Arson Daily “Signs”

Fat guitar tones and surf rock vibes that drew me in initially support an easy to listen to vocal timbre that combines elements of Cage and Arctic Monkeys that I’m super into. “Signs” by Arson Daily is artistically something I’d compare to bands you’d hear at festivals like Firefly, Bonnaroo or other places you’d find someone like My Morning Jacket or Portugal the Man.  It’s easy to listen to but has all the right energies, also checking their social medias it looks like they have sick concerts. Definitely someone to keep an eye on!!

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Arson Daily. It’s more than an on-the-nose sup nod to the pot smokers of the world. It’s the product of over 4 years of basements, bars, van transit, and general disillusionment.

The latter being the most apparent, their latest music shows the long-time roommates are actively seeking out maturity. It carries you through the satisfaction of accomplishment while wrestling with the hesitance and nostalgia that inherently accompanies change. They’ve gained a sound somewhere between summer and autumn as the bridges and melodies color resonant lyrics in an upbeat fashion.

To those who’ve been following since 2014, these themes will harbor interest with the context of noise complaints and soon-to-be-failed hearing tests in Boone, NC before the friends relocated to Raleigh. Daily has ditched  look and taken a leap forwards with the vulnerability of their content. This release has everything to do with accepting individuality, its inherent susceptibility to rejection, and the unabashed courage to do it anyway.

The last three years they’ve been consistently booking venues and on the road (multiplied by the 2018 addition of The Funky Duck, a 2001 Chevy Astro Van). Their repertoire ranges from playing events like Shakori Hills Grassroots Music Festival, Savannah Stopover, and Hopscotch Music Festival, and also alongside the names of Shakey Graves, Illiterate Light, Briston Maroney, and Mo Lowda and the Humble, who’s members recorded and produced their newest album Late Reflections set to be released in 2020.

So altogether, what do we have? Zach Dunham (guitar&vox), Adam McLean (drums), and Quincy Platt (bass) have succeeded in conquering adolescence, and they’re doing it on purpose. Brandishing a more polished product alongside the same dead-sprint performance cultured in Blue Ridge basements, the group has evolved into a must-see attraction of the North Carolina music scene.  They’ve adopted a ground-up songwriting style, and left themselves room for more yet to come. In short, you could say Arson Daily is gunning for the 9 o’clock timeslot.

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Musician releasing music under self created record label

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