Label: Big Scary Monsters Following the demise of the emo band Mineral in 1997, singer / guitarist Chris Simpson and bassist Jeremy Gomez reunited to form The Gloria Record. Taking an acoustic and more organic approach than their previous work, The Gloria Record were unarguably the logical progression from Mineral’s emo throes – quieter, delicate and fervently impassioned. Heralded as a “band with big visions and bombastic sounds”, the quintet fostered their admiration for artists with similar arena sized visions to produce a sound that was reminiscent of their British contemporaries and American indies. In 1998 the band released their self-titled EP, followed by the intricate offering of 2000’s A Lull In Traffic and 2002’s full length effort Start Here, before disbanding in 2004. The band are celebrating the 20th anniversary of A Lull In Traffic, re-released on vinyl including an exclusive demo of The Arctic Cat recorded in their practice room in 1999! For you old emo/alt-rock lovers, dive back in to this classic record. If you’re new to the party – welcome and enjoy!