Monday, March 26, 2007

A Sunny Day in Glasgow

A Sunny Day in Glasgow began as the bedroom recording projects of Ben Daniels and Ever Nalens. Ever moved to Glasgow to go to art school, Ben moved to London to, essentially, walk around alot and kill time. Both returned to Philadelphia after a couple years deeply affected by the weather there and decided to pool their musical ideas in the summer of 2005. After a couple of months Ever decided to leave the project while Ben pushed on, enlisting his sister, Robin, to handle the vocals. After a few months of recording as a duo, Robin's identical twin and Ben's other sister, Lauren was brought in to fill out the sound. The songs were all recorded in Ben's apartment in West Philly, with most vocals being recorded at their Mom's and Dad's houses in the suburbs (less cars driving by to get picked up by mics). The three put together a few songs they had been recording and released them as "The Sunniest Day Ever EP" in March of 2006. It was through college radio that several bloggers were exposed to the band and began writing about them. Eventually Pitchfork gave their song "C'mon" 4 stars and the band started getting serious label attention (well, a few phone calls with Gnarls Barkley's label at least). In October the band came to terms with NYC/Bloomington/Berlin based Notenuf Records for the release of their full-length record, which should be out in February 2007. They are very happy about this.

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