Monday, October 18, 2010

A Sunny Day in Glasgow

A Sunny Day in Glasgow follow-up last year's "Ashes Grammar" album with the aptly named "Autumn, Again." It's here in which we learn that the tumultuous sessions that led to Ashes (complete with a major line-up change) were equally prolific, with bandleader Ben Daniels not only recording enough material for one album, but also the Nitetime Rainbows EP, and now, 11 more tracks have surfaced. Where Ashes found the group placing a heavier emphasis on the "experimental" side of their gauzy celestial pop, with tracks often connected by reverb-drenched interludes of orchestrated arrangements, backwards instruments and quick bursts of electronics, Autumn, Again is more song-focused. That's not to insinuate, however, that they've watered down any of the swirl -- the guitars still chime, the electronics still shimmer, and layers of singer Annie Frederickson's yearning melodies still dance from one speaker to the other.

"Autumn, Again" will be free on Other Music Digital through the end of the year, and for their vinyl buyers, they'll have limited-pressed LP copies of this for sale at the shop later this week.

Win a pair of tickets to one of A Sunny Day in Glasgow's upcoming NYC shows next week, on Tuesday, October 26 at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory and Saturday, October 30 at Mercury Lounge. Email and please list the performance you'd like to attend. They'll notify the two winners this Friday.

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