Ersatz Glow was a Jacksonville, Florida - based indie rock band composed of Sam Heath (bass guitar and vocals), B.J. Brinck (guitar and backing vocals), and Jason Irvin (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Any additional sounds (such as synthesizer or mandolin) are added by whoever can play them.

Ersatz Glow began in 1996 as a bunch of high school guys jamming on guitars in the garage. After a brief period of being called a series of ridiculous names like Blowhog & the Spindiculous Buttnoids, the members of the band agreed on "Ersatz Glow", after Sam had a dream in which a man on a frozen falafel came down and said, “From now on you will be Ersatz Glow, with an ‘e’”. In early 2000, Ersatz Glow began playing at some of the smaller Jacksonville venues, such as Jackrabbits, the Fat Kat, and in a few of Gainesville’s as well. They disbanded in 2004.

Ersatz Glow's music is best described as eclectic. From their instrumental piece "December" to their single "Emo Girl", a wide range of style is explored by the trio. Their website, , tells their performance dates and has links to purchase some of their CDs.

Thanks to jesuit, ch'i-lin, Serjeant's Muse and Eco for reading this and giving their feedback.

  • 1999
    • 'Til Someone Loses An Eye - The Safety Tips Compilation
      1. "Don't Pet Wild Animals"
    • December
      1. Christmas Eve
      2. Jingle Bells
      3. Kwanzaa
      4. December
      5. Happy Holidays
  • 2000
    • Random Words and Phrases
      1. Transmission From a Distant Star
      2. Jesus Loves to Rock
      3. Parasite
      4. Methadone
      5. Girls Don't Think We're Cool
      6. Gum
      7. Goddess Named Bitch
      8. Into the Sky
      9. Zephyrs
      10. Nocturne No. 9
      11. Goodnight America
    • A Merry Covered Christmas
      1. I Think We're Alone Now (Tommy James and the Shondells)
      2. Say It Ain't So (Weezer)
      3. Henry VIII (Herman's Hermits)
      4. Sad Professor (R.E.M.)
      5. Piss Up a Rope (Ween)
      6. House of Blues (Big Sky)
      7. A Christmas Song (Ersatz Glow)
    • Live and On Crack
      1. Intro
      2. Jesus Loves to Rock
      3. Girls Don't Think We're Cool
      4. Zephyrs
      5. Parasite
      6. Magic Finger (James Kochalka Superstar)
      7. Piss Up a Rope (Ween)
      8. Baby Please
      9. Into the Sky
      10. Goddess Named Bitch
      11. Goodnight America
      12. You Shook Me all Night (AC/DC) / Fight for Your Right (Beastie Boys)
  • 2001
    • Flogging a Dead Cow: A Tribute to the Dead Milkmen
      1. "Watching Scotty Die"
    • Bring It Weathermen*
      1. Emo Girl
      2. Into the Sky
      3. Last Days of August
      4. Emo Girl (original version)
    • Swingin' Christmas Melodies
      1. Stream Running Over (The Apples)
      2. Lies (the Country Teasers)
      3. Hotel California (The Eagles)
      4. A Christmas song -Produced by Chris Floyd
  • 2002
    • Your Sunlight split 7"
      1. Your Sunlight
    • Holiday CD 2002*
      1. Banditos (The Refreshments)
      2. Mad World (Tears for Fears)
      3. Waitin' For a Superman (The Flaming Lips)
      4. Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano)
* cover artwork by Jackie Duchastel

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