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Slow Coming Day

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Inspiration, motivation and the contrived walk a very fine line. There is an entire music scene filled with bands that make music, not out of necessity or passion, but by settling on mere imitation, based on extraneous aspects of what can make music an egotistically and financially profitable endeavor. The emoting of credible artists becomes part of a genre-formula, and suddenly the appearance of sincerity can no longer be trusted.

But just like the difference between a really nice keyboard and a really nice piano, the subtle differences are unmistakable, and while one may be a top-of-the-line imitation, it will never capture the soul of an original. “I think a quality that sets us apart from other rock bands is that we are very sincere. The lyrics are about real events and emotions I have had in my life and people can relate to that. It's not something fake. It's something that is very genuine.”

Aside from the fact that their brand of emotional indie-rock is all at once beautiful, engaging and uplifting, Slow Coming Day is a band of uncompromising genuineness. Their debut for Tooth & Nail Records, “Farewell To The Familiar” was produced by Ed Rose (Get Up Kids, Appleseed Cast, Ultimate Fakebook) and is marked by its abandon, beauty, and intense lyrical themes. All very much in the first-person, songwriter Orion Walsh’s lyrics poignantly and intimately address divorce (“Family Ties”), the loss of a loved one (“A Midsummer’s Nightmare”, “A Part of Me Died”) materialism, dreams, and love; all with an insight and experience beyond his years.

Only having formed in February of 2001, and with a few line-up changes since, Slow Coming Day has covered impressive ground in a relatively short time. Already they’ve managed to garner comparisons to indie-rock mainstays such as Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World, and The Juliana Theory in the same time it takes many bands to develop a sound worth hearing. Songs like “Pages Yet To Be Written” and “Captivated” stretch the conventional rock ‘n’ roll boundaries and feature lush soundscapes, immediately memorable melodies, and a believable emotive tone.

With plans to tour in support of their spring release, Slow Coming Day are set to establish themselves as one of the few sincere and mature talents of the current melodic rock resurgence. “Having a direct influence on peoples lives is what makes playing in a band worthwhile. Being able to touch your audience through the music, that is the ultimate goal.”

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Inspiration, motivation and the contrived walk a very fine line. There is an entire music scene filled with bands that make music, not out of necessity or passion, but by settling on mere imitation, based on extraneous aspects of what can make music an egotistically and financially profitable endeavor. The emoting of credible artists becomes part of a genre-formula, and suddenly the appearance of sincerity can no longer be trusted.

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Line-Up

Orion Walsh - Vocals, Guitar
Kevin Lanctot - Guitar
Brandon Queen - Drums, Background Vocals
Bobbylee Hansen - Bass