In the basement of his ranch-style home in the Welshire neighborhood of South Denver, Greg Daniels is putting the final touches on the merchandise for his band Glass Hits' final show. It's Friday morning and the show at Eslinger Gallery for the Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is just hours away.
Aaron Thackeray Glass Hits' final show at Eslinger Gallery
The vinyl seven-inches the band will sell have just arrived, over-nighted from United Record Pressing in Nashville despite the fact that the test presses were approved five weeks ago -- it should have been plenty of time. But Daniels says the records were physically pressed onto yellow vinyl Thursday morning and only 50 of the 300 that will eventually arrive made it on time. Probably enough for the show, he says. Still, the wooden, hand-screened covers, inserts and other peripheral pieces of the record have only been assembled for a couple of weeks, so some of the anxiety was, he admits, self-induced.More »