A Sunny Day In Glasgow is not a Scottish band. Nominally it is a band from Philadelphia, although its members are now so spread out all over the world that apparently no two were ever in the same room for the recording of the group’s latest album, released last month on Lefse Records. It’s something of a surprise then that Sea When Absent — a peculiar but winning mix of shoegaze, twinkling dream pop, and unexpected left turns that coagulate into a quite wonderful whole — is one of the year’s most unexpected and joyous album experiences. If there is any justice in the music world, it should be the band’s breakthrough effort.
It is even more of a surprise that anybody has managed to get all of the members into one room at the same time, but A Sunny Day In Glasgow is currently on a full US tour, which rolls into Los Angeles next Wednesday, July 16th, for a set at the intimate Bootleg Theatre, a venue that has hosted some of my favorite small shows since I started writing for the LA Music Blog. Tickets for the show are available at a crazy cheap price for what should be a cosmic experience.
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