A Sunny Day in Glasgow is a mostly-Philadelphia-based indie/dream-pop band that, through extensive touring and laudatory reviews from publications like Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes and Cokemachine Glow, is gaining national attention and making a name for itself. Its most recent album, 2009′s Ashes Grammar, ran the gamut from woozy shoegaze to soaring pop songs, grounded with electronic beats and some of the catchiest melodies in modern pop music.
Imagine The Dear Hunter fronted by Conor Oberst, except Conor Oberst is a burly, bearded lumberjack with a southern twang, named Andy. Now you have Manchester Orchestra.
With new-wave inspired synths and an infectious dance-punk-pop sound, You Say Party, We Say Die! is eager to hit the road in support of its fourth LP, XXXX, which was released last month.
The MUSE caught up with Black Lips bassist Jared Swilley in a phone interview, in which we talked about everything from boiled peanuts to his grandmother.
Let’s talk about waffles. And why not, right? We’ve discussed waffles in The MUSE before, and for some reason this particular morning delicacy is much more closely associated with music &-&-specifically funk &-&- than perhaps any other. And since today marks the annual celebration of International Waffle Day, it seems as good a time as any.