In my research for information on Daytrader, a band whose latest album I have spent considerable time with, I came upon their Bandcamp page. It was an awkward and odd little meeting seeing as how the Daytrader that I had grown fond of over the last week seemed a bit more fiery and aggressive then the tamer stuff you’ll find on their Bandcamp page. I thought maybe it was a different Daytrader but alas the link between their new stuff and their old stuff meet on their Facebook page. Odd.
Anyway, right out of the gate with the album opener Dead Friends it’s easy to see that the band has a lot of passion in the way they play, well, at least on this album. Maybe it’s maturity rearing its head or just having experienced a new direction, whatever it is it makes Twelve Years one hell of an enjoyable album.
On their FB page the band list several bands as their influences and to me the one that stands out the most has to be Foo Fighters. The band sound like a younger version of Foo Fighters playing with a heaping load of ferocity and passion, lacking really only in the humor department. I Guess chalk that up to the fact that the band has stated that they wanted to take the best out of emo, pop and punk, two of which carry an overabundance of seriousness about them. In any case their sound is tight and well executed which helps bring across that infectious vibe to the album that brings you back for more once you’ve listened to the album in its entirety the first time. As always final judgment is yours. Enjoy.