On a brick ass night on Kent Ave last week, we found a surplus of warmth at the always excessively hot Saudi sweatbox known as Glasslands Gallery, where we caught Kentucky native Idiot Glee perform his last NYC show of the year. We haven’t heard anything quite like Idiot Glee, the solo project of Lexington resident James Friley, whose music draws from sounds as varied as Brian Wilson, Bobby Vinton, Grizzly Bear, and Summer Camp. Check out our gorgeous video of “Happy Day” below, and check our review of the show at Big Ass Lens. Idiot Glee will be releasing his first full length album in early 2011, but in the meantime, head to his bandcamp page to listen to his EP, released earlier this year.
Idiot Glee – “Happy Day” (Live at Glasslands)