Philadelphia shoegazers A Sunny Day In Glasgow have announced a new double EP, titled Planning Weed Like It’s Acid/Life Is Loss. The new set comprises songs written after their 2014 tour, and will be released on November 13, digitally and on CD, because, as the band states, “you can’t get vinyl pressed in less than 6 months.”
The band released a statement about the making of the new record:
Everyone wrote songs and then steered their songs to completion, with everyone else chiming in with whatever they thought would make it better. Or they didn’t, and that was fine too. We wanted a music making process that worked at the speed of satisfaction, and once we were rolling our only satisfaction would be these songs, in the world—now. Whoever wanted to, played whatever instrument they felt like playing. Josh played roto toms on a few songs; Adam laid down a rad bass solo; Jen played the pan flute; etc… This band has never had big egos but what little there was went out the window. Any “stakes” were very consciously locked behind good times and hanging out.
The end product is what we wanted—a bunch of songs written, recorded and mixed at light-speed (for this band). That we love the songs is a wonderful byproduct of everything else. And we feel great—can’t wait for the next one. Meanwhile, we are trying to schedule a time when everyone can get high and that email chain is really bumming me out.
Planning Weed Like It’s Acid/Life is Loss follows 2014’s Sea When Absent. Listen to “Jet Black, Starlit” below.
A Sunny Day In Glasgow Planning Weed Like It’s Acid / Life Is Loss tracklist:
1 Jet Black, Starlit
2 Hey, You’re Mine
4 Follow Me (Only)
5 Jewelry Duty
6 Days & More Nights
7 Recognizing Patterns
8 Dedicate Your Love to Silence, Talk About the Loss (Sentimental Ghosts)
9 I Can’t Live Without Your Love
Sea When Absent is on our list of the Top 50 Albums of 2014.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.