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Rip it up with Ex Hex, Generationals and Purling Hiss on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Ex Hex | Photo by April Greer
Ex Hex | Photo by April Greer

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to WXPN tonight at 10pm! Tune in for an uninterrupted mix of new and emerging acts (and a few old favorites, too!). Tonight, we’ll spotlight the debut release from Ex Hex, a new trio fronted by DC indie rock vet Mary Timony! We’ll also hear a few of these fresh cuts:
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A Sunny Day In Glasgow will ring in 2015 at Boot and Saddle; watch their video for “Double Dutch”

Photo via A Sunny Day in Glasgow's Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/asunnydayinglasgow)
Photo via A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/asunnydayinglasgow)

Philadelphia’s experimental dream pop act A Sunny Day In Glasgow just released a new music video for “Double Dutch,” a song from their latest album Sea When Absent. The short, little-over-a-minute video fixates on Ked-laden feet dancing sporadically to the very fun track, almost as if there were jump ropes skipping beneath them. Continue reading →

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Listen to A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s sweet “Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)”

Photo courtesy of artist.
Photo courtesy of artist.

Dreamy electronic pop collective A Sunny Day in Glasgow this week released another new track called “Almost Like Emotion (The Drop).” Earlier this year, the band released “Bye Bye Big Ocean (The End)”, from their newest album Sea When Absent  which came out late June. They then followed it with an euphoric video accompaniment for “In Love with Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)”.

The new song, with a somewhat shorter title, is the first track off of their newest EP NO DEATH. Continue reading →

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow release new video for “In Love With Useless”

A Sunny Day in Glasgow | photo courtesy of the artist
A Sunny Day in Glasgow | photo courtesy of the artist

After the release of their new LP Sea When Absent earlier this week, A Sunny Day in Glasgow has shared a new video for “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing).”

With an unquestionable sense of euphoria, the video is an art collage of outdoor scenes, cutting between shots of leaves, clouds and the band playing with some kids on a playground as vocalist Jen Goma sings “I feel so happy I’m in love with useless.”  The new record was recorded with Jeff Zeigler at his Uniform Recording studio here in Philadelphia and it is the bi-continental outfit’s first effort of new material in four years, following 2010′s Autumn Again.  

Check out the video below and pick up tickets to A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s July 27th show at Johnny Brenda’s here.

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A Sunny Day In Glasgow goes dark on their new song “Bye Bye Big Ocean (The End)”

A Sunny Day in Glasgow | photo courtesy of the artist
A Sunny Day in Glasgow | photo courtesy of the artist

A Sunny Day in Glasgow have released a third track from their forthcoming Sea When Absent LP, the band’s third effort overall following 2010′s Autumn, Again.  It’s sonically darker than “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In the Tradition of Passing),” with frayed, white noise static under a whirlwind of synths and heavily reverbed vocals.  Sea Went Absent will be released on June 24th through Lefse, and A Sunny Day In Glasgow close out a month-long tour at Johnny Brenda’s on July 27th with Pattern Is Movement; tickets and information can be found here.  Listen to “Bye Bye Big Ocean (The End)” below.

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow tease new song “Nitetime, waving” ahead of upcoming LP release

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Photo courtesy of the artist

First, they made us fall “In Love With Useless” back in January and now A Sunny Day in Glasgow has released a new short clip for “Nitetime, waving”. With the word “time” appearing on-screen at least 15 times, the dream popsters could be hinting at how long it’s been (4 years) since they’ve released a new record. The band says album number three will arrive this year, but have been tight-lipped about details such as the release date or title. The follow-up to 2010′s Autumn, Again is on it’s way so stay tuned and check out the clip below.

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Listen to A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s new track “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition of Passing)”

Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist

Dream-pop band A Sunny Day in Glasgow are back with a new track titled “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in The Tradition of Passing)”. The band released their second album Autumn, Again back in 2010 and are currently mixing its follow-up. Their new ode to sheer joy and subsequent appreciation of life’s most ordinary things features polyphonic harmonies reminiscent of The Cranberries. It’s dreamy, pensive and has a melodic structure that’s designed to make you too fall in love with useless and the Philly natives themselves. Listen below.

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Free Download of the Moment: Arc In Round’s ::::remixed::::

AIRLocal folks including Ape School, Tadoma and King Britt – as well as outside-Philly names Benoît Pioulard and Lymbyc System – tried their hand at remixing Arc In Round‘s layered and heavy debut LP in the new ::::remixed:::: collection, available today as a free download. The set contains eight reconstructions of songs like “Spirit” (morphed into a driving krautrock rager by Pink Skull) and “II” (made all pulsing and dreamy by A Sunny Day in Glasgow), as well as two unreleased songs – “Even” and “Days Untried.” Give it a listen below, and download it at Bandcamp.

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow performing, providing live soundtrack to films at International House’s Spring Arts Preview on 1/17

Philadelphia-founded dream pop outfit A Sunny Day in Glasgow is playing its first local show in over two years this month at International House‘s Spring Arts Preview on January 17. The band will perform a live set at the event, and will also provide a live soundtrack to a Puce MomenT, a short by American underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Two other Anger shorts will screen as well, as well as a selelction of Russian science films from the Roman Vishniac Film Collection. The event is free, but RSVP is required here.

Sunny Day recently announced that its as-yet untitled fourth full-length is near completion; the band funded it through a successful Kickstarter campaign last year, and we’re hoping to hear a selection of new songs at the show. Its last release was Autumn, again in 2010. Below, check out a video of the band performing at Le Poisson Rouge in New York in 2009.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow from Ray Concepcion on Vimeo.

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Meet Wasn’t Wisn’t, a new old side project from A Sunny Day in Glasgow

With some of us, the way to guarantee we’ll do something is by telling us not to do it. So yesterday afternoon, when Philly-bred electronic pop band A Sunny Day in Glasgow tweeted “new ASDIG side project sneak peak wasntwisnt.bandcamp.com you should not listen to it.”, of course the first thing I did was go and listen to it. Turns out this is Josh Meakim, who plays in both Sunny Day and Arc in Round, and back in the mid aughts used to be a sometimes member of the far-out space rock collective King Kong Ding Dong. This band is basically that band – Meakim along with founding KKDD members Jim Lewis and Steve Heise – and their washed-out jams, thumping rhythms and psychedelic twists and turns are totally hooking me in this afternoon. The details at this bandcamp are vague at best – mysterious proclamations state “Death to King Kong Ding Dong, Long Live WASNT WISNT, Same Lies; KKDD is dead.” It goes on to say these three tracks are selections from a forthcoming album called Steel Cut, with release info to be determined. So I’m not quite sure where Wasn’t Wisn’t is going, but I’m digging where they at. Stay dry and vibe out to the Animal Collective-ish vibes of the sampler below.