A Cluster 1 Premiere!
Upon first hearing Idiot Glee and seeing the video for Lets Get Down Together, ideas of a 70s band transported to the present are instinctual – just look at that track title. Thats without even reading the press release describing 23-year-old James Frileys sound as being emitted from a radio in the past, or coming over an unknown satellite frequency from the future.
Friely aka Idiot Glee crafts surreal pop tunes under various looped croonings, weaving together a multi-layered sound somewhere between trippy and funky. Kaleidoscope imagery of Idiot Glees silhouette and exploding fireworks make up the majority of the video for Lets Get Down Together, but the strange sights fit the sounds like theyre soundtracks for each other (which they essentially are).
Check out the clip over at Cluster 1. You can also hear Idiot Glees first single, Dont Go Out Tonight, from his June 7th debut record Paddywhack at Prefix. A 7 vinyl with that song plus Dont Drink The Water and a cover of Fleetwood Macs Thats All For Everyone is available to order now.
– Ben Kaye
Consequence of Sound
Directed by: Robert Beatty and Coleman Guyon