Glorydive plays rock music with electric violin, hand drums, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar. We put this instrument line-up together in February of 2002. Going by the name Taylor Roberts Music, we released a five song EP titled Show and Tell (2003) and a full-length album titled This Weather (2004). In 2006, we changed our name to glorydive and recorded our first full-length album (self-titled) under this moniker. The new album contains 12 songs, most of which were written and played live over the past two years. We tracked the songs live, sans click-tracks, at Overdub Lane in Durham, NC with Engineer John Plymale. This gave us the energy we wanted in each of the tracks; an energy that is only found when the band plays together on stage. After a minimal amount of overdubs at our home studio in Raleigh, we came back to Overdub Lane to have Plymale mix the project. With its pseudo-live sound and variety of emotion conveyed through each of the 12 songs, this self-titled album truly represents the growth of glorydive and the five year journey we’ve been on to get to where we are now.
Taylor Roberts: acoustic and electric guitars, lead vocals
Mark Nippert: electric violin, background vocals
Brian Tavener: hand drums, background vocals, vocal percussion
Alex McKinney: electric bass