Three rounds have passed, and our Glassetonbury, Vol. 7 semifinalists have been selected. Distressed Damsels, Day Felice, Martyr For Madison, and Joel Ansett round our our Final Four and will compete all week for a spot in our Championship Round.
By reaching the Final Four, all of these artists have earned a permanent place in our Glassetonbury: Hall of Fame Spotify playlist. In fourteen days, our winner will also earn a featured interview on our front page, a live stream/fan Q&A on our Instagram Live, and more.
Let’s take a look at our bracket:
Each matchup below will feature links to the songs, a brief description of each song and artist, and a poll for you to cast your vote. Polls will close on Saturday, June 12th at 1:00 p.m. CST, and voting is limited to one vote per 24 hours. To prevent botting, we equip all of our polls with CAPTCHA protection, and while this is a necessary step to preserve the integrity of the tournament, sometimes this leads to problems when trying to vote on multiple polls at once. To ensure that your votes are properly counted, refresh the page before voting on a new poll, and make sure to click “Vote” again after you pass the CAPTCHA protection. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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“Midwest Dreams” – Distressed Damsels
defeated “End of the Waltz” by Yara Liz in the Round of 32
defeated “You Took It All” by REINDIER in the Sweet Sixteen
defeated “True Lies” by Sunniva and Austin Litz in the Elite Eight
Lincoln, Nebraska’s Distressed Damsels bring a raw, in-your-face style of rock to the table with “Midwest Dreams.” The track features screaming guitars, angsty vocals, and a vibrant energy that feels perfect for a summertime carpool karaoke session on a long road trip.
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“Staying Quiet” – Day Felice
defeated “Lost & Found” by Corbu and Jimi Goodwin in the Round of 32
defeated “Bad Timing Blue Angel” by James Lockhart Jr in the Sweet Sixteen
defeated “COMPLICATED.” by Arlana and joshua in the Elite Eight
Day Felice’s “Staying Quiet” is a five minute alt-rock epic that demonstrates a chameleon-like ability to change styles, with moments throughout that recall everything from disco to Weezer to Guster to Franz Ferdinand. The Swedish band contrasts their opponent’s summertime feel with a song that takes place in a grey December and reflects on the effects of climate change.
“Heliocentric” – Martyr For Madison
defeated “If Only You Knew” by Fabian Rasti in the Round of 32
defeated “I Wonder” by Tom Joseph in the Sweet Sixteen
defeated “The Enemy” by Lobby Language in the Elite Eight
Fans of Yellowcard and Taking Back Sunday would thoroughly enjoy “Heliocentric,” a slice of mid-2000s-esque emo/rock from Grand Rapids, MI outfit Martyr For Madison. The memorable guitar riffs, pumping rhythm section, and soaring vocals all feel destined for a spot on a past VANS Warped Tour lineup.
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“Expectations” – Joel Ansett
defeated “Clearly Now” by Anthony OKS in the Round of 32
defeated “Polyester” by Chey Rose in the Sweet Sixteen
defeated “Mama Told Me” by Elo Kay and Sajan Nauriyal in the Elite Eight
Joel Ansett’s “Expectations” is a downtempo pop song that brings to mind artists like Nick Wilson and Corey Kilgannon. In it, the Denver-based artist deploys a tender vocal tone, buttery background vocals, and warm melodic execution.
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