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Photo by Alexus Mclane / Selena Boyer / Eve Rydberg


Photo by Alexus Mclane / Selena Boyer / Eve Rydberg

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”The psychedelic chamber pop outfit fuse a number of disparate styles and approaches into a super-listenable style all their own.”

/  /  /  / Bandcamp

"Wonder Under is a thoughtful blend of new wave pop, spacey synth driven moments and experimental yet classily inspired jazz."

/  /  /  / Phluff

"Top 10 Performers To See This Summer."

/  /  /  / Chicago Tribune

"Some of the most diverse music the Chicago scene has ever witnessed." 

/  /  /  / Midwest Action

"Wonder Under is full of surprises—a pleasing, richly layered effort from one of Chicago's most promising queer bands."

/  /  /  / Windy City Times



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Glad Rags began in Chicago’s DIY music scene in 2014. They released their self-titled 14-track debut the following year via local label Grandpa Bay. Their subsequent 2016 EP “Imaginary Friends” weaved in more experimental elements while showcasing the addition of more complex instrumentation.

Over the next two years, the project slowly grew to over ten collaborators,

culminating in their second full-length “Wonder Under” 

released via Midwest Action in 2018. 

The record was featured on multiple online publications,

local magazines and radio outlets.

Behind the production by founding member Matthew Gladly, their new sound fuses art rock, new wave, experimental jazz, disco, funk and soul, thus creating their original blend of psychedelic orchestral synth pop.


In 2021 they are set to release a new music video, playlist series, and three singles from their first LP "ALL OF THEM".

Nothing has facilitated the evolution of Glad Rags as much as Hostel Earphoria, the interdisciplinary arts space where they've

written, rehearsed, and lived at since the project's inception.

The ethos of collaboration and community at “Hostel” mirrors the writing process of the band and nurtures its growth. Members are involved in

arts advocacy, activism, and arts education.


The collective features some of Chicago’s top musicians who perform with acts such as J. Cole, ONO, Sex No BabiesAnimal Farm, Jovan Landry, Peggy Tenderass and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


They have performed with Sen Morimoto, Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz, Post Animal, The Oh My's, Mykele Deville, Sloppy Jane, The Beths, ONO, Emily Blue, Tasha, White Mystery, GIRL K, Nnamdï, Andrew Sa, No Men, Emily Blue, + Resavoir.


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vocals + synth 




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