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A Sunny Day In Glasgow

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Philadelphia, United States (2005 – present)

A Sunny Day in Glasgow began as a collaboration between friends Ben Daniels and Ever Nalens, both of whom had recently returned to Philadelphia after several years in the UK. The band name came from Nalens, who had been living in Glasgow, and Daniels kept it after Nalens left the project. In 2006, Daniels asked his twin sisters, Robin and Lauren, to start singing on the songs they had been working on. In March of that year the trio self-released The Sunniest Day Ever EP to great acclaim from college radio stations and blogs. Their debut release, Scribble Mural Comic Journal, came out February 2007 and received favorable reviews from Pitchfork and Drowned in Sound among others. Scribble Mural Comic Journal was recorded with one microphone in a bedroom in West Philly and pushed the boundaries of dream pop often drawing comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins. During the summer of 2007 the band toured the United States including in-studios on KEXP and Radio K and released a handmade tour only EP titled Tout New Age which was subsequently released as a digitally only EP. A year later the band emerged for a performance at the Whitney Museum as part of the Wordless Music Series and an in-studio performance on WNYC. A month later they toured across the UK and France which was celebrated with a string of 7”s coming out labels as varied as Slumberland, Disjuncture and Georgraphic North.

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  • mcbretttetettet

    I know one of yall got them NO DEATH mp3s. Hit a dawg up.

    28 Aug 12:38pm Reply
  • Sutinen

    Wanna see this band live.

    10 Aug 7:13am Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    Damn now I need this new ep. Hope someone rips it soon

    4 Aug 3:59pm Reply
  • JessesFM

    sea when absent is sooooo good

    30 Jul 2:39am Reply
  • algoostu

    louve ya

    28 Jul 3:36am Reply
  • Nakkinak

    "sounds like beach boys deconstructed" the beach boys already deconstructed themselves on Smiley Smile if you ask me

    24 Jul 5:55pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Well if you hear this 'problem' in the majority of bands in a given style... maybe that says the style just isn't your thing? Seems to be a major aspect of the sound. For me, their best album Ashes Grammar decays melody constantly and it's one of the loveliest things about it!

    20 Jul 1:37pm Reply
  • bkelleher

    Can't wait to hear them live. $8 shows are great.

    19 Jul 11:22pm Reply
  • Antikrun

    optimistic_tour , heh. I'm not pouring hate or something, but this band has the same problem (as to me), as the biggest part of prog-rock bands -- melody breaks down every time they try to make it sound more interesting, so they don't transformate it -- just make another one. I think it's a composition sickness, I think.

    19 Jul 5:20pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    "sounds like beach boys deconstructed" this.. is.. kinda part of the appeal.. no? :]

    17 Jul 1:31pm Reply
  • sarinasingh

    new album is a nice shift in style but I prefer the dreamier route they took on ashes grammar and autumn, again

    16 Jul 8:03pm Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    Nah this band rules. Sorry but your opinion sucks

    16 Jul 4:50pm Reply
  • Antikrun

    this band has no idea what is the melody about, i was totally disappointed by this sounds. sounds like beach boys deconstructed

    16 Jul 9:32am Reply
  • R-Mac

    This new album is fire.

    15 Jul 12:34am Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    Same setlist as the boston show, except the encore was best summer ever. Jealous of Sigh, Inhibitionist for sure.

    8 Jul 6:03pm Reply
  • HarleyMagoo

    for those that were interested, the setlist for the tour (the Pittsburgh show at least) http://amorotica.tumblr.com/post/91118800440/got-the-setlist-for-a-sunny-day-in-glasgows-show

    8 Jul 4:29am Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Glad I gave the new album a break for a couple weeks. It's sounding even better now :) Listening in the context of Ashes Grammar and Autumn Again really helps seal the fact that it's not so different than before, but enough so on the surface that it's a fresh changeup.

    6 Jul 8:19pm Reply
  • Sutinen

    Really Cocteau Twinsish. I like it!

    5 Jul 5:07am Reply
  • mcbretttetettet

    Show last night was damn good. A lot of the new songs sound really heavy live, definitely worth seeing if you can.

    5 Jul 3:21am Reply
  • Amnesius

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS.

    5 Jul 2:54am Reply
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