“In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)” and “Crushin'” are the latest two tracks to have shown up on the webosphere from A Sunny Day in Glasgow. The songs will be on the Philadelphia dream pop band’s fourth full length album, Sea When Absent, which will be released June 24th from Lefse Records, and is the band’s first album in three years. It was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and produced by Philly’s own Jeff Ziegler, who knows exactly how to maximize ASDIG’s sonic inventiveness. The beautifully obfuscated vocals, the swells that rip and tear at the edges, and the ambient come-downs which made 2009’s Ashes Grammar so memorable (for those of us that heard it) are front and center on the two tracks that have surfaced from Sea When Absent. I am incredibly excited for this record and hope that A Sunny Day in Glasgow will be playing some hometown shows this spring so I can se them play for the first time in a few years. This is turning out to be a great year for music coming out of Philadelphia.
You can also check out some standout tracks from Ashes Grammar below, if that record hasn’t burrowed a place into your heart by now.