Glitter Density consists of Des Moines natives and lifelong pals, Catherine Lewin and Louise Bequeaith, both of whom attend Theodore Roosevelt High School. Though they hail from musical families and had been playing together since 2011, it wasn’t until early last year that they began playing around Des Moines.

Both ends of the band’s musical scope are represented by two of their pop gems, “Slushy” and “Lover Boy.” The first, “Slushy,” is a light-hearted bubblegum pop tune about old friends and long road trips and flavored syrupy ice water and the simple, pointless, indispensable experiences that make life worth living. Meanwhile, “Lover Boy” is not so simple, coming across like a crunchy punk rock tune about spurned beaus, half-hearted affirmations, and the crushing weight of misguided expectations.

Together, these two songs paint a picture of youth that is earnest without being naive, wistful without being innocent, curious without being unenlightened. Glitter Density reminds the listener of the urgency of youth, the imperviousness to reason that accompanies young love, and the fierce resistance to indifference of starry-eyed teenagers.

– By Casey Erixon of DSM Shows

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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an all Iowa music festival held every spring, featuring musical artists from Greater Des Moines and the rest of Iowa. The 11th annual Gross Domestic Product will take place on May 28th, 2016 at venues around the East Village in Des Moines, Iowa! See the full line-up and details here. Gross Domestic Product highlights some of the original songwriters, performers, and recording artists in our community who make Iowa proud! GDP focuses primarily on young, new artists, those who are taking their first steps into creative self-expression through music and doing so in a positive, collaborative way. Each year we highlight a selection of new artists that our community has to offer, along with a few established groups that have had success building careers while living and working in the state we call home.

Established in spring 2006, GDP has featured over 100 musical acts, including House of Large Sizes, The Envy Corps, The Poison Control Center, Christopher the Conquered, Mumford’s, Facecage, and many more.

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