Members: Ashley, Keith, Mike, Russell, & Adam.
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2009 update: NYD is currently inactive.Finally!! We have a real bio!! :)
New Years Day
By the way, THANK YOU (so much) to all our fans in the Phillipines. We love you and wish we could tour there.
At one time or another, each of us has suffered heartbreak and each person deals with it in different ways. However, instead of moping around or flirting with illegal substances, New Year's Day vocalist Ash, guitarist Mike, drummer Russell, guitarist Keith and bassist Adam decided to transform their relationship woes into a brand of upbeat pop-punk thats as catchy as it is cathartic. I was going through a really bad break-up two years ago and so was Adam, and we had both ended up at Keiths house somehow, Ash explains about how the band formed. I played both of them the music Id been writing for my new project and they both fell in love with itand that night we formed New Year's Day.
Recorded over an eight-month span in a bedroom, New Years Days follow-up to last years self-titled teaser EP, was completely self-financed and self-produced with local engineer Eugene Pererras and the fact that the band had no expectations ironically helped them fully realize their potential without having to answer to anyone else. Whenever we had the time off from work, we would go back to this album and we ended up working on it almost every day, Ash explains about the rigorous experience of recording My Dear. My mic was duct-taped together and we had to work with what we had, but the label liked the way the album sounded so we never re-recorded it, she continues. Im really proud of that.
Its not hard to see why. The result is an album thats extremely varied yet retains a distinctive sound that sets New Year's Day apart from their pop-punk peers. For example, the ridiculously catchy Ready, Aim, Misfire is perfect Warped Tour sing-along fodder; My Sweet Un-Valentine has a swinging, jazz-like feel to it (and horns courtesy of John Christianson and Dan Regan from Reel Big Fish); and the saccharine pop song Brilliant Lies which features lyrics and melodies courtesy of Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre, dripping with heartfelt sentiment without sounding like the cliche soundtrack to another teen movie.
However, despite New Years Days occasional collaborations with punk royalty on their debut album, its important to point out how organic the bands relatively quick ascent has been thus far. Sometimes people see a girl in a band and automatically think a record label put them together and its important for people to know thats not the case with us, Ash explains. I really want people to know that we were all best friends before we started this band and we still are, she continues. We all hung out anyway, so it was just a nice additive to our relationship; getting to travel the country instead of just hanging out at Keiths place.
I dont want to say a lot of bands arent real and honest, but everything on this album we actually experienced and went through first-hand, Russell adds. A lot of the songs have to do with love and heartbreak, but its important that we get across that lifes not over after heartbreak you can get through things.
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