Some might find it surprising that Gillian Carter hail from Orlando, Florida, land of beaches and amusement parks. But frontman Logan Rivera will tell you that his crushing, unorthodox band wouldn’t exist without the local Florida music scene.
“If it wasn’t for seeing Beneath Low Flying Planes for the first time, this band wouldn’t exist,” says Logan. “Back in the early 2000s in Melbourne, Florida, with Josh Benfield and Little Reggies, it didn’t get any bigger or better than being a part of that scene. Florida bands like BLFP, Capsule, Devices, Allegory of the Cave, Crusades, Carrier, Give Up, Tunes For Bears To Dance To, and many, many more pushed us to try harder and be better. They just made you want to make music of some kind.”
That ambitious passion can be heard Gillian Carter's 2018 release, …This Earth Shaped Tomb. On tracks like A Complete Disconnection and Distant Blue Ambiance, the band teeter wildly between moments of sweaty melancholy and blasts of unbridled anxiety and frustration. The record shows a distinct maturation over the band’s previous release, Dreams Of Suffocation, both in its unity of tone and in its emotional process.