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Weekly Nostalgia: This Day and Age

Posted by: Matthew Tsai (08/10/10)
If there was ever a band that understood the indie rock sound, it was This Day and Age. The Buffalo, New York quintet dropped three albums in its lifetime: Start Over On Monday, Always Leave the Ground and The Bell and Hammer, swooning more hearts with each release. Their music was stunningly beautiful and often boiled down to a few signature characteristics: atmosphere, intricacy and a decent dose of pulsing rock (for the perfect example, see “Always Straight Ahead”). They penned lyrics that were concerned with subjects beyond the trivialities of daily life, too, often tackling spiritual and philosophical matters. Unfortunately, they split in 2004 when Jeff Martin left the band. Since then, the remaining members have gone on to form jazz/alternative outfit The Reign of Kindo, and Martin and Kindo member Steve Padin have a project going of their own. While it’s of my personal opinion that the goods of the split ultimately outweigh the bad (mostly because it gave us The Reign of Kindo), that doesn’t mean that I don’t find myself wishing This Day and Age were still around much more often than just “every once in a while.”
  
 
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10:40 PM on 08/10/10
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The Reign of Kindo > This Day and Age
10:53 PM on 08/10/10
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Love, love, love this band. Second place victory was my wife and I's first dance song at our wedding.
11:14 PM on 08/10/10
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Ugh I love this band so much. Definitely one of my top faves of all time.
11:36 PM on 08/10/10
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I have much love for this band. I jam the third album on the reg.
11:57 PM on 08/10/10
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The Reign of Kindo > This Day and Age
No.

I miss this band so, so much.
11:59 PM on 08/10/10
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Great work, Matthew - glad you chose to pick them for this feature. One of the sadder demonstrations of very talented bands not getting enough recognition when they were making records.
12:02 AM on 08/11/10
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The Reign of Kindo > This Day and Age
I agree with this. This Day and Age were, however, incredible. I still wish they hadn't split sometimes too.
12:48 AM on 08/11/10
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This Day and Age was so good. Every release was different and kept getting better. Sad to see them not all together in one band still.
01:06 AM on 08/11/10
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Really like both bands.
01:41 AM on 08/11/10
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I played a show w/ these guys and Waking Ashland.. Magic
01:47 AM on 08/11/10
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Wow, I just started getting into This Day and Age as of last week. I bought The Bell and the Hammer and am thoroughly enjoying it. How conincidental to see a feature on AP!
01:53 AM on 08/11/10
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loveloveloveloveLOVE this band.
02:31 AM on 08/11/10
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miss them.
04:14 AM on 08/11/10
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Great band. Seeing them live was always a good time.
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