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The Gloria Record

Formed: August 22 1997
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The Gloria Record

The Gloria Record was an American rock band from Austin, Texas, the project of former Mineral vocalist Chris Simpson and bassist Jeremy Gomez, who formed it in 1998 together with guitarist Brian Hubbard and vocalist Matt Hammon.

The band's first release was a self-titled EP, recorded in January 1998 and released on the record label Crank! Later that year, Ben Houtman joined the group on piano/organ. Various US tours followed, and in 1999, Brian Malone joined on drums. Another EP, A Lull In Traffic, was recorded in 1999 and released on Crank! in 2000. The one and only full-length album, Start Here, was recorded over many months in 2000-2001, and was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley) at Mogis' Presto recording studio in Lincoln, Nebraska. Start Here was released in 2002 on the Arena Rock Recording Co. label.

The Gloria Record disbanded in the spring of 2004 while working on the follow-up to Start Here, with Gomez and Hubbard going on to perform with Austin's The Glass Family and Chris Simpson pursuing solo projects under the name Zookeeper.
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