Days of the New also known as the Orange or Yellow album is the debut album of alternative rock band Days of the New , and the first of their three self-titled albums. The album was released in through Outpost Records. Drummer Matt Taul was called away from the studio during the sessions for the birth of his daughter, so session drummer Adam Turgeon filled in on some tracks. Travis Meeks named Dead Can Dance as an inspiration while working on the album. The last song on the album, "Cling" is actually a home demo that Meeks recorded on a four-track machine. The entire album is acoustic , with emphasis on guitar, and features dark melodies such as "Face of the Earth" and "Freak" as well as more upbeat songs like "The Down Town" and "Where I Stand. Days of the New was a success, selling 1. Music videos produced for the three singles also found rotation.
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Buy Days of the New. Days of the New came out of the gate in and forged their own style of dark acoustic rock. The first of three self-titled albums, Days of the New was relevant and successful in due to its fresh acoustic approach and catchy vocal hooks. The album has held up well over the course of the two decades since it was first released.
Days of the New is the tale of a man, not a band. Though Travis Meeks surrounded himself with talented musicians, he always made it clear that he was the boss. In his short career he never had a problem cutting ties abruptly so he could pursue his goals in his own way. When I was being looked at by record companies, we just kinda got thrown together. It was like the record companies said: 'Travis, you need a band. He struggled to make friends in school and always felt like an outcast. He had a number of learning disabilities that only made life more difficult. But Meeks found peace listening to his favorite music. The grunge scene made sense to him and he had a hunger to write songs that soon became overwhelming. He didn't know much about music but his instinct was to just start trying and to hang out with musicians.