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SLOW COMING DAY
FAREWELL TO THE FAMILIAR
TOOTH AND NAIL

Indie rockers Slow Coming Day hail from California, yet the band's debut 12-track release doesn't have one hint of that current California sound making waves right now. The band actually recorded FAREWELL TO THE FAMILIAR in Kansas of all places. Why? Perhaps to distance itself from the pressures of a new band and its debut record, or maybe to just live out the album title fully, thus creating an album based on this new experience. Regardless, this quartet explores all of the pendulums and pitfalls of human emotion on the band's super-produced, yet hauntingly visceral release, mixing ambient noises inside of emotionally tinged rock songs that would have Jimmy Eat World and The Juliana Theory grabbing a hanky. While tracks like "A Midsummer's Nightmare" may seem a bit overwrought, the sincerity of Slow Coming Day makes the outfit's heart on its sleeve delivery seem not the least bit contrived.
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