Tune of the Week – Gloria’s “Warten”

German speaking music fans will likely already been familiar with Gloria‘s singer: Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, a television moderator known for silliness and stupidity including, but not limited to, getting a “bagel head” in Japan on a dare. But for the band Gloria, Heufer-Umlauf joins Wir sind Helden guitarist Mark Tavassol. The band’s debut track, “Warten” (or “Wait” in English), is insistent indie pop that’s low key but deceptively memorable. “Warten” intrigues listeners: what will an album of Gloria’s music sound like?


In a previous life, Corinne ran a music website. After going strong for a decade, the site went on a hiatus. Consider her the antiTastemaker.