|We Are Not a Glum Lot is a 4 piece alternative rock group from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Each member is quite young and can't legally be recognized as an adult. They began playing together in July of 2010. The band is known for their high energy live performances, as well as a spot on execution of their music which they love to create. Their sound is very unique, with help from a violin playing complex, yet beautiful melodies and harmonies, a bass that loves to play hearty chords, drums that play dead on rhythms that will drop your jaw, a guitar that plays warm, tasteful riffs and progressions, and vocals that cant help but remind one of classic alt rockers, like Yo La Tengo, or the Violent Femmes. The band is comprised of Zac Blum (bass guitar), Colin Foxwell (Violin), Sam Erickson (Vocals and Guitar) and John Carey (Drums). They've played shows with some respectable names in music, including Tim Kasher (the frontman of Cursive), Darron Hanlon, and O'death. The band has an extremely wide array of influences, including, but certainly not limited to, The Smiths, Maps and Atlases, Guided by Voices, Foals, the Strokes, The Pixies, the National, the Violent femmes, and many, many more. In an article in the Colorado Springs Independent, We Are Not a Glum Lot was said to "drop some damn fine jazzed-up (indie/pop)² + ([math] x rock), kinda like a (Mars Volta – 10 yrs x LSD), with a more palatable vocal theory that just screams out '80s art/punk/wave." After the band played a show at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, a pleased crowd-goer said that We Are Not a Glum Lot is doing "exactly what the local music scene in Colorado Springs needs. They're bringing something new to the table and it's awesome." Colin, Sam, Zac, and John are all great friends, and love making music together, but at the end of the day, they realize that it is all in the name of 1 thing.. creating something they love with their friends!