Song of the Day: A Sunny Day In Glasgow


Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. The podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is by A Sunny Day In Glasgow and is found on their 2007 album Scribble Mural Comic Journal on Notenuf Records:

A Sunny Day In Glasgow – 5:15 Train (MP3)

What began as a Philadelphia-based recording project between two friends, Ben Daniels and Ever Nalens, who both had lived abroad in, you guessed it, the UK, soon became a project of siblings, as Ever was replaced by Ben’s sisters Robin and Laura. The most immediate comparison you’re likely to make when listening to A Sunny Day in Glasgow is to Loveless-era My Bloody Valentine. Sure, many have tried to duplicate the MBV sound over the years, but the washes of ambient noise layered above drumbeats and ethereal Cocteau Twins-like vocals from the twin sisters reveal a deeper understanding of what “shoegazer” can be than most imitators can grasp: that music can be a joy in which to lose yourself. Those who think shoegazer rock is a downer have missed the point. You won’t miss it on A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and you don’t have to go very far. Two more lovely songs can be heard on the band’s website, a simple click away, and there you can find a link for you to purchase their debut album.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow – The Best Summer Ever (MP3)

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