Shake down all my walls: Day For Night MP3
Photo by Howard Lam
I'm all about the subtle, the quiet waves, the slow reveal. But then I sometimes find myself wanting music that knocks me back on first listen, as immediate and audacious as a knife wound. I crave cranking up the volume to full blast and headbanging away to some monstrous riff. Day For Night, a three-piece from New York, is just what I'm looking for, an aggressive shake out of the spell of lethargic, grey-skyed afternoons.
The band specializes in fierce, outsized rock, with galloping guitar lines, penetrating drums and anthemic scope. Singer Kali Holloway sounds like some mercenary banshee, bringing a real driving force to the proceedings. At only three songs, their self-titled EP registers more of an impression than you'd expect, delivering just as much muscle and velocity with later listens and capturing a lot of the energy and fire of a live performance. It's music as hurricane wind, either take shelter or get blown away.
Day For Night will be playing at The Annex on May 10th.
* MP3: "Silver Beach" - Day For Night from Day For Night EP [Buy it]
* Band Website: Day For Night