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Glassetonbury, Vol. 3: Round of 32

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In case you missed it, a tense, back-and-forth election war was waged this week. After days of waiting and counting votes, a winner was finally declared today.

Of course, we’re talking about Luxe‘s close, hard-earned victory over Spectoral and Kathana in the Glassetonbury, Vol. 2 Championship Round to become our second Glassetonbury Champion!

Be on the lookout for more from Luxe, but congratulations and thanks to him and to all of our other participants from the last bracket.

Now that we’ve concluded our second tournament, it’s time for Volume 3. We’ve chosen 32 more songs from artists across the globe to compete for your votes and earn the right to become our next Glassetonbury champion. By winning, the victorious artist will earn a featured interview from Glasse Factory, a live set/fan Q&A hosted by our IG Live, a permanent spot in our Glassetonbury: Hall of Fame playlist, and more.

Voting for this round will close on Saturday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m. CST and is limited to one vote per IP address per poll per day. Make sure that you click “Vote” again after the CAPTCHA to ensure your vote processes.

*You may need to refresh the page in between voting on multiple matchups!*

Campaign for your favorites on social media and in the comments below!

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:::THE MATCHUPS:::

HOT” – Bachi vs. “Stuck” – Lance Tingey

Wayward Home” – Clara Strauch vs. “Imposter” – Benjamin Silver

Sleeping In On Sundays” – Dante Palminteri vs. “Lie To Me” – Luna Byrd

Call Me Back” – Maripo$a vs. “All I Do” – eve

Self Love” – Emily Vu vs. “Northern California” – Limon Limon

Info Nympho” – Sam Soto vs. “Remember It All” – Jonny Glenn

Smoke” – Simen Mitlid vs. “Like Wild Horses” – Linebug

Turn Around” – Juke Of June vs. “The One” – Richard

LILO” – Superheart vs. “Remember” – Elina

late night text” – Madelline vs. “Barry” – Spec Kay

Avalanche” – Simon Sode vs. “City of Stars” – Kaso 

Karma” – Mike Taveira vs. “Heart-Shaped Box” – tiny.blips

Blue Jean Girl” – Brian Elliot vs. “Lost My Love” – Maisie May

Feel Good” – Super Duper x Bre Kennedy vs. “Friends” – Eric Vattima x MNERVA

Body Body: From My Room” – Victoria Victoria vs. “Kerosene” – Rett Madison

Rodeo” – Teller & The Tale vs. “Just Breathe” – MIRI

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HOT” – Bachi vs. “Stuck” – Lance Tingey

Bouncy and braggadocious, this fun single from Bachi is currently the Tallahassee rapper’s most popular track on Spotify. “HOT” features witty wordplay and a tight delivery over a grimy, bass-heavy beat. Meanwhile, Lance Tingey‘s “Stuck” is an upbeat pop song with a memorable melody and deceptively impressive guitar work. The track from the Salt Lake City/San Francisco artist perfectly meshes his John Mayer and Jon Bellion influences.

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Wayward Home” – Clara Strauch vs. “Imposter” – Benjamin Silver

“Wayward Home” is the fourth selection from Swedish-American singer Clara Strauch‘s sophomore album “Jupiter.” It’s a stripped-back piano ballad with some artistic chord changes and a vulnerable, emotional vocal performance. The song builds with a growing string section and some haunting, icy vocal runs towards the end. With “Imposter,” Benjamin Silver strikes a fusion of Father John Misty, Death Cab For Cutie, and Guster that lands well. It’s the longest song in the bracket at just over six minutes, but this chamber folk-pop track is able to stay interesting throughout with refreshing chord progressions and reflective lyrics.

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Sleeping In On Sundays” – Dante Palminteri vs. “Lie To Me” – Luna Byrd

“Sleeping In On Sundays” is a summery, fun indie-pop song from Dante Palminteri that fans of John Mayer or Easy Life would enjoy. It features jazz-influenced guitar, a supremely catchy hook, and a grooving bass line. With “Lie To Me,” New York’s Luna Byrd offers a vibey, soulful R&B track that’s a must-save for any slow jam playlist. The song is incredibly well-crafted and showcases excellent production.

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Call Me Back” – Maripo$a vs. “All I Do” – eve

LA-based pop artist Maripo$a recently released her second single of 2020 with “Call Me Back,” a cool, polished track with some R&B and funk sensibilities. Meanwhile, Denmark’s eve makes her debut with “All I Do,” a sparse pop track about not being able to get someone off your mind. The production is great, and the song features some cool vocal effects.

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Self Love” – Emily Vu vs. “Northern California” – Limon Limon

Emily Vu‘s “Self-Love” will snag your attention from the second its pulsing bass line kicks off the song. A pop/R&B track from the Garden Grove, California artist, its lyrics reflect on the importance of prioritizing self-love. Limon Limon‘s “Northern California” provides a nice slice of mid-tempo indie-rock from the L.A. duo. The song is the eighth single (not counting remixes) they’ve dropped this year, and it offers the kind of energy you’d expect from a good afternoon band at a music festival.

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Info Nympho” – Sam Soto vs. “Remember It All” – Jonny Glenn

Sam Soto‘s “Info Nympho” is one of two tracks the Nashville artist released on October 20th, and it features heavily artistic, auto-tuned vocals that almost feel Kanye-influenced in some spots. The songs are his third and fourth of 2020 after debuting earlier this year with “Cherry Coke Soda.” “Remember It All” feels like it could have easily been a Post Malone cut that barely missed the record. Its hook hits like a Mack truck, with soaring vocals and a tight rock-hop beat. By making this tournament, Jonny Glenn becomes our first two-time Glassetonbury entrant!

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Smoke” – Simen Mitlid vs. “Like Wild Horses” – Linebug

Simen Mitlid‘s lo-fi acoustic ballad “Smoke” is the ninth track from his most recent album “Birds; or, Stories From Charlie B’s Travels From Grønland to the Sun, and Back Again.” The Oslo, Norway-based singer-songwriter crafted a sensitive, pretty song that’s sure to relax the listener. Meanwhile, “Like Wild Horses” is the latest single from Danish duo Linebug. The indie-pop track is spacey and moves at a nice, walking tempo.

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Turn Around” – Juke of June vs. “The One” – Richard

“Turn Around” is the latest single from Nashville’s Juke of June and brings one of the most powerful vocal performances in the entire tournament from singer Jackson Hahn. Borrowing elements from 70s rock, Americana, and folk-country, this song feels both massive and homey at the same time. Meanwhile, “The One” is a pop song from Surrey, British Columbia’s Richard Tichelman. His voice is soulful and modern, and the accompanying production is polished and clean.

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LILO” – Superheart vs. “Remember” – Elina

“LILO” by Superheart is our first chill-wave entry in Glassetonbury’s brief history. He’s described his style as “dreamy underwater anti-gravity flying music,” and that energy absolutely carries over to this cyclical, ever-building single. “Remember,” Elina‘s newest acoustic ballad, snagged my attention from the first note with its enchanting vocal melody in the verse. She’s able to hold your attention for the rest of the song with her touching delivery. Elina holds a whispery-but-confident tone throughout the song that comes out beautiful and controlled.

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late night text” – Madelline vs. “Barry” – Spec Kay

Madelline‘s “late night text” is her second of three singles so far in 2020. The pop track features a full hook with thick brass hits and airy vocals from the up-and-coming artist. Meanwhile, New Jersey’s Spec Kay comes with a tight flow and a jazzy beat with his latest hip-hop single “Barry.” Saxophone riffs dominate the instrumental as he puts out a dynamic performance.

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Avalanche” – Simon Sode vs. “City of Stars” – Kaso 

“Avalanche” comes from Danish DJ Simon Sode, and it builds to some of the nicer EDM drops we’ve featured in Glassetonbury so far. This begs for a pre-social distancing rave to be properly appreciated. Meanwhile, Kaso‘s “City of Stars” is one of the funkier songs in our bracket this time, bolstered by a filthy, rock-solid rhythm section performance. The German-born, LA-based artist combines funk, jazz, R&B, rock, and a dose of hip-hop sensibilities to create a standout debut single.

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Karma” – Mike Taveira vs. “Heart-Shaped Box” – tiny.blips

Typically, covers don’t find their way into Glassetonbury, but tiny.blips was able to offer a refreshingly lo-fi take on Nirvana‘s classic. Featuring chill back-beat drums and sprawling keyboards, this bedroom-pop version hits a completely different nerve than Kurt Cobain‘s angsty original. Meanwhile, “Karma” is a guitar-heavy pop track from singer-songwriter Mike Taveira with driving verses that build to a warm, satisfying energy release on the hook.

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Blue Jean Girl” – Brian Elliot vs. “Lost My Love” – Maisie May

Brian Elliot‘s “Blue Jean Girl” lands in the quirky-cool vein of indie rock that reminds me of artists like Franz Ferdinand and Arcade Fire, and it makes for a positive introduction to the East Nashville artist. With “Lost My Love,” Maisie May reflects on the experience of falling out of love, not from a position of hostility but from a position of growth and forward movement.

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Feel Good” – Super Duper x Bre Kennedy vs. “Friends” – Eric Vattima x MNERVA

This matchup features a clash of Nashville-based tag teams, as Super Duper and Bre Kennedy‘s pop collaboration faces off against Eric Vattima and MNERVA’s grimy brand of hip-hop. “Feel Good” is the third track from Super Duper’s new album “Die For You / Hurricane.” It’s energetic and danceable, featuring satisfying drops and some excellent production. “Friends” takes a darker tone, and its painfully-relevant lyrics address the struggles of trying to enter the music industry in the current state of the world.

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Body Body: From My Room” – Victoria Victoria vs. “Kerosene” – Rett Madison

The acoustic version of Victoria Victoria‘s “Body Body” released at the end of October, and the bare-bones, piano-driven nature of the song makes the central message of learning body positivity land with a heavier punch. Her vocals are guaranteed to put you right in your feels. “Kerosene” is yet another vocal powerhouse performance from rising Los Angeles indie-folk artist Rett Madison, who floored us earlier this year with her song “Shame Is A River.” Comparatively, this one moves a little quicker and doesn’t waste any time building to an explosive hook.

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Rodeo” – Teller & The Tale vs. “Just Breathe” – MIRI

“Rodeo” by Toronto’s Teller & The Tale fully delivers on his promise of “heartfelt ballads and soulful anthems sung from the depths of an outlaws spirit.” It deploys huge, full vocals over an Americana backdrop that would definitely attract fans of Zac Brown Band or Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. Meanwhile, MIRI’s “Just Breathe” puts her scratchy-soulful vocals on full display. The song centers around being the safe space someone needs so they can “just breathe,” which perfectly aligns with her outspoken stances on mental health and LGBTQ+ issues.

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