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Empty Bottle, Inc.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow / Lightfoils (LP Release) / Impulsive Hearts / The Shimmer DJs

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over

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A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW started gaining traction as a band almost immediately with their debut EP, The Sunniest Day Ever, which received attention from college radio and a number of music blogs way back in 2006. De facto band leader BEN DANIELS has been working as a biostatistician in Australia while also recording the band’s latest album, Sea When Absent. Vocalist JEN GOMA has been living in Brooklyn and was featured on the latest PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART record. Other members are still in the band’s original home base of Philadelphia and the creation of this new album didn’t see the entire band together in the same place for a single moment. Fortunately they enlisted producer Jeff Zeigler (WAR ON DRUGS, PURLING HISS, NOTHING) and Sea When Absent is their most extroverted, collaborative album, in terms of music and personnel. We’re stoked to be having them on our stage for the first time, just as they're getting much-deserved attention around the internet, like a coveted Best New Music tag and score of 8.6/10 from Pitchfork. LIGHTFOILS is one of Chicago’s finest shoegaze bands, pushing the genre into exciting new territory with their mesmerizing haze, a wintry blizzard punctuated by occasional bright blasts of slashing chords. Their new album, Hierarchy, out TODAY on Saint Marie Records, has been getting a fair bit of attention around the internet and we wouldn’t be surprised if this one ends up as one of the best local releases of 2014. Occupying a space between storm and calm, LIGHTFOILS' propulsive, tight rhythm section lays the groundwork as lead singer JANE ZABETH's angelic voice soars and shines above the foggy undercurrents. A band to watch in 2013, they've proven time and again that they're as powerful live as they are on record. Unfortunately our pals in StarTropics had to cancel tonight due to illness, but you should still come early to witness the Empty Bottle debut of IMPULSIVE HEARTS, not to mention the chilly pop goodness spun by THE SHIMMER DJS. It's the perfect start to this Tuesday evening's stacked show.

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