***EARLY SHOW*** Recess Fest Presents: A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Spirit System
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18 & over
A Sunny Day In Glasgow:
A Sunny Day in Glasgow is a post-nation musical outfit. Its members live in three different cities and two different hemispheres but, the band began in a Philadelphia bedroom in 2006. Back from several years in the UK, Ben Daniels enlisted the help of his twin sisters to sing on a bunch of songs he had written. The Sunniest Day Ever EP was the product of this experiment. Ben soon moved to Montreal from where the band released their debut LP, Scribble Mural Comic Journal. SMCJ, recorded for exactly no money and with one microphone, pushed the boundaries of both dream pop and DIY and allowed the band to tour North America and Europe, including stops at the Whitney Museum, KEXP, and WNYC.
Spirit System initially began in 2013 as a recording project between Laurie Ruroden (vox, bass, efx) and Eric Gilstrap (gtrs, synth, efx) to reconnect as songwriters after the breakup of their former noise pop band, Telltale. After relocating from Brooklyn, New York to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the spring 2014 they had fleshed the band out by adding another member, Gary Guthrie (drums, smplr, synth). Spirit System then took a break from regional touring to begin recording their debut album with Jeff Berner (Psychic TV, NAAM) at GaluminumFoil Productions in Brooklyn. At the beginning of the summer 2015, Spirit System released the EP "Afterblume", 4 tracks containing the outtakes of their forthcoming debut full length, "Nightfalling", due to be released March 2016.