When: Sat., Aug. 25, 4 p.m. 2012
Nashvillian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Glassmeyer boasts a stunning array of chops — he graduated from the University of Miami’s jazz program, he plays guitar, drums, bass, tenor sax and keys (and likely more), and he’s probably best known locally as one-half of eclectic garage-rocking duo Church of Cleanliness. With It’s 4:00, the debut release from his solo project Meadownoise, Glassmeyer puts all of the aforementioned chops on full display. Not unlike Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle or Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous (may he rest in peace … I’m still getting over that one), Glassmeyer is remarkably gifted when it comes to taking the rich, avant-garde, bedroom-pop textures that swirl around in his head and actually executing them adroitly. (How many musical “geniuses” have you met who can’t ever seem to actually make anything, am I right?) Songs like “Little William” and “Get Back at My Girlfriend” are full of endearing adolescents trying their best to overcome outsider status, set against a diverse backdrop of horns, organs and sundry percussion. Also, there’s something about Glassmeyer’s delivery — perhaps it’s his somehow mellifluous vocal rasp, or his penchant for describing striking characters — that vaguely recalls Wayne Coyne. Anyway, It’s 4:00 is a hell of an effort, and just wait until you see the dazzling, custom-made packaging. This show’s an early one — guess what time it starts! — so you’ll have plenty of time to mosey on over to Nashville Cream’s Sixth Anniversary Party at Mercy Lounge afterward.