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A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW

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Remember that Remington ad where the guy liked the shaver so much he bought the company? I can't tell you how many times I played A Sunny Day in Glasgow's self-released The Sunniest Day Ever EP the night I brought it home last winter, but by the time the sky had turned robin's egg blue I'd e-mailed the band offering to release their next album, responding to an insert soliciting interested labels. (I don't actually have a label, but I do have an AmEx card.) Turns out I was beaten to the punch: Scribble Mural Comic Journal, which reprises the best tracks from that EP alongside new material, was released on the tiny Notenuf imprint in February. The quartet's sound and hook sense is strange but teasingly familiar: imagine the best aspects of every 4AD band all rolled together, then worked over by My Bloody Valentine every other song. Which isn't to say they don't transcend influences: their best moments are like summers, completely different even though they somehow feel the same. My Teenage Stride and Anon Good Nurse open. a 8 PM, South Union Arts, 1352 S. Union, southunionarts.com, $10 suggested donation. A

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