With the most open arms of Gorilla Groove, they are letting us use Canton Co-Op again; this time for IDIOT GLEE on October 5th, 2011.
23-year-old James Friley trades in spectral transmissions: multi-layered vocal concoctions that sound like they are emitted from a radio in the past, or coming over an unknown satellite frequency from the future, telling stories about a more idyllic time.
Mining an emotional territory between nostalgia and powerful sense of childlike wonder, his rustic arrangements belie a sophisticated sense of melody surrounded by palpable magic and mystery. Hypnotic looped vocal samples come into full bloom around beautifully cathartic, slow-burning choral interpretations, all the while retaining a graceful fragility.
Having trained as a classical pianist from age 7, a teenage Friley found the designated hours of practice quickly gave way to writing and improvising his own solo piano compositions. Having more of a pop sensibility the songs didn’t fit the repertoire of budding rock band ‘Bedtime’ and hence Idiot Glee began to take shape.
Interview w/ Vice.
Daytrotter Session from Sept 23rd, 2010.
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 – 8pm
at Canton Co-Op
Byob. Keg on hand. (provided by Gorilla Groove)
$3 donation to bands.