The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

WATCH: New Sunny Day In Glasgow Video
Laurie Tuffrey , June 30th, 2014 07:29

Take a look at the video for In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing) from upcoming fourth album Sea When Absent below

Just out in the US, A Sunny Day In Glasgow's fourth album Sea When Absent will be getting a UK release on August 11 via Lefse Records. An impressive feat of recording, considering that the band's members are based in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Sydney, the LP has a fittingly head-spinning, hyper-busy feel, the product of six people putting together an album while never all in the same room at the same time. But that's by no means been detrimental to Sea When Absent, in fact, quite the opposite: it's almost a meld of the clear-eyed uplift of Broken Social Scene's self-titled album with the mesmeric, vaulting vocals of Dirty Projectors, its dense layers brought together under a hefty pop sensibility and sheeny production from Jeff Zeigler, The War On Drugs and Kurt Vile collaborator and the first producer to work with the band.

Album track 'In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing)', with its kinetic drumming, guitars that shift from louche to angular to lacerating and Jen Goma and Annie Fredrickson's cyclic vocals, acts as a fine distillation of the record, and the band have recently posted a camera-battering video for the track - take a look at that above, and pre-order the album via Lefse here.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.