Name the Day
The New Album from the Capital Regions Most Promising Rock Band!!! (Albany Times Union) Arc is a band that writes songs in wide-screen, and their new album is no exception. Filled with songs that run heated and dense, to those that are vast and expansive, there is a big retro-vibe that sits at the core of this new album. If the child of Jimmy Page and Lady Stardust were to start a band and fill it with members steeped in 70's rock and early Punk, this would be the sound. Accomplished and full, 'Name the Day' runs the gamut of rock. From blazing guitars and thunderous drums, to singer songwriter ballads and slow simmering instrumentals, this album takes the listener on a journey from beginning to end. To get the feel of 'Name the Day' I recommend checking out the lusty beginning track 'mistreating' with it's intensely sexy blues-rock guitar solos. Follow that up with the albums definitive radio hit 'Sink or Swim.' But don't get fooled, these boys have a lot to give, check out the powerful (drum heavy) 'Subtle Signs' with it's unexpected chorus and driving verses. Now take a breath, relax, and dig into 'last goodbye' and 'Holy Ground.' This is no pop singles disc...it is a work of art, and an album created as a whole rather than separate singles. Call me old fashioned, but that is what music is all about! Monsoon Charlie ------------- 'When I was young I told the school psychiatrist I was a bit angry at the Beatles, because I thought they had used up all possible chord progressions. I discovered years later that music is a diary, whether you write about experiences from your own life or just telling a fictional story....Music is a mood, so my apologies for not sticking to one style of music, I must be a moody person.' From an interview with Jack Nemier - Lead Vocal/Guitar - Arc.