Idiot Glee

December 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm Leave a comment

Idiot Glee at play

Thanks to recent coverage on Get Off the Coast for calling my attention to Idiot Glee, the half a year old recording project of James Friley, a piano major at the University of Kentucky. Citing “doo-wop” and “Pet Sounds” as primary influences, Friley makes distinctive vocal-heavy pop tunes with subdued instrumentation and complex yet skillfully restrained orchestration. It’s a bit moodier than either “doo-wop” or “Pet Sounds” would suggest, but his recording’s light analog-drone and the consistent appearance of a mid-range organ as a companion instrument keep everything in the realm of fun.

Keep an eye on his myspace page for information on an upcoming 7″ and a split cassette with The Butchers. Here are two groovy tracks to enjoy in the meantime – surprise your friends and put them on a Christmas mix or something:

Idiot Glee – All Packed Up
Idiot Glee – It




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