Published Oct 05, 2015A Sunny Day in Glasgow have announced they're about to follow up the 2014 one-two punch of their Sea When Absent and a Christmas tape with a twin EP. The double-sized Planning Weed Like It's Acid / Life Is Loss: Pop Songs 2015 lands on CD and as a digital download November 16 via Mis Ojos Discos.
As explained in a group statement, the nine-song double EP was "written, recorded and mixed at light-speed" following the band's 2014 tour cycle.
They added: "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 songs were recorded between the various members' homes in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Brooklyn and Australia, with extra percussion tracked at the Converse Rubber Tracks facility in Brooklyn.
It should be noted that the band opted out of a vinyl release for Planning Weed Like It's Acid / Life Is Loss: Pop Songs 2015, at least for the time being, considering the log-jam wax-making plants have been faced with via the rise of vinyl these last several years.
"In 2015 you can't get vinyl pressed in less than 6 months, so hello CDs (and mp3/streaming, of course)," they wrote. "It's actually better this way…perfect, in fact. You should buy the CD, put it in your microwave for a few seconds, watch the pretty green flame, and then stream it. Further join in the modern excess drowning us all. It's all good. Life is loss."
You can find the full tracklisting info for the double EP, as well as a stream of opening track "Jet Black, Starlit," down below.
Planning Weed Like It's Acid / Life Is Loss: Pop Songs 2015:
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