Idiot Glee (also known as James Friley) will do a long-anticipated in-store show at CD Central on Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. James recently released the full-length album Paddywhack on both CD and vinyl to glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
“Idiot Glee’s debut LP, Paddywhack, follows a string of cassingles, compilation appearances, and seven-inch releases that has built a fan base and earned Friley a deal with Moshi Moshi Records last year. Onstage, Friley is armed with just a keyboard and a synthesizer, looping his mesmerizing voice with steady doo-wop rhythms into layers of blossoming sounds. On Paddywhack, he showcases his wide range over 12 sugary and sinister tracks of Motown and Brian Wilson influence. As a whole, Paddywhack evokes images of a rotting teenage dance hall and a slow-motion Super 8 home movie of summer vacation.” — Consequence of Sound.