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Label: Outpost Recordings - OPD-30037,Outpost Recordings - 030 037-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Country Rock
The Raping Of Jill Evans - Mabel - Message From My Heart of the New were an American rock band from Charlestown, Indianaformed in When they turned to an acoustic sound, they changed the name of the band and added guitarist Todd Whitener.
A demo version of the song "Freak" appeared on the Harvest Showcase Volume 3a compilation of Louisville area artists. This recording features a solo performance by Travis Meeks but is credited to Days of the New. Jesse Vest and Matt Taul are listed as band members in the liner notes although they Medley: Ikes Rap IV / A Brand New Me - Isaac Hayes - Black Moses not appear on this recording.
Producer Scott Litt signed the band after their third live show. The first Days of the New release, an eponymous album frequently called "Orange" or "Yellow" after the color of the disc and liner notes, was released inselling 1. Internal problems of the band were evident early on. Shortly after releasing their debut album, Days of the New began touring for small shows.
MTV reported that, after missing a Florida concert in April, the band members appeared physically black-eyed and beaten the following day after what sources claimed to be a band brawl. Meeks later criticized this billing, stating that, due to their acoustic sound, Days of the New should have toured with a group like Dave Matthews Band. Just before starting this summer tour, however, Meeks had already told interviewers that all of his fellow band members were holding him back and, consequently, were being released from the group.
He also said that they were disappointed by this decision but that he thought they would remain friends. An Outpost spokesperson, however, claimed that "Travis just talks" and that nothing was official. Before Hangin Out The Igloo - Infra-Dig - Infra-Dig could fulfill club Another Day - Hotknives - The Way Things Are duties with Finger Eleven and Flight 16 in December, without citing reason, Meeks canceled in early November.
Various explanations were given by band members and a label spokesperson including poor tour scheduling, band fighting, and even Meeks being physically ill. Over the years, two somewhat contradictory versions of the original Days of the New breakup have developed. It was widely reported in and still believed that Travis Meeks fired his fellow musicians, aided largely by his personal comments; however, he has since said that this is not true and that they left out of jealousy due to the fact that he wrote virtually all of the songs and received all royalty checks.
When Meeks first announced their departure months prior to Provider - Days Of The New - Days Of The New conceiving, and without label confirmation, he gave a less than positive remark, stating "It's like a journey in the wilderness - you know with like the struggle and stuff.
I made it through, I survived, but the other guys didn't. It is my fault for leading you on and setting you up to get attached to the prior members.
Meeks has since said to have empathy toward their supposed choice to leave and claims to understand their viewpoint. Shortly after the original band's breakup, Meeks recorded a second album titled Days of the Newand often referred to as "Green. Many of the album's songs contained intros and codas to seamlessly carry into the next song.
The album was released on August 31, Meeks debuted his new band on September 4, at the ear X-tacy store in Louisville. Critics were fairly enthusiastic about "Green," but the album sold poorly compared to the first, Who Am I (Whats My Name) - Tupac* - Live At The House Of Blues aroundcopies.
It had two hit singles, the first was " Enemy " which reached No. In FebruaryMeeks returned to the studio with a new band and was finished by July. Still using the Days of the New name, the third album incorporated aspects of the previous two - much of the energy from the first album had returned, combined with orchestral interludes similar to the second album.
In keeping with the previous albums' names, the third album is also called Days of the Newor "Red. Days of the New maintained a profile touring with the likes of Creed and 3 Doors Down. Meanwhile, the self-titled debut of Tantric, featuring Meeks' former bandmates, gained strong commercial success and went on to achieve platinum status. Earlier that year, after being scheduled to play at the Atlanta Music Midtown Festival, Days of the New canceled at the last minute.
This was Provider - Days Of The New - Days Of The New to be a result of Tantric's involvement in the event,  but was due to Meeks entering rehab.
After touring for "Red," the band went through a period of inactivity, when they parted ways with Interscope. In SeptemberMeeks declared sobriety from methamphetamine, and resumed writing for a fourth Days of the New record, with the tentative color being Purple. He began to tour again inwith a revolving cast of Provider - Days Of The New - Days Of The New musicians, including past touring members such as Ray Rizzo and Brian Vinson, along with other session musicians.
It is said to have a very theatrical sound, incorporating instruments such as the cello, harp, and koto. Inthe original lineup of Days of the New announced they had reunited, and were planning a summer tour. The summer tour was titled 'Full Circle', as it was the first time in more than a decade that all four original members of the band had played together. On May 30,through their official Facebook page, Days of the New officially announced plans to release an EP with new material in the fall of Following a cancelled date in Columbia, Missouri, the band abruptly ended their set in St.
Louis on September 6 due to Meeks being too inebriated to play. The band's bassist, Jesse Vest grabbed the microphone and told the crowd this would be the band's last show together. After the incident, the band released several statements on Facebook responding to their fans: "There are many things to address here, and we don't want to keep feeding the negativity. We do want to let it be clear that Travis was in no way pressured into this reunion.
In fact, it was very much the other way around. Travis literally begged us to do this tour, on the phone, in text, and in person. He had burned so many bridges in his career that no one would hire him to play a show anymore for fear that he would not show up. He knew the original lineup would lend credibility to the project and help him rebuild his career. Unfortunately, he was not able to handle the responsibility or manage his issues. On September 26, the band announced on their Facebook page that they again would be going their separate ways with Meeks retaining the DOTN moniker.
Meeks quickly put a new lineup together and continued touring; however, he was arrested before a show in Portland, Maine on October 10, on a warrant for failure to appear in court to answer charges of possessing a hypodermic needle. By AprilMeeks had been released and was posting publicly to social media. Various artistic themes are notable throughout the tenure of Days of the New. Every album focuses on a particular color and usually involves themes of small town rural America.
The most obvious visual hallmark, however, is that the cover art for every Days of the New features a twisted old tree. In a interview, Travis Meeks cryptically discussed this symbol and its personal significance to him:. It is my superhero. It was a painting on the wall that a lot of people had already seen. I had a moment and a vision. Tears were in my eyes. I went into the picture, and I found myself sitting in the picture. Part of Asperger 's is associating sound with vision, so I see what I hear.
That's how I write. That's how I continue to write my records. From Provider - Days Of The New - Days Of The New , the free encyclopedia. Days of the New. Alternative rock grunge post-grunge acoustic rock.
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