For most of the past year the band has been writing and recording their next as-yet-untitled album which they expect to be released in late 2013. They’ve tracked most of the songs live at Morningstar Studios outside of Philadelphia and are pleased with the results. As fond as they are of their work in the studio, they find themselves equally drawn to playing live and use it as another venue to work out their ideas.
The name Glim Dropper comes from an old-fashioned but infamous con that involves a one-eyed man and a greedy victim. Its rare because getting the details and elements just right to pull it off is so complex, but, like a really good rock ‘n’ roll band, when it comes together, it works spectacularly well.
“The glim-dropper scam requires several accomplices, one of whom must be a one-eyed man. One grifter goes into a store and pretends he has lost his glass eye. Everyone looks around, but the eye cannot be found. He declares that he will pay a thousand-dollar reward for the return of his eye, leaving contact information. The next day, an accomplice enters the store and pretends to find the eye. The storekeeper (the intended griftee), thinking of the reward, offers to take it and return it to its owner. The finder insists he will return it himself, and demands the owner’s address. Thinking he will lose all chance of the reward, the storekeeper offers a hundred dollars for the eye. The finder bargains him up to $250, and departs. The one-eyed man, of course, cannot be found and does not return.”
Glim Dropper wishes to promote federal, state, local, and personal responsibility, through sincerity and syncopation.