A Sunny Day In Glasgow “So Bloody, So Tight” Video, Fleetwood Mac Cover

The dreamy Philadelphia swirl-pop outfit A Sunny Day In Glasgow put out the record I most often cited as “most overlooked” last year with Ashes Grammar, a 22-track portrait full of soft vocals floating in lush soundscapes and shifting rhythms, stitched together by scene-setting, gauzy, often synthetic interstitials. It requires a full listening, but is worth it. Despite a list-season reappraisal that brought them a little more notice, it still sits on the under-appreciated side of things. Maybe Ashes hasn’t gone as far because it is a true album at a time when blogs (yes, like this one) have sights set on “key tracks.” (Which, “Failure“btw.) So the band announcing a quicktime followup to last year’s LP with the forthcoming EP Nitetime Rainbows is great news in terms of timing (capitalizing on year-end movement) and in terms of offering a manageable amount of new material (three previously unreleased tracks, in addition to the title cut which comes from Ashes and its three remixes by various artists). “So Bloody, So Tight” is one of the new ones, and considerably brighter (or as the band put it, “more hopeful”) than what we’re used to hearing from them. In turn, the video is much goofier than anything we’d expect from them.

Here’s the band in a very different costume, covering Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” acoustic (acoustic!) for The New Gay. It’s pretty, although I’d post it however it sounded out of love for A Sunny Day In Glasgow and worship for Fleetwood Mac:

Nitetime Rainbows is out 3/2 via Mis Ojos Discos. Here’s a tracklist:

Side A
1. “Nitetime Rainbows”
2. “Daytime Rainbows”
3. “So Bloody, So Tight”
4. “Piano Lessons”
Side B
1. “Nitetime Rainbows (The Buddy System Remix)”
2. “Nitetime Rainbows (Acid Wash Edit by Benoît Pioulard)”
3. Nitetime Rainbows (Ezekiel Honig Remix)”

And some tour dates, on this continent as well as Europe. (Yes, they are playing Glasgow. Rain or shine.):
02/26 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
02/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
03/01 – Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon
03/02 – Champaign, IL @ Mike N’ Molly’s
03/03 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
03/04 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
03/05 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
03/08 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Media Club
03/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
03/10 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
03/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint
03/14 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
03/17-20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/23 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA
03/24 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s *
03/25 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
03/26 – Nashville, TN @ The End *
03/27 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor *
03/28 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bell House
03/31 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
04/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
04/02 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison
04/03 – Montreal, Quebec @ The Green Room
04/08 – London, England @ Windmill Brixton
04/10 – Paris, France @ Faites Danser Les Garcons #1/Fleche d’Or
04/15 – Goteborg, Sweden @ Jazzhuset
04/17 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
04/19 – Oslo, Norway @ Mono Cafe
04/20 – Bergen, Norway @ Landmark
04/21 – Kristiansand, Norway @ Trash Pop @ Charlies
04/24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
04/27 – Luxemboug, Luxembourg @ Dqliq
04/29 – Dijon, France (Kill Your Pop Festival)
04/30 – Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
05/01 – Rorschach, Switzerland @ Mariaberg
05/03 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007
05/04 – Budapest, Hungary @ Durer-Kert
05/05 – Zilina, Slovakia @ Stanica
05/06 – Kosice, Slovakia @ Tabacka Kulturfabrik
05/12 – Brussels, Belgium (Les Nuits Botanique Festival)
05/14 – Manchester, England @ Islington Mill
05/15 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Nice N Sleazys
05/18 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
05/20 – London, England @ Luminaire
05/24 – Montpellier, France @ TAF/Secret Place
05/25 – Bordeaux, France @ Le Saint Ex
* with Japandroids