Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Drink Drank Drunk” by A Sunny Day in Glasgow from their 2010 self-released LP, Autumn, Again.
Taking the the incarnations as a duo of friends, a flammable family affair of siblings, and finally a motley crew of musicians, A Sunny Day in Glasgow has only picked up speed and energy in its ever changing yet all so creative behaviors. As they lay down their shoegaze offerings at the altar of Kevin Shields, they master the whirling merry-go-round sounds to a T. So Loveless, yet so lovable.
If you’re not catching on yet, these guys really, really sounds like My Bloody Valentine.
They don’t just wear their influences on their sleeve. It’s their whole damned outfit. Their latest efforts, Autumn, Again, is a lucid dreampop landscape of fuzzed-out memories, swirling synth, jangly guitars, and beautiful vocals you can’t really make out but don’t really care if you do either. It’s an experience of feeling, not clear understanding. It’s as if School of Seven Bells collaborated with The Helio Sequence — or perhaps it’s The Radio Dept. and Electrelane collaborating — for a Sofia Coppola-penned dark comedy. And if that isn’t exciting enough, they’re giving away their newest album, FOR FREE, on the band’s website. If you’re in the philanthropic mood, you can donate to keep A Sunny Day in Glasgow running. Or, if you have a considerable trust in the mail system, I highly recommend ordering the vinyl version. Check out a live video of their track, “Failure” to see how structurally far this band has come since their duo days: