A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW at the Pike Room

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2009
doors at 8PM
tickets: $8 (buy tickets)

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A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW are a band from Philadelphia that plays dreamy pop music that uses lots of samples, guitars, and melodies. Their new record, Ashes Grammar, is out now, everywhere. Opening with a 10 second homage to Estonian composer Arvo Part, it's immediately apparent that A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Ashes Grammar is going to be a much more visceral outing than their 2007 album debut, Scribble Mural Comic Journal. It takes a few minutes for the record to even begin to reveal itself, as a swarm of 1950s acapella ('Secrets At The Prom') gives way to resonant drones, room noise, and sub bass ('Slaughter Killing Carnage'). It's here that 'Failure' unexpectedly kicks in with a tribal stomp and a fluttering guitar acting as a pair of wings, lifting the circular chants of the song's melody off the ground. It's all at once joyous, insecure, and blissed-out and sounds nothing like we've heard from A Sunny Day in Glasgow before.

 

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