The New York Times reported today that creepy music producer, Phil Spector, was found guilty of murder. A unanimous decision. Why it took them 30 hours to reach that conclusion is beyond me. I mean the guy is on record confessing “I think I killed somebody” with the gun in his hand. He faces a minimum of 18 years in prison for shooting a woman point blank in the face for spurning his sexual advances.
Artist: Glasvegas Album: A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) File Under: Brit Rock Recommended if You Like: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Phil Spector, Oasis, U2 Featured Track: ‘Fuck You, It’s Over’
If you haven’t already heard of Glasvegas, you probably soon will. They are one of the most buzzed about bands in the UK right now, receiving accolades from “best Scottish band in 20 years” to “The Greatest New Rock and Roll Band in the World” (NME). Wow, no pressure or anything.
Their hugely anticipated self-titled EP went straight to number 2 on the UK charts this fall. Their sound has hit such a nerve with fans that they’ve caused a sensation. Taking musical influences from Phil Spector and The Jesus and Mary Chain, their droning reverb-drenched music is tempered by the poetic, pop-like melodies of lead singer James Allen.
In fact, Phil Spector’s 1963 Christmas album made such a big impression on the band that they have recorded their own Christmas mini-album, A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss). The 6–song holiday offering was recorded in Transylvania and features 5 new songs and a cover of the Christmas classic, “Silent Night“. You can buy a bundle of their debut album, Glasvegas, and the Christmas EP, A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss), on iTunes for $10.99.
EP Track List: Please Come Back Home
Careful What You Wish For
Fuck You, It’s Over
A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
Silent Night / Noapte de vis
In the meantime, enjoy this new track off their holiday EP, ‘Fuck You, It’s Over‘. Just in time for Christmas and soon to be a holiday classic, I’m sure. And if you’re in San Francisco, Glasvegas is playing Popscene January 8, 2009 at 330 Ritch. Tickets are sold out, however.