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Glassetonbury, Vol. 8: Sweet Sixteen

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One round of Glassetonbury, Vol. 8 is in the books, and our Sweet Sixteen is now open for voting. Take a look at our bracket below and see which artists remain in contention for a featured interview on our website, a live-stream on our Instagram, and more.



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, July 31st 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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Waves of Grief” – Emma Grace vs. “Wheatfield” – Save Henry

“Waves of Grief” comes from Chicago singer/songwriter Emma Grace. The song, which was written after her grandfather passed and the worldwide lockdowns began, released on April 9th and would make a great listen for fans of Wild Child. It defeated “Gamble” by The Famous Daxx last round. Meanwhile, “Wheatfield” is the latest single from Nashville Americana/bluegrass band Save Henry. It features a wholesome energy that falls somewhere in between Pinegrove and Jason Isbell, with an extra dose of traditional country. It released on June 25th and defeated “Before the Morning” by Josh Steinhart and Annie Bacon last round.

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Promise You Will Love Me” – Daniele Alan-Carter vs. “Tough Love” – Stevie Stubborn

Italian pop singer Daniele Alan-Carter‘s club-pop banger “Promise You Will Love Me” feels like it would have been a natural fit on Lady Gaga‘s “Chromatica” album. The song, which came out on July 9th, features top-notch pop production and strong vocals. It defeated “Sweetwater” by Baby.Girl last round. Meanwhile, Stevie Stubborn released his debut single “Tough Love” on July 9, 2021. The Chicago-born South Florida resident formerly toured with the band Radical Something before making the decision to branch off on his own, and his new song brings a guitar-driven pop/dance track to the table that feels well-fit for one of South Beach’s iconic clubs. It defeated “Darkside” by Casual Vice last round.

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Leaf Of Stone” – Fingerless vs. “Need A Light?” – Paradox x ReFlex the Architect x Moka Only

“Leaf Of Stone” comes from Brisbane, Australia psych/indie-rock quartet Fingerless. The “catchy, sultry ballad” released on July 7th and features a huge, anthemic build-up with massive production and stacks of guitar and vocal layers that make the song feel larger than the product of just four people. It defeated “Heavy” by Grant Terry last round. Meanwhile, “Need A Light?” is a jazzy, smooth hip-hop collaboration from Denver’s Paradox and England’s ReFlex the Architect that features Canadian rapper Moka Only. This June 26th release is a chill summertime track that flows easy and would make a great playlist add. It defeated “Bad Memory” by Profiit last round.

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Wild Side” – The North 41 vs. “JDH!8” – Snake Davis

“Wild Side” came out on June 4th and comes from Chicago funk-pop band The North 41. It features washy vocals and a relentless groove that feels reminiscent of bands like The Main Squeeze. It defeated “Living in the Pain” by Sun Beard last round. Meanwhile, UK saxophonist Snake Davis, who has previously worked on projects with artists like Calvin Harris and Klingande, released his first solo track in about two years with “JDH!8,” and the track calls to mind a modernized version of Herbie Hancock‘s “Cantaloupe Island.” The song released on July 2nd and defeated “Rise Above” by Renee Stormz last round.

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Gaacher Blitz” – Kyoto Kyoto vs. “Vibez” – Mo C

“Gaacher Blitz” comes from experimental London collective Kyoto Kyoto. This marks their debut single, and the track is “rooted in Krautrock, Anatolian psych and Glaswegian punk.” It came out on July 2nd and defeated “Let You Know” by 2 Dialogue last round. Meanwhile, “Vibez” is a mellow, bar-heavy hip-hop track with a menacing beat and a smooth vocal delivery from North Carolina’s Mo C. It came out on June 22nd and defeated “Send Me On” by Down Boy last round.

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We’re Gonna Be Alright Now” – The Uncle Steves vs. “Out Of Breath” – HIGHDIVE

The Uncle Steves deliver a “hypnotic, optimistic” indietronica/indie-pop track with “We’re Gonna Be Alright Now,” which released on July 6th. Reminiscent of artists like Beck and Talking Heads, it’s repetitive in an earwormy way. This song will definitely get stuck in your head. It defeated “POWERS” by Kosie x Sugi Dakks TJ Wilkins x CARRTOONS last round. Meanwhile, “Out Of Breath” comes from Texas rock band HIGHDIVE. While this song is one of their ballads, it still feels huge and showcases the band’s ear for well-produced rock with catchy melodies and rock-solid instrumentation. It released on June 18th and defeated “Never Die” by John Thomas last round.

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Her” – Stratos Fygetakis vs. “Dig Yourself” – Tigirlily

“Her” marks Greek artist Stratos Fygetakis‘ first release in two years, having been released on June 25th. It’s a stripped back, bare-bones acoustic track about “unrequited love and the struggle of forgetting someone who doesn’t love you back.” It defeated “Shiver” by Micky James last round. Meanwhile, “Dig Yourself” comes from North Dakota-born, Nashville-based country sister duo Tigirlily and released on June 11th. It’s a smart, catchy country track that centers around a self-absorbed antagonist blinded by their own narcissism. It defeated “Space Station” by Greg Kozo last round.

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little bird” – Tover (Arlo x Emi Grace) vs. “AYUKEN” – Passport Rav

“Little Bird,” a dancy, upbeat collaboration from Arlo and Emi Grace‘s collaborative effort Tover, released on July 9th. It features choppy vocals, a Latin-inspired instrumental, and a groovy outro worth sticking around for. It’s inspired by human consciousness and the collective consciousness we share. It defeated “That Feel” by Lex Leosis last round. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, “AYUKEN” comes from Tri-State rapper Passport Rav, who previously introduced us to his deep boom-bap flow with “Free Counseling” in Glassetonbury, Vol. 2. The song is lyrical and bar-heavy and features a video dedicated to Rav’s love of Street Fighter. It defeated “Spins” by Supertaste last round.

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Casey Fitzmaurice currently acts as the Department Head of A&R for Glasse Factory. A December 19
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