Night Kills The Day Album "The Study Of Man" Out April 10
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The New York-based four-piece NIGHT KILLS THE DAY are set to release their full length debut THE STUDY OF MAN… April 10 via the NYC indie Score Records. Produced by Joe Blaney--noted for his engineering work with the Ramones and Keith Richards as well as his efforts on the Clash albums Combat Rock and This is Radio Clash--the album is garnering early critical praise:
“Scuttling out of the darkness comes The Study of Man…and the Developed Shadow, the debut album from the Big Apple’s Night Kills The Day. The driving ‘After Hours,’ which opens the set, is built around an incandescent series of arpeggios, a musical exercise for keyboard and guitar transformed by a propulsive rhythm and delicately shaded atmospheres. ‘Rainbows In N.Y.C.’ is an obvious homage to Depeche Mode and just as infectious as anything that band has written, while the equally memorable “Dive!” evokes New Model Army at their most anthemic. …the lyrics reach depths more familiar to the industrial world than the goth. No romancing death here—NKD’s dystopian visions dwell exclusively on an eternal internal battle, the struggle to make sense of life, and the war waged against our weak flesh to repress unwanted desires. Although religion is the set’s thematic focal point, it easily crosses denominational divides, resonating even with atheists in its quest to understand the negative impulses that drive us all. A stunning debut and a thoroughly haunting and evocative album.” --Jo-Ann Greene, ALL MUSIC. COM, March 12, 2007
“Despite the obvious connections to The Cure or Bauhaus, Night Kills the Day stands apart. The four-piece have crafted a mature and layered experience that has a certain New York feel….The Study of Man… will haunt you even after you hit stop and move onto something else. It’s catchy, moody, melodic and overall engaging. From the atmospherics of guitarist Izzy Lugo, to the smooth rhythm section of bassist Timothy Falzone and drummer Roger Benton to the haunting voice of Luke Brian, Night Kills the Day is not a band that you will soon forget.” --Chris Beaumont, BLOG CRITICS.ORG, March 2007
“Coming from NYC, these guys might just top The Strokes and The Bravery as the best rock band out of the Big Apple. There´s a lot of bands now who try and copy the 80´s style of music. Then there´s bands like Night Kills The Day who sound more natural in the way they bring an 80´s influence into their songs. It makes their work more authentic, rather than an effort that just winds up being trendy. Expect to hear more about this band.” --Gordon Saylor, SOCIETY’S ELITE (blog), February 2, 2007
“[Night Kills The Day] indulge in wavelengths of electro-pop, flourishes and feathering synths with skillful handling. [The Study of Man…] is filled with airy melodic synths, dance club rhythms and gentle flowing atmospheres in the guitar motions and vocals. The tracks have characteristics of dream-pop, electro pop and shoegaze fusions. The result gives Night Kills the Day the musical significance of Radiohead in the showgaze arena with vast consonance in instrumentation and fluent vocals that carry a warm sonic frequency through the chord shifts and vaporous ranges.” --Susan Frances, GARAGE RADIO, March 12, 2007
Meanwhile, the band--LUKE BRIAN (vocals), TIMOTHY FALZONE (bass), IZZY LUGO (guitar) and ROGER BENTON (drums)-- will launch their U.S. tour with Electric Six and Test Your Reflex beginning March 22 in Toronto and wrapping up May 12 in Detroit. The nationwide trek includes performances at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Saturday, March 24 and a CD release party in Los Angeles on April 20 at the Key Club.