Glacier Veins is a dream punk band from Portland, OR.
It began as the solo project and dream of vocalist/guitarist and songwriter, Malia Endres, in 2015 and has grown to incorporate more friends and musicians in that dream. With Tyler Groce on drums and Kyle Woodrow on bass, the trio brings a passionate performance full of energy.
In 2016 Glacier Veins released their debut EP ‘Clear Your Head’, which emphasizes emotion in their music and lyrics.
The band earned a spot on the Portland date of Warped Tour in 2016 and played Treefort Fest in Boise, ID in 2017.
Their second EP ‘Dreamspace’, out Fall 2017 via Common Ground Records, connects with the band’s mindset of always dreaming and creating tangibility.
What inspired the verses of “Grows Back Slow”?
Grows Back Slow is about loss and then growth as a result of that loss.
Sometimes you put a whole lot of yourself into a person or into something else and then you lose it unexpectedly.
You feel hopeless because you’ve put in effort and become emotionally invested only to be left with nothing, but you can come back from that hopelessness.
Growing back slow is reclaiming the pieces of yourself that you feel you’ve lost. It can be a difficult process, but I like to see the opportunities and excitement in that growth.
How do you usually write the lyrics of your song?
I usually feel inspired to write while I’m going through something emotional.
It helps me to make sense of things and also feel whatever I’m feeling. A lot of the time it feels like lyrics come from my subconscious.
I’ll be playing a guitar part that fits the way I’m feeling and I’ll start singing things without really thinking about what’s coming out until it’s out.
What the last song you wrote was about?
I’m in the process of writing a song about dealing with negative thoughts taking over your mind.
Sometimes I overthink the smallest things and psych myself out, so the song is just the struggle of trying to fight the overthinking and the negative thoughts.
Is passion for music something that runs in your family or you are the first one?
Music is definitely a big thing for my family.
My parents never played music, but they’re supportive fans of a lot of different artists. I remember having babysitters all the time when I was younger because my parents were going to shows, or they would take my sister and I to see live music too.
Now they love coming to my shows and telling everyone about the band. I’m super grateful to have supportive parents who love music–shout out to Bevvy and Davey.
What are you planning for 2018?
Mostly just touring so far! We have a couple things in the works that I’m excited about, but more on that later…
Can you tell us more about your EP “Dreamspace”? What is its best achievement lyrically speaking?
This EP has ideas about being in control of your emotions and your life. The songs were written over the course of a year and I was trying to stay focused with a positive perspective and motivate myself during that period.
The songs on “Dreamspace” are me trying to work my way through emotional situations with a positive mindset. I think “Headspace Campout” shows a light and hopeful feeling, and with it I like to imagine a whole galaxy within my mind.
Do you remember the day you wrote “ not gonna stay”?
I do! I was feeling frustrated when I started writing the song and throughout the process I just had the realization that sometimes you don’t need to put up with things or people who aren’t having a positive effect on your life.
“One” came together over a couple different days, but basically I was just feeling really connected to a time in my past through some recent experiences. It was kind of like nostalgia, but it seemed more real, like I’d really traveled back in time. Definitely a wild, emotional experience.
Are you ever scared of revealing, aspects of your personal experience, to strangers through your music?
I have never really felt scared. Although my lyrics are usually directly related to things I’m going through, I feel like they can be interpreted in different ways.
Sometimes I like to talk about my actual connection with a song, and other times I like to leave it more open for people to figure out how their life may fit in with the lyrics so it can help them deal with their own emotional experiences.
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