A Sunny Day In Glasgow are capping off the year by making a return trip to the US this December. Alongside this, the band have also announced their involvement in Geographic North’s Sketch For Winter project, described by the label as:
“Four distinctive artists commissioned to explore life’s polar condition through the warmth of cassette. Limited to 300 per artist, and spanning December to March, Geographic North presents a series of sentiments to carry you through the waning days of the receding year and welcome the beginnings of the next.”
A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s entry, out now, features “soaring, irreverent originals sitting comfortably next to 19th Century chamber music, and the festive radiance of Mariah Carey…” Stream the opening track here. Listen to the second track “Saturn Pulls Me Apart (Death Of The Unconquerable Night)” right here.
The tape is available here and will be available on the band’s December US tour dates (see below).
The band’s latest proper LP, Sea When Absent, situates itself in the science fiction that is life in 2014 and goes looking for what new myths might speak to us in our post-Fukushima, post-quantum, post-everything world. Recorded over a year and half with Jeff Zeigler (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile) at his Uniform Recording Studios in Eraserhood Philadelphia, the album is a conscious move away from the bright-dark, ambient maximalism of the band’s acclaimed double LP, Ashes Grammar, and a move towards a post-millennial, up-front pop sound. Sea When Absent is simultaneously A Sunny Day in Glasgow at their most accessible, most insane, and most rock.
NEW CHRISTMAS CLASSICS TRACK LISTING:
01. Shut Your Mouth, It’s Christmas
02. Saturn Pulls Me Apart (Death Of The Unconquerable Night)
03. Fantasia On Xmas (From Vaughn Williams)
04. The Strange Presents Of Idols (Merry Christmas!)
05. All I Want For Christmas Is You (This Is Peter McCallister, The Father Version)
12/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
12/28 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
12/30 – Washington, DC @ DC9
12/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle