go out and play these songs live.”

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